Belle Redux

Belle Redux

Description: 
A Tale of Beauty and the Beast
Composers: 
Graham Reynolds
Performers: 
Todd Reynolds
Alex Buffum
Elizabeth Warren
Jason Elinoff
Taija Warbelow
Colin Ferguson
Doug Machiz
Eliana Yi
Jeremy Bruch
Adam Sultan
Graham Reynolds
Catalog Number: 
#339
Genre: 
Jazz
new classical
new music
Collection: 
music for dance
Location: 

Austin, TX

UPC: 
726708633929
Release Date: 
Feb 3, 2017
Digital Only

Belle Redux

One Sheet: 

When asked how creating music for a ballet was different than some of the film scores he has written, Reynolds responded, "Every time the process is a little bit different. Also, as technology evolves, the tools are different too. One of the goals of this was supposed to be innovation as part of the 3M commission. I tried to use all of these tools in my toolbox and dig around." He continued, "...instead of a handful of music cues spread throughout this larger piece of art, there is music in a ballet, of course, the whole time. The entire sonic audio world is being told by the score, rather than by dialogue, and sound effects, and music, etc."

“Reynolds’ captivating score — a multi-layered edgy gem of pre-recorded finesse — contrasted electronically ethereal sounds with blasting moments of percussive earthiness. A poignant romantic melody laced throughout, emerging with particularly heart feltness in a string quartet midway through.” -Austin American Statesman

 

Original Ballet Soundtrack

Composed by Graham Reynolds

Choreographed by Stephen Mills

Designed by Michael B. Raiford

Recorded & Mixed by Buzz Moran & Graham Reynolds

Mastered by Ben Blank at Ben Blank Media

Violins- Todd Reynolds,  Alexis Buffum, Elizabeth Warren,

Kevin Rogers, Otis Harriel

Viola- Jason Elinoff, Taija Warbelow

Cello- Colin Ferguson, Doug Machiz, Eliana Yi

Drums- Jeremy Bruch

Guitar- Adam Sultan

 

All Other Instruments- Graham Reynolds

Originally Commissioned by Ballet Austin

Premiered at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on 2/13/15

 Recorded at Red House Studio, Austin, Texas

Todd Reynolds recorded at Still Life Studios, Sunnyside, NY

Score and Part Preparation- Joel Love

Additional Studio Work- Eliana Yi, Alyssa Dillard

Cover Layout and Design- Buzz Moran

Cover Art- Michael B. Raiford