From the October 15, 2010 performance of the Pulse and TAKE Dance project, The Distance of the Moon. This 3rd section (of 7) featured the music of Yumiko Sunami, the choreography of Jill Echo, and performed by the Pulse Ensemble and TAKE Dance.
From the October 15, 2010 performance of the Pulse and TAKE Dance project, The Distance of the Moon. This 5th section (of 7) featured the composition Lunar Cycles by JC Sanford, the choreography of Julie Tice, and performed by the Pulse Ensemble and TAKE Dance.
From the October 15, 2010 performance of the Pulse and TAKE Dance project, The Distance of the Moon. This 6th section (of 7) featured a drum improvisation by Max Jhin Jaffe, with the dancing of Marie Zvosec, and the choreography of Takehiro Ueyama.
Yesterday was our first rehearsal combining the live musicians and the dancers for the Pulse project The Distance of the Moon. So, while I've heard all of the pieces from our musician's rehearsals and have seen video of the dancers rehearsing my piece The Distance of the Moon, this was the first time seeing and hearing everything together. And I can say it is going to be quite a dynamic and exciting show; you really should make one of the evenings (details below).
Scene from Kile Hotchkiss and Darcy James Argue's "Imperfect Synergy"
BTW, next week on Wednesday October 13th from 6pm to 9pm some of us Pulse-sters will be hosting WKCR's Jazz Alternatives Musician's radio show where we'll be talking about our music, the upcoming project, and our influences.
Scene from Julie Tice and JC Sanford's "Lunar Cycles"
October 14 and 15 at 8:00 PM Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South at Thompson Street Purchase tickets online now at: BROWN PAPER TICKETS Scene from Takehiro Ueyama and Joshua Shneider's "And Dance by the Light of the Moon"
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DANCERS Kristen Arnold, Elise Drew, John Eirich, Kile Hotchkiss, Gina Ianni, Mariko Kurihara, Clinton Edward Martin, Nana Tsuda Misko, Jake Warren, Marie Zvosec
Hey everyone, it seems like you haven't heard from us in a while but we have been busy. While each of us individually have been tending our own musical flocks, we have been coming together in our months-long hiatus to plot our next act of Pulse-tastic adventure.
And next month you can see and hear the results.
Pulse will be presenting our long-awaited collaboration with Take Dance called The Distance of the Moon. If you are a fan of Italio Calvino's 1965 book Cosmicomics then you might recognize the title, which is the name of one of the chapters in the book. And while Calvino's story is actually the starting point behind only my composition, in general the moon and its various phases and cycles are the inspiration behind each composer's piece, which will be performed live by the 6-person Pulse Ensemble (woodwind, violin, cello, guitar, bass, percussion):
Joseph C. Phillips Jr. The Distance of the Moon (choreographed by Takehiro Ueyama) Joshua Shneider And Dance By the Light of the Moon (choreographed by Takehiro Ueyama) Jamie Begian Moonshine (choreographed by Jill Echo) Yumiko Sunami TBA (choreographed by Jill Echo) JC Sanford Lunar Cycles (choreographed by Julie Tice) Darcy James Argue Imperfect Syzygy (choreographed by Kile Hotchkiss)
Here are the deets:
Thursday, October 14th
& Friday, October 15th @ 8:00PM Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square Park, NYC.
And because we are 21st century new media like that, we have set up a way for you to directly be a part of the experience. Go to our Kickstarter page and donate a little to help us make this project a reality. You won't be sorry...
Check back in the coming weeks as each composer will post something about their composition.
I'm moderating another Composer Salon on Monday February 1st, 2010 from 7 PM to around 9 PM at the Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Avenue) in Park Slope. This Salon the topic of discussion is titled Inspiration and all of the details, including the questions to ponder, are on my blog. Hope to see some of you on the 1st.