Fabio Frizzi is returning to North America to perfom the legendary score for “The Beyond.” “The Beyond” is a psychedelic, supernatural nightmare directed by the granddaddy of Italian splatter Lucio Fulci. The second film in Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy sandwiched between City of the Living Dead (1980) and The House by the Cemetery (1981), “The Beyond’s” loose narrative revolves around a Louisiana hotel which may in fact be one of the seven gates to hell. The movie is beloved by horror fans for its surrealistic imagery and gore-tastic set pieces, including gouged out eyes, face-eating spiders, reanimated corpses, and a bloodthirsty dog. Additionally, a composer’s cut of the score is being re-release in conjunction with the tour via Cadabra Records.
Fabio will play a second set entitled “FRIZZI 2 FULCI.” This is a breathtakingly amazing experience that sees famous scenes from Fulci’s film alongside Fabio’s scores
The tour stars November 15th in Memphis, TN, December 20th in Atlanta, GA.
“Come see me on my North American tour! It’s time for a crazy adventure all together into “The Beyond” says Frizzi.
It’s impossible to think of Fulci’s unique films without mentioning Frizzi’s music. The two names are synonymous with one another. Collaborating first on 1975’s The Four of the Apocalypse, Frizzi would go on to score numerous Fulci classics including Zombi 2 (1979), City of the Living Dead, and Manhattan Baby (1982). “The Beyond” however may just be the duo’s crowning achievement. From the beginning Frizzi set out to achieve a long standing goal: to craft a horror score that would combine both rock music with orchestral elements. Instead of relying on synthesizers as he had done in the past, Frizzi used real instruments including mellotron, bass, strings, wind instruments, and even choral elements. The result is a grim and heavy mix of prog rock and orchestra, enveloped by an omnipresent atmosphere of bleakness and impending doom, yet touched with color and beauty that has yet to be matched in any Italian horror film.
“The Beyond” has consistently been ranked as one of the greatest horror scores of all time, including by Rolling Stone in 2016. That same year, for the film’s 35th anniversary, Frizzi unearthed 52 unused pieces of music originally composed for the film in order to construct the Composer’s Cut and take it on the road to play it live-to-film in a series of screenings.
“The definitive mix of a movie is a difficult matter in which [everyone’s] ideas flow and where the director has to create the right balance under his artistic view. For the new composer’s cut, I found my old notes taken with Lucio and many of the scenes that I newly scored contain the original, unused music cues…It is basically a new reading of that movie. I tried to do the work imagining Lucio sitting beside me. The true Beyond is always the one dated 1981, but I hope this new one will be a pleasant experience for all of those who loved that one.”
Fabio Frizzi “Beyond Composers Cut Tour”
11/15: Memphis, TN @ Black Lodge
11/16: Kansas City, MO @ Armour Theatre
11/18: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/21: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/22: IMAX Omnitheater @ THE MOST
11/24: Boston, MA @ Coolidge Corner Theatre
11/25: Brooklyn, NY @ Mmurr Theatre
11/26: Philadelphia, PA @ World Café
12/2: New Orleans, LA @ The Church @ Hotel Peter and Paul
12/4: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
12/11: Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theatre
12/12: Seattle, WA @ Freetown Abbey
12/15: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
12/17: Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
12/18: Jacksonville, FL @ Sunray Cinema
12/19: Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theatre
12/20: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade