BALLET MECHANIQUE

2K restoration of the earliest, most complete version 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, sirens, bells, airplane propeller and percussion orchestra.

Arranged, edited, and recorded by Paul D. Lehrman in collaboration with Bruce Posner, and re-mixed for surround in 2014 by Gustavo Matamoros.

Restoration by 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.

STUMMFILM AUF ARTE
"Images Mobiles-Ballet Mécanique, A silent film by Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy."

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)


Exhibitions & Screenings Contact:
FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE
tel. +1-603-252-6786
bcposner@gmail.com