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Rock'n Roll... of Corse


Rock'n Roll... of CorseHenry Padovani has announced that the documentary about his career will finally be released on january 2015.
A great news, as the film has been first screened in 2010 in Cannes.
Starring Henry Padovani, Sting & Stewart Copeland (The Police), Topper Headon & Mick Jones (The Clash), Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols), Jean-Jacques Burnel (The Stranglers), Kim Wilde, Manu Katché, Chris Musto & Paul Slack (The Flying Padovanis), Little Bob Story

Directed By Lionel Guedj & Stéphane Bebert

Watch the trailer :


More news to come.

Visit : www.rocknrollofcorse.com

Happy birthday mister Copeland


Today, Stewart Copeland turns 62.
Happy birthday !
What about watching him during Tama's masterclass to celebrate the event ?

Stewart Copeland Tama
Photo : Tama

Cinema: the music of The Police arrives on the large screen.


Italians are lucky !

Can't stand losing youHere comes for 3 days in theaters June 30, 1, July 2, "Can't Stand Losing You : Surviving the Police" directed by Lauren Lazin and Andy Grieve. Andy Summers, guitarist and founder of the band, tells the amazing story of the Police backwards, starting with the world tour was held on the occasion of their reunion after 27 years since the last concert. The global success with over 50 million records sold, the beginnings of Sting, Copeland and Summers, narrated through photographs, television interviews, flyers, tickets, press releases and new images of the band.

(Thanks Nico Pavone)

 

 

 

 

 

Stewart Copeland : Bringing Down the House at the Philharmonic Hall

 

The curtain fell on the last concert at the Philharmonic Hall before its £13.5million refurbishment

Stewart Copeland and RLPO

If you’re going to bow out, bow out with a bang.

And a crash, a wallop, a fanfare, and something resembling a choral sonic boom.

No wonder conductor Vasily Petrenko has got himself a hard hat (with ‘Maestro’ emblazoned on it apparently).

Anyway, one assumes that was the intention of programmers when they came to plan this final concert before the Phil closes its doors for five months and half the place – panic not, it’s the modern bit at the back – is torn down.

Thus a concert that started with kettle drum, and ended with so many bodies involved that more than a dozen brass players were placed in boxes flanking the stage.

And in the middle, flanked by an all-British composing cast (Britten, Elgar and Walton, all of whom knew a thing or two about the big occasion), we got the world premiere of a new percussion concerto – by American-born rock drummer-turned-composer Stewart Copeland.

Whimsically-titled Poltroons in Paradise, there’s surprisingly little use of drums in what is a playfully melodic piece – albeit with a strong, persistent rhythmic beat at its heart.

Copeland cut his classical teeth in cinema, and the concerto is cinematic in colour and texture, reminiscent of those ‘hep cat’ movies of the 50s and early 60s.

Scored for three percussion (Graham Johns, Henry Baldwin and Adrian Spillett), timpani (the aptly-named Neil Hitt) and orchestra, it has oriental-infused marimba, carnival-style siren whistles and a cadenza featuring a trio of triangles.

How could anyone not enjoy such exuberance?

Copeland, who bounded joyfully on stage to take a bow, punch the air and shout ‘yes!’, now plans to turn Poltroons into a full-blown symphony...and play in it himself.

If Poltroons is a street party, Belshazzar’s Feast is an epic sit-down banquet.

The Philharmonic Youth Choir and Blue Coat School Boy’s Choir provided freshness in the opening Britten (Welcome Ode), and the RLPC thundering power in the closing Walton, a performance of commanding proportions and with impressive attack, clarity and tone in a piece that’s a tough sing, and a worthy finale

Source : www.liverpoolecho.co.uk

Stewart Copeland & In Harmony


In Harmony have some amazing guest visitors to work with the children of Faith Primary School but seeing rock legend Stewart Copeland teach percussion in West Everton was beyond amazing! The former Police drummer is in Liverpool to see his new orchestral work performed by the RLPPO with Vasily Petrenko tonight at the last concert in The Philahrmonic Hall before it closes for a major makeover but he took the time out to visit The Friary yesterday and work with five young percussion players. As well as playing for them and answering questions, he also joined them in a little bit of improvisation and whilst we all know he’s one of the best drummers in the world, I was just amazed at how far these kids get better every time I see them.

Stewart Copeland & In Harmony


Source : www.rivercool.co.uk

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