JOHN PAUL JONES (UK)
LIVE (Electronic Performance)
Saturday, 28th November 2015 / BFM
SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER
BÂTIMENT DES FORCES MOTRICES
John Paul Jones is one of the most accomplished and respected musicians in the world of music today. As a prolific session musician in the 1960’s he played on or arranged innumerable recordings for artists such as Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, and Cat Stevens. He was a founder member of Led Zeppelin.
Following his unparalleled career with Led Zeppelin, John began to work as a performer, arranger and producer with a diverse range of artists such as Diamanda Galas, REM, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, and La Fura dels Baus. His debut solo album, Zooma, was released in September 1999, followed by The Thunderthief in 2001.
Since 2004, his sonic explorations have also led him to perform as part of John Cage’s Music Circus at the Barbican under the direction of Stephen Montague, touring with bluegrass trio Nickel Creek, and working as co-composer and performer for Merce Cunningham’s Nearly Ninety which was performed with Sonic Youth and Takehisa Kosugi in New York, London and Madrid.
In 2009 John formed a group called Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and Joshua Homme, releasing a universally acclaimed album and touring the world to sold-out venues. In 2011, John appeared and performed in Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera 'Anna Nicole’, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Last year John’s wide and varied career in music continued as he toured the USA with Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch as part of the 'Dave Rawlings Machine’, as well as releasing the debut Minibus Pimps album ‘Cloud to Ground’.
John has also made several guest appearances with Norwegian avant-garde group Supersilent.
John is currently writing his first opera, entitled 'The Ghost Sonata' which is based on the play of the same name, written by August Strindberg.
On the scene of the BFM on Saturday evening, John Paul Jones will vibrate the Acousmonium with a solo performance (with electronics) and resonate more than 40 years of musical history in the hands of one of its most illustrious representatives. Unmissable.