February 8, 2023

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Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter has revealed his face for the first time

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Thomas Bangalter, one half of the pioneering French electronic duo Daft Punk, who announced their breakup in 2021, has announced his first orchestral solo album — and revealed his face for the first time in a public context, albeit as a real figure. Daft Punk has been famously anonymous, performing and appearing in public wearing extended helmets, including their performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards, where they won Album of the Year for their final LP, “Random Access Memories” (pictured above). Early in their career the pair issued some obscure photographs of themselves but quickly adopted an anonymous profile.

Coming April 7 on Erato/Warner Classics, Bangalter’s new album, “Mythologies,” is a work originally adapted from the ballet of the same name by choreographer Angeline Priljokaj and premiered by the Orchester National Bordeaux Aquitaine under the direction of Romain Dumas. . According to the announcement, “as a landmark lyric, Mythologies sees Daft Punk’s co-founder reinvent his approach to composition” and the 90-minute score “shows little respect for conventional stylistic boundaries,” revealing “a love of baroque music and American minimalism.” sign.”

The project dates back to the autumn of 2019, when Angeline Priljokaj invited Bangalter to write music for a new work that was to mark the end of several years of collaboration with the Opéra National de Bordeaux. The piece was intended for ten dancers from the ballet company of the Opéra National de Bordeaux, Priljokaj’s own company, and another ten dancers from the house’s resident orchestra.

The track list appears below.

Tracklist:

I. Premier Movements

2. Le catch

III. Thalestris

IV Les Gémeaux I

V. Les Amazons

VI. L’Arrivy d’Alexandre

VII. Thirteen Nights

the eighth wings

IX. Zeus

X. L’Accouchement

The eleventh. Les Gorgonnes

XII. the renaissance

XIII. Le Minotaur

XIV. Eden

XV. ares

XVI. Aphrodite

XVII. Les Naïades

XVIII. Pas de deux

XIX. Circumvolution

XX. Les Gémeaux II

XXI. Icare

XXII Danse Funèbre

XXIII. La Guerre

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