When musicians and jugglers meet

Martin Cullingford6th Oct 2015

Nimrod Borenstein's score for Gandini's juggling ballet recorded by the Solaire label

Gandini, performing 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures (photo: Beinn Muir)
The ballet is accompanied by a score by Nimrod Borenstein called Suspended Opus 69 (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)
The premiere was at Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio, with musicians from Camerata Alma Viva (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)
The piece was directed by Sean Gandini, and choreographed by Royal Ballet dancer Ludovic Ondiviela (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)
Nimrod Borenstein's score has now been recorded and released by the Solaire label (photo: Beinn Muir)
Follow the links in the main article for more information about Gandini and composer Nimrod Borenstein (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Classical musicians and juggling dancers may not be common performance partners, but the Gandini juggling ensemble earlier this year set out to change that. The troupe commissioned a score from composer Nimrod Borenstein for a juggling ballet which they performed at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio in January, with Camerata Alma Viva. The score was called Suspended Opus 69 and the accompanying ballet 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures; the work has since been widely performed, while the score has now been recorded by new German label Solaire as part of the first in a three-CD deal with Borenstein. The orchestra for the recording was one newly created by the label, Das Freie Orchestra Berlin. The recording is available from Solaire's website - but for listeners to that recording, here's a reminder of the dramatic and rather beautiful original context.

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