Tag: "dance"

Three short waltzes, each slightly off-kilter. The first — Gooseberry — was created in one quick writing session for pianist Judith Gordon, who asked a number of local valley composers for some short waltzes to intersperse with the 12 German Dances of Schubert. A Gooseberry is both an actual berry…

I had the pleasure of working with dancer and choreographer Paul Matteson to create a new work for the Fall 2014 Mount Holyoke Faculty Dance Recital. The dancers were all excellent undergraduates from the Five College Dance program. The piece grew over many iterations, with the sound and movement evolving…

I did an informal improvised electronic set at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival in Brattleboro last week. It was my first time playing littleBits in public, which was a blast. I was able to incorporate a few new bits into the show, including a snazzy sequencer, pressure sensor, and some…

In celebration of Helen Hills Hills Chapel’s recent renovation, Greg created an hour-long soundscape created using audio recordings from every show that had been a part of the series up to that point. The audio was created improvisationally in response to and in collaboration with the dancers. Audio excerpts [for…

I was part of a large team that worked together to restage Merce Cunningham’s minEVENT for the Five College Fall Faculty Dance Concert in November 2011. The collaborators included Eitan Mendelowitz (video), Dan Rist (lighting), Emily Dunn (costume), and the dancers and faculty of the Five College Dance Department. The…

The sounds for The Jeweled Prize are created by the dancer (Chris Aiken). His improvised movements are processed through a Microsoft Kinect device — typically used with the Xbox 360 gaming system — here run through laptop, triggering events and textures, all mixed live by the composer. The piece is a reflection on marriage and…

[quad bounced to stereo] Subduction is the process by which one plate of the earth’s crust subsumes another crustal plate by riding over it. Subduction zones are commonly accompanied by deep earthquakes and rings of volcanoes which spurt out the subducted crustal material after it has melted in the mantle…