Ever wondered what a Modernist ballet score composed by Scott Walker might sound like? And Who Shall Go to the Ball? And What Shall Go to the Ball? was commissioned by London's South Bank Center in the hope of receiving a contemporary dance score, but could they have been prepared for the oblique descent into space-obliterating industrial hums and stark, atonal minimalism that Walker serves up here? For those brave enough to have plumbed the unfathomable depths of Walker's recent (relatively speaking) Avant-garde work, this will sound like a even more "shaved down" (Walker's words) exercise in deconstructing listener expectations. For the rest, it could be rough-going, but then again, this could be said, to some extent, about all of Walker's best work since Scott 3. Ultimately, there's just something deliciously ironic about a sparse atonal instrumental piece being penned by the owner of the most impossibly beautiful baritone imaginable.
And Who Shall Go to the Ball? And What Shall Go to the Ball?
1. And Who Shall Go to the Ball? (Part 1) (6:37)
2. And Who Shall Go to the Ball? (Part 2) (5:29)
3. And Who Shall Go to the Ball? (Part 3) (6:24)
4. And Who Shall Go to the Ball? (Part 4) (6:10)