Video: Pianists Bring Interpretive Dance to Rite of Spring
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:00 AM
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]