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Podcast Episode 47: Frizzi 2 Fulci

Italian composer Fabio Frizzi talks about his career and director Lucio Fulci

Cinema Junkie podcaster Beth Accomando interviewed Italian film composer Fabi...

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Above: Cinema Junkie podcaster Beth Accomando interviewed Italian film composer Fabio Frizzi in Wales at the Abertoir Horror Film Festival.

Episode 47: Frizzi 2 Fulci

Italian composer Fabio Frizzi talks about his career and his recent concert tribute to director Lucio Fulci.

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Italian film composer Fabio Frizzi made his first tour of the United States this year with a tribute concert to director Lucio Fulci called Frizzi 2 Fulci. I saw the concert in Los Angeles last month and caught up with Frizzi in Wales for my first overseas Cinema Junkie podcast.

I had the pleasure of seeing Frizzi perform his tribute concert Frizzi 2 Fulci at The Egyptian last month and on Tuesday I had a chance to not only see the concert again, this time at the Abertoir Horror Film Festival, but finally get to interview the man who had composed so many memorable horror scores to films like "Zombi 2," "The Beyond," and "City of the Living Dead."

Frizzi, who also composed scores for spaghetti westerns and Italian TV comedies, has a knack for delivering the unexpected - even when working in familiar genres.

At 64 years old, he is continuing to work and to innovate as he now meets young filmmakers on the Internet and composes scores on his computer. But that should not be a surprise, he said, because he always loved new technology and was on the Internet early. He recalls his love for computers dating back to his first Commodore.

Frizzi collaborated with Fulci on many occasions, and he created this concert as a tribute to their work together. In the podcast, Frizzi talks about how the first step in composing is always instinct, but the second step must be professionalism.

On stage he plays guitar, sings and uses a computer with a musical keyboard to astound the audience. He also had gifted musicians and the exceptional vocalist Giulietta Zanardi to share the stage with him.


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