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Pink Floyd Exhibition - Their Mortal Remains extended in Milan Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Pink Floyd Exhibition - Their Mortal RemainsDue to high international demand for tickets, 'The Pink Floyd Exhibition - Their Mortal Remains', will now continue to run in Milan, Italy, until January 2015. When tickets were launched on February 25th, demand was such that the initial four exclusive weeks has had to be extended. The Exhibition opens on September 19th, 2014 with tickets now available through to January 18th, 2015.

Dominating 27,000 square feet, the exhibition will be staged in Milan's imposing skyline factory Fabbrica del Vapore, and will offer an innovative and entirely unique experience. Six years in the making, commissioned and guided by Pink Floyd members David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason along with the family of Richard Wright, the three dimensional experience is designed by Stufish, the stage designers of Pink Floyd’s legendary concerts. Curated by Aubrey 'Po' Powell, of Hipgnosis Ltd, along with Paula Stainton, this immersive exhibition is presented by Italian promoter Fran Tomasi.

This vast and innovative exhibition will take the visitor on a surreal, multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd's extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music and art of Pink Floyd, from their debut album The Piper At The Gates of Dawn to the present. The Pink Floyd Exhibition is a major international retrospective of one of the world's most pioneering and influential bands and the active involvement and collaboration of the three band members in all planning aspects has been crucial to the execution of it. Tickets for the residency in Milan are priced at 15 euros, and are on sale now via www.pinkfloydexhibition.com.

Po said: "If ever a band lent itself to a major retrospective exhibition it's Pink Floyd. For a curator, selecting what to include from such a treasure trove, is both a dream and a nightmare: however there were elements that just had to be included, for example a 20 metre-wide sculpture of The Wall, 5 metre high inflatables and of course a flying pig. We shall be aiming for state-of-the-art, visuals and sonic delivery, similar to the experience of attending a Pink Floyd concert, you never know what to expect next."

Enveloping visitors in Pink Floyd's art and music, the trip will start with the psychedelia of the early years, moving through landscapes populated by the iconic images and sounds associated with the towering concept albums of the 1970's and beyond. The exhibition, housed in an old Milanese factory, will show Pink Floyd's pioneering use of special effects, sonic experimentation and powerful imagery. It will explore the narrative arc of a band that began in London's 'swinging sixties' and whose influence continues today. The visitor can expect an 'interstellar' experience, befitting a band that always defied artistic boundaries.

This all sounds very interesting indeed, and having experienced the 2003 exhibition Interstellar in Paris, we already have a flavour of just how good this is shaping up to be. As more information is revealed, and as we get closer to the opening of the exhibition, we will of course bring you full coverage.

 
Pink Floyd in Cambridge - BBC Radio special revisited Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 17 April 2014

Grantchester Meadows roadsign, CambridgeThis coming Friday, April 18th, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire are airing a new version of a one-hour special called "Pink Floyd in Cambridge". This originally aired back in December 2013, but we've been told that it has been slightly recut, and now includes audio of Syd Barrett speaking.

The special gives the "story of the early years" of the band, and proved popular - indeed, it has been nominated for an award. It also includes exclusive interviews with Jenny Spires who went out with Syd Barrett in the 60s, Warren Dosanjh who went to school with Syd and Roger Waters, and Wilf Scott who was a pyro-technician on Pink Floyd's "In The Flesh" tour of 1977.

The show airs at 6:30pm (UK) on Friday. BBC radio can be heard in various ways in the UK and many parts of Europe - FM radio, DAB Digital, or via various digital, cable and satellite television services. Many programmes and station can also be heard worldwide via the BBC website, either live or on-demand through the iPlayer service (which is also now available for mobile devices).

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2014 )
 
Pompeii and Circumstance: Adrian Maben and Pink Floyd Print E-mail
Written by Alfredo Marziano/Mark Worden   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Adrian Maben52 minutes of black and white edited footage shot at the Europa-Sonor studio in Paris in December 1971. The four members of Pink Floyd eat oysters and drink beer that a roadie has just bought at a local brasserie. They laugh, joke, smoke and offer elusive answers to the questions asked by director Adrian Maben, alternating work (David Gilmour and Rick Wright are busy overdubbing their voices on the master of "Echoes" that had been recorded at Pompeii two months earlier) with play (Roger Waters' eyes almost pop out as he blows smoke rings). This is the essence of "Chit Chat with the Oysters", which received its Italian premiere at Borgaro Torinese (near Turin, in northern Italy) on Sunday March 30th, along with a partially restored version of Maben's classic film, "Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii". This was part of a two-day event organised by a group of fanatical Italian Floydiana collectors, "The Lunatics", who are also the authors of the book, "Pink Floyd – Stories and Secrets."

Maben, who was the event's guest of honour, says: "For me, those two films travel together as a couple and they complement each other. In some respects 'Chit Chat' is the opposite of Pompeii, but I'd love it if they could be shown together, one after the other. Chit-Chat has something that is completely missing from Pompeii. The group’s four members talk freely, they argue, they tease each other and make fun of everyone else including myself. I don't know of any other film in which they are so relaxed, spontaneous and amusing. Live at Pompeii was of course the exact opposite.”

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Nick Mason talks Pink Floyd at Borders Book Festival Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 13 April 2014

Borders Book FestivalThe Borders Book Festival takes place between 12th-15th June 2014, in Melrose (close to Edinburgh), Scotland. As part of the festival, Nick Mason will be in conversation with comedian and impressionist, Rory Bremner. This takes place in the Born in the Borders Marquee, on Thursday 12th June at 6:15pm.

Tickets for this appearance are now on sale priced at £10 (£8 for concessions), and can be purchased online from BBFBoxOffice.co.uk. Our thanks to Bob Follen and Dave Rogers for tipping us off about this event.

 
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