Pink Floyd And Liszt Meet On Piano
Young Turkish pianist AyseDeniz Gokcin has brought together her two great passions – prog rock and classical music – to deliver a series of Pink Floyd solo interpretations. Listen to her version of Another Brick In The Wall below.
Gokcin completed her Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music last year, and she decided to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt’s birth by channeling the composer via three Floyd tracks.
The result, Pink Floyd Lisztified: Piano Fantasy also includes Wish You Were Here and Hey You, and is available now on iTunes.
Gokcin recently told Intropia: “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.
“I felt that their concepts and philosophies are very similar, based around romantic heroes who isolate themselves from the world, creating various ‘walls’ – political, social and emotional.”
Her version of Another Brick In The wall was inspired by Liszt’s Dante Sonata, which references Dante’s Inferno. She explains: “I wanted to paint that image of Hell in my rendition.
“Hell symbolises our wrongdoings, such as war, the flawed education system, negative elements of mass media and ephemeral culture.”
London-based Gokcin – who made her concert debut at the age of 9 and has been performing across the world for a number of years – continues: “I would like to break the wall between my audience and myself. I want to unite my love of classical and rock music and let the listeners and spectators experience classical music in an unconventional way.”