Rig Rundown: Anatomy Of A Rock Opera

Pop'pea is a major production in Paris      25/05/12

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Regular contributor Gaz Williiams has been busy. He's part of the band playing in the major production in Paris at the Theatre Chatelet called Pop'pea which is a contemporary reworking  of Montiverdi's The Coronation of Pop'pea.  Its being produced as a Rock Opera with a 6 piece band and requires a significant amount of technology to run smoothly.

With world class players involved such as Pete Howard - drums (The Clash, Queen Adreena and  Eat), Angie Pollack - keyboards (Peter Gabriel, Goldfrapp), William D Drake - keyboards (Cardiacs, Sea Nymphs), Max la Villa - guitar (Paul Weller, Perry Farrell), Chris McComish - drums (Kurran and the Wolf Notes, Joyland)  and of course Gaz Williams on bass guitar, its a considerable project.

One of Gaz's other tasks was to set up the music technology used to enable the performance, which was originally scored using Cubase and Reason into a workable system.

We'd asked Gaz  to try and film us a tech rundown, which he did - with the help of the theatre's press department - thanks folks!

Tickets are pretty much sold out  - the show runs from 29th May to the 7 June 2012 at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.




 

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9 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
The Guvnor    Said...

Many thanks Gaz. Great video, and sounds like you have a really nice gig there!

25-May-12 11:22 AM


Wildman    Said...

Nice Vid Gaz,

Thanks for taking the effort to film it. Great stuff!

25-May-12 02:44 PM


Alex Rees    Said...

wow!! Gaz, will you be doing a song about dog fouling? (in joke)

25-May-12 07:14 PM


Hardy Har Har    Said...

In jokes are the best jokes!

26-May-12 12:33 PM


RedWalks    Said...

Thanks Gaz for giving us an indepth BTS view of your current work place - helps us to accept your absence better :-D

26-May-12 01:39 PM


rezazel    Said...

Thanks for the great video! And good look with the show!

27-May-12 08:54 AM


gareth    Said...

that was a great video and thanks for a fascinating insight to stuff going on behind the scenes! Break a leg! :)

02-Jun-12 09:24 AM


Maxence    Said...

Hi Gaz, nice to met you last week (Julien Lambert's brother in law), great job (both show and video). I'm not really a digital addict, but it would be great to talk about musical technology with you again. If you lost my "CD-business-card" ask for Julien or look for "lesousmarin" recording studio in Amiens France

05-Jun-12 03:38 AM


Maxence    Said...

Hi Gaz, nice to met you last week (Julien Lambert's brother in law), great job (both show and video). I'm not really a digital addict, but it would be great to talk about musical technology with you again. If you lost my "CD-business-card" ask for Julien or look for "lesousmarin" recording studio in Amiens France

05-Jun-12 03:38 AM


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