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Project Object Biography
Project/Object is a band that plays the music of Frank Zappa. The band is named after Zappa's own "Project/Object," wherein he repeated a series of spoken and musical themes throughout his career, an idea he termed "Conceptual Continuity". The band was formed by André Cholmondeley in the early 1990s to interpret the music of Zappa, usually by arranging the songs in new ways, creating spontaneous interludes with references to current events, and featuring passages of guitar-based improvisation. Project/Object's current core band is Napoleon Murphy Brock on saxophone, flute, and vocals, Cholmondeley on guitar and vocals, Robbie Seahag on guitar and vocals, Eric Svalgard on keyboards and vocals, Dave Johnsen on electric bass, and Eric Slick on drums. The band's lineup has featured members of Zappa's various bands such as Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Mike Keneally, Don Preston, Bunk Gardner and Jimmy Carl Black. Project/Object have released two albums so far and are often on tour. Threats of legal action by Zappa's widow Gail Zappa has forced the band to cancel concerts.