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