Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DEEP PURPLE Singer Narrates 'Chopin's Story'

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan has narrated a Polish documentary on the life of Frédéric Chopin, a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and music teacher of French–Polish parentage. Produced by TV Project and directed by Jerzy Szkamruk, "Chopin's Story By Ian Gillan From Deep Purple" aired on the Polish channel Discovery Historia on June 21 and has won four international awards, including "Best Documentary" in Florianopolis, Brazil. A worldwide DVD release is in the works, with more details to be made available in the near future.

"Chopin's Story By Ian Gillan From Deep Purple" clocks in at around 23 minutes, and is accompanied by a 10-minute bonus interview with Ian focusing on his involvement with the project.

Official film description: "The movie is about the rise of extraordinary artistic genius of Frédéric Chopin and documents his Polish years. Ian Gillan, the singer of rock band DEEP PURPLE, takes you on the journey around Poland to show how his home country and the local people helped creating one of the most prominent artists in the history of music. The movie is contemporary take on how a piece of local culture morphed into beloved treasure of European heritage."

For more information, visit the movie's official Facebook page.

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