October 6, 2015
When Musicians and Jugglers Meet
Beinn Muir

Classical musicians and juggling dancers may not be common performance partners, but the Gandini juggling ensemble earlier this year set out to change that. The troupe commissioned a score from composer Nimrod Borenstein for a juggling ballet which they performed at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio in January, with Camerata Alma Viva. The score was called Suspended Opus 69 and the accompanying ballet 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures; the work has since been widely performed, while the score has now been recorded by new German label Solaire as part of the first in a three-CD deal with Borenstein. The orchestra for the recording was one newly created by the label, Das Freie Orchestra Berlin. The recording is available from Solaire's website - but for listeners to that recording, here's a reminder of the dramatic and rather beautiful original context.

See full Gramophone article here.


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