I have just learned that Matt Marks has died. I did not know him well, neither personally nor artistically, but he has earned my awe by adapting The Beatles' tape musique concrete piece "Revolution No. 9" for live orchestra
and performing it with The Alarm Will Sound. What a name for an orchestra.
First, anyone who even kind of likes this strange piece of structured sound can count on my sympathies. But Beatles fanatic that he was, Matt not only took on the unlikeliest track for a cover version, but also the one track that is the most unplayable and unimaginable for a life setting. He did it anyway and succeeded with grandesse.
I am sad that any further exploration of his own compositions and further work will now be in retrospect.
This is by far my favourite Beatles cover version of all time.
Thanks, Matt. Thanks. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/obituaries/matt-marks-cutting-edge-composer-and-musician-dies-at-38.html