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Pink Floyd: coming soon...


Strumenti, cover storiche, interviste, registrazioni, fotografie...  la più grande mostra sui leggendari Pink Floyd sta per iniziare il giro del mondo. E la prima mondiale sarà a Milano. Ne parliamo con due persone molto vicine alla band. By Mark Worden LANGUAGE LEVEL C1 (ADVANCED)

 

Dan Abbott (Standard British accent)

The big Pink Floyd exhibition coming to Milan in September, Their Mortal Remains – quite an enigmatic title! – will be, I hope, and I... I... believe will be the biggest exhibition of... the chance to see the biggest array of Pink Floyd-connected objects and... and material ever. I can imagine going there and not coming out for four or five hours! I don’t really know the details of everything in there but it’s... it will be an absolute feast for anyone with even the... a passing interest in Pink Floyd, and maybe even an insight into what’s been going on for the last 50 years! And I think it will be classy. This isn’t a cheap circus sideshow, I think this will be a... a classy thing, classy Floyd. I can’t wait for it!

Jill Furmavosky (Standard British accent)

This year with the release of what I understand is to be an album of new material, although not recorded in the last few months, but an... an album of new material to be called The Endless River, I think that’s going to be an amazing project. As I understand it, it’s music in particular that is inspired by the writings of Rick Wright who, as Floyd fans know, passed away about a year ago. We’ve kind of lost two members of the Floyd, we’ve lost Storm and we’ve lost Rick Wright, but the music lives on, and I think that maybe David (Gilmour - ed) and Nick (Mason – ed) wanted to perhaps... perhaps push forward Rick’s contribution to the Floyd’s music a little bit more than has been the case in the past. So I think I’m... I personally can’t wait to hear it.

(Dan Abbott and Jill Furmanovsky were talking to Mark Worden)

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THE EXHIBITION

“The Pink Floyd Exhibition - Their Mortal Remains” was due to run from September 19th until January  2015 at la Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan  (via Procaccini 4), but on August 11th, Evolve Devolve, the exhibition’s Italian promoters, announced that it would be postponed due to production delays. Keep following the twitter account @PFExhibitionIT and the website www.pinkfloydexhibition.com/it/ for updates. In theory, tickets can be ordered from www.vivaticket.it


SPEAK UP EXPLAINS

I can’t wait. Non vedo l’ora. Sia Dan Abbott sia Jill Furmanovsky usano questa espressione per esprimere il loro entusiasmo per i nuovi progetti dei Pink Floyd.

Rick passed away. Rick ci ha lasciato. In inglese si usa questo eufemismo per dire “è morto” perché l’espressione he died è considerata (soprattutto negli Stati Uniti) un po’ pesante.
 
We’ve lost Storm.  Abbiamo perso Storm (cioè Storm è morto). Storm Thorgerson era l’uomo che ha disegnato le famose copertine dei dischi dei Pink Floyd.