"There is a considerable amount of material in front of me for the next few years," he said. "There are two or three projects for Steven Spielberg — very exciting things he's doing, some in development now. And a new 'Star Wars' [Episode 7] looms. I'll have to do my sit-ups."
On May 29, 1913, the world of arts was forever changed when the audience who gathered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris was about to witness the first ever performance of a ballet composed by Igor Stravinsky called Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring). The rest, as they say, is history.
This seminal piece of music really turned the music world upside down and went on to become one of the most important pieces of music ever written in the 20th century. Nothing was the same after it.
After 100 years, Stravinsky's Sacre is still a powerful composition, capable of infusing a great deal of excitement and awe to anyone who listen to it. Film composers also took their share of great influence from this piece.
So, let's celebrate one of the most amazing pieces of music ever conceived by a human being! NPR Classical made some great articles to celebrate the anniversary, go read them here.
Watch this wonderful visualization made by composer and videoartist Stephen Malinowski: