2006/09/01, the MusikFabrik performed the music of Frank Zappa in concert in Montreux. It was the composer/arranger Ali N. Askin who had gathered a band to perform some of Frank's music. Besides the MusikFabrik ensemble, the band included keyboardist Mats Öberg and drummer Morgan Ågren. Gustaf Hielm, former member of Meshuggah played the bass

In 2011, the ensemble took part in the ""NOW! AMERICA: Cage Reich Adams Zappa" Festival, performing various Zapp compositions.

In 2014, the ensemble released an album with two Sun Ra pieces.

April 13, 2017, the ensemble performed "Zappa's Tapes", a collection of pieces by Edgard Varèse and Frank Zappa.



  musikfabrik: edition musikfabrik 08 - graffiti
    (2014, cd, ger, wergo 68612) - incl. 'outer nothingness', pleiades'  (sun ra)
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  ulrich loeffler: the black page
    (2019, download, --, itunes) = 'the black page' (frank zappa)




"NOW! AMERICA: Cage Reich Adams Zappa" Festival”



  • 2017 04 13 Musikfabrik - concert 'Muziekgebouw', Amsterdam NL

    Performed by the Ensemble Musikfabrik
    Zappa pieces arranged by Ali N. Askin
    • the program
      • intro
      • Edgard Varèse - Ionisation
      • Frank Zappa - The Black Page
      • Frank Zappa - The Black Page #1 the hard version
      • Frank Zappa - The Black Page #2 the easy Amsteram version
      • Frank Zappa - Lemme Take You to the Beach
      • Frank Zappa - Revised Music for Low Budget Symphony Orchestra
      • Frank Zappa - RDNZL
      • Edgard Varèse - Poème èlectronique (stereo reduction of 5-channel reconstrucion by Kees Tazelaar)
      • Frank Zappa - Inca Roads
      • Frank Zappa - Florentine Pogen 
      • Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia 

      • Frank Zappa - Echidna's Arf (Of You)
      • Frank Zappa - Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?


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