Drums that strike themselves. Loudspeakers that pivot and pirouette. Pianos with keys that tap dance ghostly toccatas. Get up close to a brave new world of mechatronic music, where instruments play themselves and keep pace with live musicians. 

Mechanical Ballet features George Antheil's epic 1920s Ballet Mécanique, the work of US minimalist icon Steve Reich and world premieres by leading New Zealand composers.

Please note: one piece in this performance includes strobe lighting.

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Curriculum links: Music, Technology