dietmar bonnen

German contemporary composer Dietmar Bonnen has performed several Frank Zappa compositions, with his group (called Bonnen), solo and as a contributor.

 

July 31, 2013, Bonnen opened the Zappanale festival with a concert at the St. Katharinenkirche in Hamburg, Germany.
Picture by Steffen Schindler.

 

discography

  bonnen: bonnen spielt
    (1991, cd, ger, ??)
 
  bonnen, gaida-hartmann: mixtura solvens
    (1992, cd, ger, ean 40.15905.70027.2)
 
  bonnen: am schwarzen stein
    (1993, cd, ger, obst)
 
  bonnen: in bejing
    (1994, cd, ger, obst)
 
  bonnen: oh no
    (1994, cd, ger, obst) - incl. various frank zappa compositions

  bonnen: adagio
    (1996, cd, ger, obst)
 
  bonnen: watermelon en regalia
  
(1997, cd, ger, obst) - incl. various frank zappa compositions & feat. the muffin men: 'king kong'

  russian-german composers quartet: not only for...  (1)
    (1997, cd, uk, leo records leo lab cd 033) – incl. ‘watermelon in easter hay’ (frank zappa)
  bonnen: lapis lapides
    (1998, cd, ger, obst)
 
  bonnen, hille, burghaus: john cage sonnekus 2
    (1998, cd, obst cd swl 581)
 
  bonnen, gaida-hartmann, sokolov: gazimagusa
    (1999, cd, obst cd 33012)
 
  russian-german composers quartet: ... charms  (2)
    (2000, cd, ger, obst rd 6.9) – incl. ‘what's the ugliest part of your body’, 'what's the ugliest part of your body (german version' (frank zappa)
  bonnen: you can"t judge a record by its cover
    (2001, cd, ger, obst) - incl. 'trouble every day' (frank zappa)
  bonnen: ouroboros
    (2002, cd, ger, ??)
 
  alexei aigui and dietmar bonnen : up from the skies
    (2002, cd, ger, solyd records slr 0323)
  various artists: obst almanach des jahres 2003
    (2003, cd, ger, obst alm 03) - incl. haarman, hinz, kaets: 'amnerika' (frank zappa)
  alexei aigui and dietmar bonnen: black water
    (2003, cd, ger, solyd records slr 0355) - all compositions by frank zappa
  bonnen: i.m.j.c.
    (2004, cd, ??, ??)
 
  dietmar bonnen: lunyala
    (2012, cd, ger,obst) - incl. 'outside now' (frank zappa)
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  ensemble 4'33": live @ loft
    (2005, cd + dvd, russia, solyd records) - incl. 'the sheik yerbouti tango' (frank zappa)
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concerts, radio- & tv-appearances

 

random notes

     From: ifekete@daten-kontor.hu
see also http://www.obst-music.com

     From: ifekete@daten-kontor.hu
If you set your CD player's display mode to TIME you can see that before track 7 it COUNTS DOWN for 30 seconds. Great trick! (Sorry for the shouting. Have you seen any other CDs with trick like this? I have a 99-track Half A Dozen Provocative Squats promo, too.)

     From: emdebe@village.uunet.be - October 13, 1998
It says in the liner notes, that the "Waltz For Guitar" composition dates from 1958. FZ never put it on record, I think (well, at least we never saw it on record, right?). 


2007 10 25
from: Caterpillar Records

Alexei Aigui + Dietmar Bonnen

Alexei Aigui: Violine 
Dietmar Bonnen: Piano, Gesang

Leverkusener Jazztage 2007 
www.leverkusener-jazztage.de
4. November Live @ Forum

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Live-Musik zu Stummfilmklassikern
31. Oktober + 7. November 
Live @ Scala Lichtspieltheater 
Uhlandstraße 9, 51379 Leverkusen

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6. November Live @ Objekt 5
www.objekt5.de
Kulturverein Objekt 5 
Seebener Straße 5 
06114 Halle/Saale 

July 31, 2013, Bonnen opened the Zappanale festival with a concert at the St. Katharinenkirche in Hamburg, Germany.
Picture by Steffen Schindler.


 

additional info: 
- Istvan Fekete
- Martin Brosch


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