The Cinematic Orchestra – Manhatta and Entr’acte (new soundtrack recordings)

The Cinematic Orchestra have scored and recorded soundtracks for two films from the 1920’s. anyone who is aware of their Man With A Movie Camera project will have a good idea of what to expect

the first is for Manhatta, painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand’s 1921 eleven minute  documentary about one of the five New York boroughs, Manhattan. it’s a film that declares of Manhattan:

City of the world (for all races here),

City of tall facades of marble and iron,

Proud and passionate city.

the second film is René Clair’s 1924 Entr’acte. this twenty-minute piece contains many interesting sequences, such as people running in slow motion and events happening in reverse. it premiered for Ballets Suédois production of Relâche at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and was originally scored by Erik Satie

to purchase these go to the Ninja Tune shop here or iTunes

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