Charles Bernstein

Dance Scapes

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This exciting tour-de-force has become an instant favorite on Musical Starstreams, and is bound to capture a wide audience with its kinetic, propelling sound. Bernstein, an Emmy-award winning composer, joins primitive rhythms with orchestral sophistication which is inspired by the joy of expressive movement. He calls on an eclectic palette of tonal colors with a mix of electronics which are spontaneous, alive and exhilarating. While Dance Scapes celebrates movement, it also allows for contemplative listening in parts, as it moves seamlessly from symphonic drama to Latin rhythms to strange, synthetic sounds. All are held together by the far-reaching vision of the composer.