To be honest, I didn't look for ballets and operas until I had contact with "The Rite of Spring", "Parade" and "La Serva Padrona" (the last one was in a super cool and funny version that was played in all the state where I live). It's too bad that many years of non necessary elitism have gentrified this places where the union of theater, dance and music serve performances that don't fit the pop standards. In a kind of gradual substitution, they have moved to a central role in global scale pop concerts to catch people's attention.
However, the not-only-profit art is gradually approaching a larger and more comprehensive audience! And the coolest thing about this: it's happening in a very natural way (at least in most of them). This is the case of "Seeker," an album that was made from a score commissioned by Iván Pérez to Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) and Aaron Martin for his dance piece called 'Hide And Seek' (we can see an excerpt in the video below). Aaron recorded instrumental sounds and Machinefabriek worked on these recordings by processing, editing and adding new sounds to them. A very cozy musical aesthetic! No maximalist music, no Bartók pizzicato and no extreme techniques to frighten the new listener. Here we have music serving the choreography and vice versa, a communion of artists who know how to make art and not only feed their egos.
In the end, we have a fantastic composition for a dance show! From the big original score (included as a bonus track in the digital version), the rework in separate tracks created this great album! Another initiative by a group of artists that has generated another excellent work, distilled over time until the version that appears in 'Seeker'. Listen to the music, watch the video and, if you can, go to shows like this one in your city. After all, there is no art and there is no music without you, the audience!