final DMA recital

I am honored to have many amazing collaborators to perform with for my final DMA recital. Collaborators include:

dancer Kimberly Young

composer Stephan Moore

oboist Cindy Behmer

soprano Stella Markou

mezzo-soprano Kristin Dauphinais

pianist Tannis Gibson

Program includes music by Bach, Schubert, Britten and Beaser.

I will also play the premiere of Stephan Moore’s Distance Between with Kimberly Young (dancer) and Stephan Moore (computer).

Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 4pm in UA’s Stevie Eller Dance Theatre.

Distance Between

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I have just spent several days rehearsing with dancer Kimberly Young and composer Stephan Moore in preparation for the upcoming premiere of Stephan’s Distance Between for dancer, piano and computer. The premiere will occur as a part of a program I will perform (with many other collaborators) on April 1 in the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre at The University of Arizona.

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more updates

I have updated a few sections and made some minor edits; please feel free to have a look around!

Cool day today here in Tucson; it rained most of the day. Chili and cornbread was just the thing for dinner. November has always been my favorite month, and today was a reminder of why.

‘Wilderness’ opens tonight

Filament festival at EMPAC, Troy, NY, Oct 1-3 2010

Choreographer and director: Yanira Castro

Dancers: Luke Miller, Peter Schmitz, Pamela Vail, Darrin Wright, Kimberly Young

Musicians: Michael Dauphinais (piano) and Stephan Moore (computer)

Lighting and set design: Roderick Murray

Wilderness unfolds in a dark field that contains audience and performers. In this site-adaptive work, choreographer and director Yanira Castro contemplates wilderness as a minimal and stark environment—a barren desert or the surface of a lake – where action is brought into high relief. The dance begins with a stark and emotional solo by an older man, and a quartet of dancers emerges to perform a virtuosic dance that transforms the terrain. Viewers are implicated in the performance ecosystem as their behavior influences the sound and movement.