Four Scores for Dance

by Tigger Benford

 

Four Scores for Dance by Tigger Benford

2 CDs.

CONTENTS CD 1 

 

Title

Description

Length

MP3 Demos

(1 & 2)

7TH / CYCLE (2017)
Choreographer: Blair Ritchie

The music and choreography were metrically organized into 7 beat units`

 

 

1

Part 1

Medium Tempo

6:24

Part 1

2

Part 2

Fast Tempo
Benford: congas & djembe
Isler: drums;  Traversa: bass;
Comer: accordion, Lisbao: violin

4:14

Part 2

(3-7)

VIEW FROM
THE HUDSON
(2002)
Choreographer: Randy James

Commissioned by Randy James, the piece was a response to the 9/11 World Trade Center Attack

Benford: congas, marimba, bodhran;
Isler: drums
Hart: double bass & guitar;
Jones: keyboards & accordion:  
Walsh: bass clarinet, alto sax & soprano sax
 

 

 

3

Lament

 

5:13

Lament

4

Sabor

 

3:45

Sabor

5

Clarion

 

4:42

Clarion
Clarion (middle)

6

Jet Black

 

4:09

Jet Black

7

Barrage

 

4:10

Barrage  (Middle)

CONTENTS CD 2 

 

Title

Instruments / Description

Length

MP3 Demos

1.

GYRE (2015)
Choreographer: Paul Ocampo

The piece is contrapuntal, complex, steady & repetative and inspired by the rhythmic organization of traditional West African Drumming.  The fact that instruments are from India, Md East & Europe reflect creative systhesis.

Benford: table & Rig
Gimbel: viola;  Pinchas; cello

11:20

Gyre - Opening

Gyre - Middle

(2 - 6)

PERSEPHONE (2005)
Choreographer: Jane Comfort

 

Jane Comfort in 2019 received a Bessie award for her 40th anniversary retrospective of La Mama.

Persephone is based on the classic Greek tale, with singing and instrumental music.
The five pieces are edited to function as stand alone music

Benford: marimba, percussion;  Jones: piano, synthesizer, amadinda:  Partridge: percussion, amadinda; Schleffer: shakhuhatchie, alto flute, ankle bells; vocalists: Elizabeth hazelwood, Peter Scisioli, Eilleen, Everett Bradley
 

 

 

2.

The Garden, part 1

Innocense prevails

4:19

The Garden, part 1

3.

The Garden, part 2

Hades abducts Persephone

6:05

The Garden, part 2

4.

Underworld, part 1

Underworld inhabitants, wild goings on

5:17

Underworld, part 1

5.

Underworld, part 2

Persephone adjusts and then hears a call home

6:14

Underworld, part 2

6.

Return, parts 1&2

Persephone returns to Demeter but she has changed.
Hades comes to reclaim her.

4:27

Return  Opening
Return  Ending

 

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