Ensemble Intercontemporain

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L'Ensemble Intercontemporain provided the instruments for The Perfect Stranger, conducted by Pierre Boulez. FZ met Boulez after sending him some orchestral scores, hoping that he would be interested in conducting them. According to Zappa: "I bought my first Boulez album when I was in the twelfth grade". Needless to say, Boulez eventually agreed to the project. At the time of the recording, the ensemble consisted of: