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DANCING STARS (2021)

For open instrumentation orchestra or chamber ensemble of no less than 8 players

Instrumentation may include a group of voices singing open vowels.
Commissioned by The Lassetter Fund for New Music for the Orchestra of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Dedicated with admiration to Mark E. M. L. Powell.
First Performance date is TBD
Duration: 4’

Program Note

The artists play many varieties of colorful sounds in a kaleidoscopic range of combinations and are, (metaphorically speaking) portraying dancing stars. Playful, energized, vibrant, resonant, and lively musical adventures unfold. Commissioned by The Lassetter Fund for New Music for the Orchestra of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Dedicated with admiration to Mark Powell. The socially-distanced world premiere took place in 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each artist recorded their part to a click-track from their home which were then digitally assembled into Dancing Stars.

 
 

Mark E. M. L. Powell conducting the Orchestra of the Aaron Copland School of Music.
Photo Credit: Emma Jane Geisler
INFORMAL DOODLE IMAGE OF THE FORM

DANCING STARS

 

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