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Danse Sacrale: 14 Early Avant-Garde and Electronic Compositions for Ballet and Modern Dance
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CD

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CACK 009CD CACK 009CD
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11/27/2015

2014 release; mid-line-priced CD. The roots of electronic dance music by definition. An unlikely combination of early recordings by international electronic and avant-garde composers as well as infrequent collaborators retrospectively unified by their commitment to the musical enhancement of 20th-century ballet and the evolution of modern dance. Presenting key exponents of the musique concrète and tape music movements alongside masters of the early electric sound synthesizers, as well as pre/anti-electronic instrument designers with non-conformist and microtonal composers, Danse Sacrale reveals a broad range of truly revolutionary musical and academic advancements that found an improbable, sporadic, and vibrant creative outlet via one of Europe's proudest and most sacred cultural institutions. Featuring composers Pierre Henry, Lasry-Baschet, Igor Wakhevitch, Henk Badings, Jean-Claude Vannier, Remi Gassmann, Alwin Nikolais, and Karl-Birger Blomdahl alongside choreographers like Béjart, Balanchine, and Yvonne Georgi, Danse Sacrale unites the unanimously lauded and the relatively unknown with some of their earliest and underexposed achievements. These rare and remastered compositions provide a concise retrospective of a previously undocumented global phenomenon and a global synergy that formed the true foundations of electronic dance music and changed the perceptions of modern music and dance culture in the stern face of adversity and tradition.