Video: Pianists Bring Interpretive Dance to Rite of Spring

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano (Deutsche Grammophon)

The pianists Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano have teamed up for an edgy music video. It features a two-piano arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with some jazzy detours and a bit of interpretive dance.

Staged in a dark warehouse, the video is a departure for Ott, 24, who has made a half-dozen recordings of highly traditional fare for Deutsche Grammophon. The German pianist can also be seen in a new TV commercial for Audio Japan. Tristano, 32, who studied piano at Juilliard, and also composes classical and electronic music, and made this arrangement. The duo has a new album, "Scandale," to be released in the U.S. this September. [Vimeo]


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