This composition was created for two purposes: to be used for choreography by Tina Yuan, and secondly for use in a scene in my Musical Play, “Ecstatic Emergencies.” Tina Yuan’s Choreography is based on traditional Chinese concepts relating to Four Directions and the fifth, center. Gustavo Aguilar conceived the piece and I helped produce it and added the electronic processing. One of the most electronic sounding elements, however, is purely acoustic: a gong being rubbed with a superball.
CD Way Off – Broadway, Off – Kilter
Credits By Gustavo Aguilar and Arthur Kegerreis
Francesca and Yu Min’s Dance
A flute and cello duet written for choreography by Francesca Penzani and Yu Min.
Chelsea Czurcha, Flute
Margaret (____?), Cello (It’s embarrassing to not know the full names of musicians who’ve helped perform your music)
This was written for the John Freeman Dance Company, and premiered at the Alvin Ailey Studios in NYC.
The choreography was based on “Steps in the Street,” a dance of Martha Graham’s, and was intended to invoke the spirit of communities bonding together to respond to events like Howard Beach and Crown Heights.