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Soundtrack for contemporary dance
on 22 September 2007
This is an instrumental piece: 24 minutes long, and clearly designed to be listened to in conjunction with movement on stage. Without the visuals, the first part in particular is very sparse, whilst the fourth is overpowering - though it is easy to imagine staccato motions accompanying the music. The often beautiful third part is compensation enough for the lack of visuals, and as a whole the piece has a clear thematic unity, although the world depicted is, as you would expect from Scott Walker, not entirely a welcoming one.