Saturday, May 16, 2015

And Not a Drop to Drink: Cirque du Soleil and "Désert"

The random tune for today comes from a surprising place - Cirque du Soleil. Désert, along with the entire soundtrack of Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas (Bellagio Hotel) water and stage show O, was composed by Canadian Benoit Jutras. Jutras' eclectic music combines worldbeat, classical, rock, trip hop and electronica, and the score of O is no exception, with instrumentation that includes classical Western, erhu (Chinese violin), bagpipes, African guitar, African kora (harp), Colombian guitar, cello, ancient woodwinds and a wide variety of percussion instruments. Désert can be found on the soundtrack for O, released in 1998.