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BALLET MECHANIQUE

2K restoration of the earliest, most complete version with coiors of the abstract film by Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy, with the first ever synchronized performance to the original music by George Antheil for 16 player pianos, siren, bells, airplane propellers, and percussion orchestra.

Arranged, edited, and recorded by Paul D. Lehrman in collaboration with Bruce Posner.

Restoration supervised by Bruce Posner with Alpha-Omega digital, Bret Hampton, Bruce Posner, and Jane Tolmachyov-DuArt. Made in cooperation with Anthology Film Archives, The Estate of George Antheil, EYE Film Institute, Filmmakers Showcase, Film Preservation Associates, and G. Schirmer music publishers.

BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER
“Immersed in Antheil” Tufts & Brown celebrate the modernist music of American maverick George Antheil.

ARTS NASH
“Play it again, George: Antheil’s raucous Ballet mécanique roars at Blair.”

NEW YORK TIMES
“Mechanical Dreams Come True. Dadaist Dream of Ballet Méchanique Comes True.”

SOUND ON SOUND
“Moving Pictures. Uniting Music & Film: The Ballet Mecanique."

GUY LIVINGSTON
Ballet Mécanique (version for solo piano and multiple loudspeakers)

SOUND ON SOUND
"Metal Machine Music: Ballet Mécanique at the National Gallery, Washington D.C."

AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA
“Reconstructing Ballet Mécanique: An Interview with Paul Lehrman"

ION CONCERT MEDIA
2K film restoration with 1952 George Antheil score.

Exhibitions & Screenings Contact:
FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE
Skype: bruce.posner99
bcposner@gmail.com

Music Performances & Film Contact:
PAUL LEHRMAN
paul@antheil.org