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Written by Matt   
Saturday, 09 March 2013

Aysedeniz GokcinBack on January 25th we told you about a new approach to Pink Floyd's music which had emerged to much comment and discussion - in more than one world of music. As we all know, over many years, tribute bands and other artists have covered Floyd's songs. A young Turkish pianist and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Aysedeniz Gokcin, has interpreted Floyd's music in a "Lisztian" way, and this has unsurprisingly divided opinion within the Floyd community, with purists decrying the radically different treatment. Others have loved it.

Gokcin recently said: "I was inspired by Liszt's legacy, his showmanship as a touring pianist - he was one of the first to play to audiences as big as 3000 people at a time. And I love Pink Floyd's music." The next live performance by Gokcin is at St James' Piccadilly in London on April 25th, but in the meantime, courtesy of ClassicFM, you can watch her perform Wish You Were Here and Another Brick In The Wall, and see their interview with her, talking about this project, bit.ly/classicPFvideo.

 
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