Monday, February 11, 2008

Paavo Järvi meets Mousse T

»A Taste of Beethoven’s 5th« at the »Music Discovery Project« in Frankfurt
Paavo Järvi meets Mousse T.
Mousse T. (41), alias Mustafa Gündogdu, is one of the most successful DJs, Remixers and producers working on the international pop scene today. The musical and creative multi-talent penned and produced Tom Jones' worldwide dance floor hit »Sex Bomb«.

Mousse T. and his band are now joining up with the hr-Sinfonieorchester and its chief conductor Paavo Järvi for a remix project of a very different kind. In what will be the hr-Sinfonieorchester's second »Music Discovery Project«, both groups will take the stage of Frankfurt's Jahrhunderthalle on February 15th for a joint performance and mix of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. The event, aimed primarily at young people, will see the collision, or perhaps the coming together, of different musical styles that are world's apart -- classical music, pop, soul, house and video art. Mousse T. shot to fame in 1998 with his single »Horny«. The same year he received a Grammy nomination for his re-mix of the Michael Jackson hit, »Ghost«. His chart-topping hit »Sex Bomb« was sold more than 20 million times. Mousse T. is co-owner of the label »Peppermint Jam«. And the »Peppermint Park« studio in Hanover is a favourite recording and mixing venue for stars such as Gloria Estefan, Simply Red, Randy Crawford and Bootsy Collins. This year the multi-talented Mousse T. wrote the soundtrack for the Bernd Eichinger production »Pornorama«, played by the famous Babelsberg Film Orchestra. Mousse T. has long been fascinated by the creative fusion of widely different musical styles and has already collaborated with star violinist Nigel Kennedy. Together with opera singers, he also staged »Alice in Wonderland« as a pop fairy tale at the Schauspielhaus theatre in Hanover. The annual »Music Discovery Project« is a project of the hr-Sinfonieorchester in close collaboration with its chief conductor Paavo Järvi. »The idea is to make clear to the people who are not as familiar with classical music. All music really comes from the same source, »says Paavo Järvi. »For me it is a pity that there is barrier between that what young people are listening to and the classical music, because that barrier shouldn’t exist. Music is music and good music is always worth to be listened to.«

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