TWR015 - Something Has To Communicate (with Gonzalo Alarcón)
GONZALO ALARCÓN (Brussels, BE) started as a Circus performer on the streets of Chile. He then discovered the Art of the Clown, which continues to be his focus. His latest performance Chiringuito Paradise tells the story of the grand opening of a bar which ends in complete catastrophe.
We sit together with Gonzalo for the third time and finally get to listen to some clips. We start with a short one and discover the Rhythm of John Cleese’s performance in “Fawlty Towers”. We try to figure out how to learn, shape and discover the “professional intuition” that enables you to play with Rhythm. We listen to the cleverly constructed “failing tunes” by John Edwards, a pseudonym of pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor Paul Weston and laugh a lot. Finally we listen to the charming Victor Borge, who seduces the audience with pun after pun.
This is the third part of a series of conversations spiraling around comedy. You can use the chapters to jump to what interests you.
Thanks to Eric Kooger (Amsterdam, NL) for the drum tracks.
Thanks to Jonas de Rave (Gent, BE) for the accordion tracks.
00:00:00 Back in the Room with Gonzalo
00:01:53 Example 1: John Cleese in Faulty Towers
00:08:26 Unlearning, Training
00:19:40 Simon tries to be funny…
00:20:51 Example 2: Jonathan Edwards a.k.a. Paul Weston
00:30:11 Something Has To Communicate
00:36:53 Problem of Content
00:43:24 Example 3: Victor Borge
00:54:20 Last words by Gonzalo
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