We wouldn’t normally be writing about Stravinsky ballets, so consider our interest a testament to the creativity of local experimental pop artist Dominique Leone. Accompanied by Kanoko Nishi and Regina Schaffer on pianos, Dominique Leone has created a new recording of Igor Stravnisky’s Les Noces, which Leone writes “is often considered the last great piece of Stravinskyâ€™s ‘Russian’ period, before the composer dove into other idioms, such as neo-classicism and 12-tone music.”
The group endeavored to remain faithful to Stravnisky’s original work, moving from a four-piano arrangement to only two pianos, with Leone singing all of the vocal parts (with the help of a pitch-shifter). You can listen to the complete recording above.
Leone has announced two performances of Les Noces, taking place on July 29 and 30 at the Maybeck House in Berkeley. He’ll also be at Amnesia this Saturday, July 2 (9pm, $7-10).