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George would have been proud September 15, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Music, Weirdness.
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Almost fifty years after his death, George Antheil’s Ballet Mecanique was finally performed in its full original orchestration, thanks to computer technology …


… that Antheil himself had a role in inventing.

There’s more about the life of “The Bad Boy Of Music,” Hollywood film-score composer, writer, inventor, endocrinologist, military historian and romance columnist for Esquire magazine, in my original screenplay, Eighty-Eight Frequencies.

Thanks to Hiroshi Kubota for finding this video!

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1. Tina - March 13, 2007

now I get how this music fits into the script and its visuals.

besides Antheil having achieved such a dubious, although admittedly, impressive orchestral accomplishment – I have to give props to the techie’s for managing to wrangle this piece into the land of computer technology.

I would, however, liked to have seen the audience’s reaction upon its completion.

2. Jeff - March 13, 2007

Yeah, I would’ve liked to see them throwing chairs … 😉

3. Shannon allbright - March 15, 2007

very cool, after reading your script, this is exacly what I thought it would sound like…. loved it, WAY ahead of the times….


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