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Antheil: Ballet mécanique (Leger)

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$1,575.00


FILM TITLE: Ballet mécanique
FILM CREDITS: Fernand Leger, director
MUSIC PAIRING: George Antheil, Ballet mécanique


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Description

Ion Concert Media makes Ballet mécanique, one of the most challenging film / score pairings in the literature, more approachable for live ensembles! Written in 1924, the film and original score were not successfully paired in live performance until 1999 because there was no way to synchronize the film, electronic instruments and live music. Even after Paul Lehrman developed a system to make the sync happen, the original score remains a daunting logistical challenge for any ensemble wanting to perform it live. Adding Muséik to the mix eliminates several hassles and reduces the logistical stress of producing the film / score pairing.

In 1953 George Antheil was persuaded to write a simplified version of the score that calls for four pianos, four xylophones, two electric bells, two propellers, timpani, glockenspeil, and other percussion. Ion is proud to offer this version of the score through our Muséik software.


 

An excerpted version of the film is shown here. You may find complete versions of the 16′ work on the internet.

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COMPOSER TITLE ENSEMBLE PUBLISHER CATALOG #
 Antheil, George  Ballet Mécanique (1953 edition)  Chamber Ensemble  G. Schirmer

Additional information

Program Type

Subscription Concert

Topic

Art, Silent Film

Media Genre

Live Action, Mixed Media

Media Difficulty

Difficult

Duration

0:16:00

Ensemble Type

Pro / Advanced Ensemble

1 review for Antheil: Ballet mécanique (Leger)

  1. 5 out of 5

    An absolute classic film and score.

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