the acme of demented modernism!
—The New York Herald
Ballet mécanique SOLO is an extraordinary work by composer George Antheil, arranged for solo piano and electronics by Guy Livingston and Paul Lehrman. It was commissioned by the SinusTon Festival in Magdeburg, Germany, and premièred in 2016. Further performances have been in Montréal, and at Tufts University and Brown University in 2017.
Technical Requirements: this is loud, and technically complex. It takes a day for a team of technicians to install the loudspeakers and computer equipment. Minimum requirements: 16 channels of sound with 32 loudspeakers; amplified grand piano; projector/beamer; screen; stage lights; mixing board. We bring laptops, MOTUs, and the newly restored film, which is 4K digital.