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Electroacoustic Ballet by Peter Van Zandt Lane: 'Hackpolitik' / Juventas New Music Ensemble

Album Summary

>van Zandt Lane, Peter : Hackpolitik, electroacoustic ballet
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The compelling story of cyber-dissident groups Anonymous and LulzSec, Peter Van Zandt Lane's electro-acoustic ballet, HackPolitik, is a wild collision of music, technology, and politics. Its ten scenes weave chamber music with electronic sounds in an array of divergent and subversive ways, creating a blend of classical and vernacular musical traditions - electronica and modernism, heavy metal and spectralism, free jazz and post-minimalism. The CD features links to a plethora of online content.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
Hackpolitik is an electroacoustic ballet that investigates how we engage politics through technology and the internet. All the choreography is "a physical interpretation of documented events as they occurred in cyberspace". The Juventas New Music Ensemble is the sound of the ballet, and they sound great. Electronics bolster the sound of the group and often add a decidedly hip flair to the work. Pieces like `Section 5: The Jester', are stylish, coherent, and perfect for the material. The story unfolds around interest hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec, anarchism, and gender identity in cyberspace. A trip to Peter Van Zandt Lane's website offers the story for each movement and even links to a full performance on YouTube.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: WGBH Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusetts.


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>van Zandt Lane, Peter : Hackpolitik, electroacoustic ballet
  • Conductor: Lidiya Yankovskaya
  • Ensemble: Juventas Ensemble
  • Running Time: 59 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary