Chris Norton arguably has been part of two of the more stressful gigs a keyboard player can be involved in: band leading a Cirque Du Soleil show and playing as part of Dweezil Zappa’s Zappa Plays Zappa. Chris has not only manage to pull off both with aplomb, but has a career full of highlights and lots more on the horizon.
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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):
What it’s like auditioning for Cirque Du Soleil (and getting the gig nine years later!)
Timely cues or death!
Auditioning for Zappa Plays Zappa by making a video playing G-Spot Tornado
Playing with Chick Corea and Rachel Flowers
Tips for new players
Composing for film and TV
Composing for video games
Tag a keyboard player: Ty Bailie
Desert Island Discs: Either / Or – Elliott Smith, Whatever and Ever Amen – Ben Folds Five, A Wizard A True Star – Todd Rundgren, Waiting for Columbus – Little Feat, Joe’s Garage – Frank Zappa. Runners-up: Toy Matinee – Toy Matinee, Original Soundtrack – Undertale
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Cover photo by Jack Timberlake via Chris Norton