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"Antheil's Legacy" in New York City 7 June 2008
By Richard Friedman

As the collaboration of Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil has been a topic
of discussion on MMD, I thought the following might be of interest.

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/events/opera-classical/67664/613841/antheils-legacy

  "Antheil's Legacy" [at] 3-Legged Dog Art & Technology Center,
  80 Greenwich St (at Rector St); Tickets $25-$100
  Description: A 25-piece automated orchestra performs notorious
  "bad boy" composer George Antheil's Ballet Mécanique in conjunction
  with a film by Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy. The concert follows
  a benefit performance of "Frequency Hopping", an Elyse Singer play
  concerning a 1940 collaboration between Antheil and Hedy Lamarr on
  a secret communication system.

The play, but not the concert, runs through June 29th, and I have
the clipping of the New York Times review if you'd like me to mail to
anybody for scanning. I haven't seen the play myself, and living some
5 hours north of Manhattan I probably won't get the opportunity, but
perhaps there is an MMD reader closer to the action who will want to
attend.

Richard Friedman

 [ At http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/582176/
 [ Ballet Mécanique will be performed by 8 synchronized Yamaha
 [ Disklavier player pianos plus an automated ensemble of 2 xylophones,
 [ 4 bass drums, tamtam, siren, 7 bells and 3 airplane propellers.
 [ -- Robbie


(Message sent Thu 12 Jun 2008, 03:38:41 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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