Scottish Ballet dancer Sophie Laplane has increasingly been making her mark on the dance world by creating delightful and unique works which have grabbed attention everywhere. With original music by Alex Menzies aka Alex Smoke, Sibilo, a new work premiering this autumn by the Scottish Ballet demonstrates Laplane's joyful and unrestricted style in a celebration of the power and versatility of dancers' bodies and of movement in all its forms.
The music on Sibilo, the Italian word for whistle, ranges from the stripped, rigid structures of mechanical sound to the more emotive use of cello and whistling, itself a product of the human body. A follow up to Menzies’ double album release of BBC documentary scores for Kathexis (‘Order & Disorder’ & ‘Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams’) Sibilo continues to make evident Menzies’ agility off the dance floor. As with his BBC scores, with his compositional decisions, Alex is able to aptly & playfully balance the tension between the mechanistic modern world and the organic natural state of humankind.
released September 16, 2016
Written & produced by Alex Menzies
Design & layout by Daniel Castrejón