Fabio Frizzi

Zombi Apocalypse Tour

2016 marks some important anniversaries in Fabio Frizzi's career: 35 years since the filming of The Beyond and 50 years of life for the publishing group Beat Records Company, which is supporting and promoting this incredible artist. This tour takes its fundamentals from the Frizzi 2 Fulci project, conceived many years ago in the mind of the Maestro and finally brought to the stage, both Italian and international, in 2013. That year marked the incredible beginning of a series of events held in great venues all over the world. Now, the time has come for a new evolution of the show, embracing not only the iconic scores composed by the Maestro for cult movies in the thriller and horror genres directed by his beloved friend Lucio Fulci but going a bit deeper into the horror, thriller, prog rock and funk career of the Maestro, augmenting the concert program that scored so many sold out gigs with the robust support of new orchestrations. People will be enthralled listening to new suites dedicated to A Cat in the Brain, The Beyond, The Psychic, Zombie Flesh Eaters, Manhattan Baby and many other Lucio Fulci movies alternated with adrenaline-powered performances featuring his astonishing productions for other great filmmakers of both millennia. A new show, fueled by a great band of seven top-quality musicians in the European artistic landscape, strongly based on the fantastic and mysterious with a great inspirational soul behind it, an artistic godfather, Lucio Fulci, whose brilliant ideas had the good fortune of being enhanced by a talented composer, and all will be happening in 2016, the 20th anniversary of him going beyond.

The Beyond

35 years after the shooting of this horror/thriller masterpiece, Maestro Fabio Frizzi retraces his steps in order to realize one of the boldest projects of his life: a composer's cut. We are used to having theatrical cuts and director's cuts, but nobody ever dared to conceive and perform a movie version following the musician's point of view. A new score for a cult classic, realized in a more modern way, almost in the Hollywood style, with very few moments of silence but with great respect for its original identity. A true expanded version of itself, realized through renewed skill and mastery with the important ally of 35 years of added proficiency, presented in two distinct versions: one at full throttle empowered by a 51-piece symphonic orchestra and another energized by the prog rock strength derived from the orchestration for the Frizzi 2 Fulci band, the seven top performers of the Mastro's F2F band. An iconic past renewed through a modern stylization of itself, which can now be experienced as the score is performed live to the images of one of the most famous movies shot by this incredible director, Lucio Fulci.

Lucio Fulci

Lucio Fulci was a prolific craftsman of Italian cinema, author of a large number of well-made and inspired genre films. Initially working in comedies and crime stories, in the late ‘70s he devoted himself to horror, making films such as Zombi 2 (Zombie Flesh Eaters), City of the Living Dead and The Beyond, which earned him titles like "poet of the macabre" and "godfather of gore" by French film critics. The films were reevaluated in recent years by the Italian critics and are considered the cornerstones of the splatter genre. He has been also honored by international directors, including Sam Raimi and Quentin Tarantino, who have placed into their films various quotes from Fulci's movies. Fulci considered himself a "terrorist of genres" because whenever directing a classic genre film (whether it be a comedy, a horror, a thriller or a spaghetti Western) he inserted his own themes and personal style, trying to provoke and shock the viewer.

Fabio Frizzi

Fabio Frizzi studied classical guitar with Maestro Sergio Notaro and piano and composition with Maestro Vittorio Taborra. In love with his profession and eclectic in nature, he has had a great deal of experience in many different areas of music. From 1974 to 1979, he was a member of the trio Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera, but the flagship of Fabio's career is certainly his lengthy occupation in the field of move scoring, with over 70 films and many TV series, working with many popular directors (for a complete list, see http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006088).

He has written music for many different film genres, from comedies to romance, action movies, Westerns, etc., but surely the aspect that has given him the most recognition and appreciation is his lengthy collaboration with director Lucio Fulci, particularly in relation to horror films. In 2003, Quentin Tarantino included in the soundtrack of his Kill Bill: Volume 1 one of Frizzi's themes from Sette note in nero (The Psychic), directed by Lucio Fulci in 1977.

The Maestro's career has also included many collaborations with theaters, radio and television, many experiences as an orchestra conductor for concerts and shows, and compositions of classical works for guitar and ballet.

"My dream was to become a composer of soundtracks; if I have made it happen, I think my friend Lucio played a crucial role."

Enzo Sciotti

Born in Rome on September 24, 1944, Enzo Sciotti, given his great ability and passion for drawing and fascination for the world of cinema, gathered his best paintings at the age of 16 and applied for a job at a graphics studio illustrating movie posters. He was hired immediately and for 15 years paired his innate talent with the proficiency typical of this work. Appreciated and renowned for his art, Enzo decided to open his own studio.

In the ‘80s, he became one of the most prestigious Italian and European artists in his field, and during his career created around 3,000 posters for successful movies, both national and international, his artistic style recognizable by its unmistakable features.

Nowadays, still working with his agency, Art Designer, he continues to nurture his passion.

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