Blast

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Overview

Blast! is a troupe of high-energy performers who travel the globe reinventing classical music with a postmodern formula. This video features the group performing several numbers and provides a behind-the-scenes look at their formation. Blast! consists of more than 60 musicians, dancers, and visual artists, who turn old favorites into something brand-new, often blending several pieces of music into one abstract medley. On this tape, viewers can experience Ravel’s Bolero, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Mangione’s ...
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Overview

Blast! is a troupe of high-energy performers who travel the globe reinventing classical music with a postmodern formula. This video features the group performing several numbers and provides a behind-the-scenes look at their formation. Blast! consists of more than 60 musicians, dancers, and visual artists, who turn old favorites into something brand-new, often blending several pieces of music into one abstract medley. On this tape, viewers can experience Ravel’s Bolero, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Mangione’s Land of Make Believe, and more. -- Betsy Boyd
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Additional 25 minutes of Music in Motion: The Making of Blast!; 5.1 surround sound; Alternate camera angles and producer commentary on selected pieces (*)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2004
  • UPC: 841887051514
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Stanley Dorfman Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blast! An Explosive Musical Celebration
1. Introduction [:29]
2. Bolero [:00]
3. Villa Borghese [:00]
4. Split Complementaries [4:39]
5. Everybody Loves the Blues [4:39]
6. Loss [2:53]
7. Down By the Wood [2:53]
8. Simple Gifts [:06]
9. Appalachian Spring [2:53]
10. Battery Battle [3:08]
11. Medea [4:07]
12. Blast Intermission [1:46]
13. Colour Wheel [3:00]
14. Officer Krupke [4:38]
15. Lemon Techno [9:12]
16. Tangerinamadidge [7:50]
17. Land of Make Believe [3:18]
18. Marimba Spiritual/Earth Beat [2:25]
19. Malaguena [:04]
20. Encore/Credits [:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Blast! An Explosive Musical Celebration
   Song Selections
   Play Blast!
   Special Features
      Special Feature: Alternate Angles
         The Alternate Angles Special Feature Is Available for Three Pieces: Bolero
         The Alternate Angles Special Feature Is Available for Three Pieces: Villa Borghese
         The Alternate Angles Special Feature Is Available for Three Pieces: Officer Krupke
      Music in Motion: The Making of Blast!
      Producer Commentary: Jim Mason
         Commentary With Producer and Artistic Director Jim Mason Is Available for Four Pieces: Bolero
         Commentary With Producer and Artistic Director Jim Mason Is Available for Four Pieces: Villa Borghese
         Commentary With Producer and Artistic Director Jim Mason Is Available for Four Pieces: Officer Krupke
         Commentary With Producer and Artistic Director Jim Mason Is Available for Four Pieces: Land of Make Believe
      Sound Options: 5.1 Surround Sound
         Turn 5.1 Surround Sound: On
         Turn 5.1 Surround Sound: Off
      Web Link: PBS Online
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FOOTSTOMPING, ENERGIZING, HEARTPOUNDING!!!

    I have yet to see Blast on video, however, I did see Blast live last year, and it was PURELY amazing!!! It's the best thing I've ever seen! I had a chance to see Blast II: Shockwave live this year, and I recommend that show as well...BUT, Blast is my all-time favorite! It rocks!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OH MY GOD!!

    I recently saw the show live at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio and it just has to be seen and experienced for youself. Every time I think of the show my heart starts pounding!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    I have seen this DVD as well as the 30 min. production at Disney's California Adventure. It is absolutly incredible. The DVD is amazing to watch and hear but if you ever get a chance to see it live it's like nothing you've ever experienced before!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Something that lives up to it's name!

    I have not viewed this DVD yet, but I have recently seen the show LIVE at the Gammage Auditorium in Tempe AZ. and I can tell you that this is heart pounding, pure excitement from start to finish! When the 2 Snare Drum solists started dueling on stage, and were then joined by the 14 othere snares in the line, I found myself yelling out loud with glee! My goodness...even during the 20 minute intermission the audiance was entertained when 3 of the percussionists came out and gave an impromptu performance on a garbage can and 3 wooden benches! This is a show I HAVE to have in my collection to cherish forever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding!

    A fantastic performance! Aptly named.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Will Blow You Away!!!!!

    This show is absolutely amazing! I loved it and my entire family loved it as well. It is a great show for the people of all ages. My band at Western High School loved it as well and would definately see it again.

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