Antheil's Ballet mécanique

A musical piece writtern for 16 pianos and three airplane propellers? Yes please. George Antheil’s masterpiece.


Who said that?

“The greatest magician… would be the one who would cast a spell over himself, a spell so complete that he would take his own phantasmagorias autonomous appearances.”

Jorge Luis Borges



1. The pattern of rhythm and sound used in poetry.
2. The patterns of street and intonation in a language.

Check the research

Music, Multimedia and Spectacle: The one-man band and audience relationships in the digital age   From Organised Sound – Volume 20, Issue 3 (Aesthetic Radicalism, Future and Past) December 2015, pp. 349-356
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