Cirque du Soleil knows a thing or two about spectacle. I think that’s possibly one of the least controversial things ever written. But not only are the Quebec troupe’s shows fantastical, and visually astonishing, they feature equally unforgettable–and often incredibly immersive–soundtracks and musical numbers.
KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities recently premiered in San Francisco (review), and will soon be making its away across the U.S. and Canada. Those who want to a sneak peek behind the scenes of KURIOS can go backstage at the Grand Chapiteau at AT&T Park with Loni Stark. Turn back time, and revisit some of the most important moments in human history–the invention of electricity, the bicycle, and gramophone. Time travel, fun indeed!
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Meanwhile, if you haven’t seen the show, or even if you have and want to relive the musical experience, there’s an easy way to stream it free.
Last.fm is hosting all 12 tracks available on the KURIOS soundtrack, including the lead track ’11h11′ and ‘Steampunk Telegram’.
KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities soundtrack on Last.fm
The music is composed by Raphael Beau, and is based on the jazz era.
Those that want to own their own copy of the score should check out KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities on iTunes ($9.99) or Amazon.
And to get you in the adventurous mood, here’s the Stark Insider behind-the-scenes segment shot during rehearsals just two days before opening night.
Backstage at Kurios at AT&T Park, San Francisco
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiousities
Listen now on Last.fm (via Spotify).
1. 11 :11
2. STEAMPUNK TELEGRAM
3. BELLA DONNA TWIST
4. GRAVITY LEVITAS
5. MONDE INVERSÉ
8. FEARSOME FLIGHT
10. CRÉATURE DE SIAM
11. WAT U NO WEN
12. YOU MUST BE JOKING