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Modern Dance Environments 3

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MODERN DANCE ENVIRONMENTS 3
by Norman Beede & Erik Leckrone

11 tracks of varied instrumental compositions for Modern Dance.
Instruments include:  Soprano saxaphone, alto saxaphone, bass, electric bass, piano, percussion, cello, trumpet, keyboards, sitar, voice, digeridoo, synthesizers & others.

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Modern Dance Environments 3 by Norman Beede and Eirc Leckrone

Instruments include:  Soprano saxaphone, alto saxaphone, bass, electric bass, piano, percussion, cello, trumpet, keyboards, sitar, voice, digeridoo, synthesizers & others

With Musicians: Austin Beede, Craig Kupka, Gary Hogan, Maggie Parkins, Paul Carman, Nana Simpopoulos, Matt Spencer, Ross Whitney, & Valerie Sullivan

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” I have listened to this CD many times.  It’s wonderful, tasty, provocative, and stimulating.   It makes me want to dance and look over my shoulder and smile at you.”   ….  Donald McKayle, Choroegrapher, Emeritus Professor UCI Department of Dance

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by Norm Beede… from the CD jacket

The Music on Modern Dance Environments 3 represents my best work with musicians, dancers and choreographers from the decade spanning 1999 to 2009.   It is collaborative in nature.   I am honored to play with and treasure the quality of musicians on these tracks and especially proud of the creative interplay captured here.   Improvisation is the cloth of these works are cut from.

Three tracks are scores written specifically for choreographers, all in Southern California.   The oldest piece, for synthesizer, Untitled 99 was written for a student choreographer at UC Irvine.  Five Minute Break was created for Beth Megill and premiered in Mexico (2003).   Half Parsec (2007) is the middle portion of a piece written and performed for the Colette Harding Comtemporary Dance Company. The tracks Finding Six, Seven Four, Dugadah, Indian Four and the jazz tunes are a result of countless inspiring hours of class work with choreographers and teachers Donald McKayle and Loretta Livingston.   Collaborating with them is one of the great joys of my life.   Dugadah, Indian Four and Tribe, were created especially for this album by Erik Leckrone and Nana Simpopoulos.   Nana was guest artist at UCI Dance dept. from 2007-2009 and often played with Erik and me in class and in concert.

 Selections Include:

  Title Length Meter Instruments Demo
1. FINDING SIX 8:51 5/4 Piano & Percussion
      

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2. HALF PARSEC  8:14 12/16 Soprano Sax, Cello, Piano Percussion
      

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3. DUGADAH 4:02 3/4 Voice, Handsonic
      
4. SEVEN FOUR 9:23 7/4 Soprano Sax, Bass, Piano, Percussion
      

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5. INDIAN FOUR 4:46 4/4 Sitar, Handsonic Tabla
      

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6. TRIBE 8:07 4/4 Trombones, Percussion, Voice, Wood Block, Digeridoo
      
7. IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING 5:37 4/4 Trumpet, Electric Bass, Piano, Percussion
      
8. FOOTPRINTS 6:30 12/8 Soprano Sax, Piano, Bass, Percussion
      
9. ALL BLUES 7:04 6/8 Alto Sax, Piano, Bass, Percussion
      

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10. FIVE MINUTE BREAK 5:55 5/4 Yamaha Motif keyboard, Drums
      

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11. UNTITLED 99 4:18 6/8 Synthesizers
      

MODERN DANCE ENVIRONMENTS 3
By Norman Beede & Erik Leckrone

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Additional information

Weight .14 lbs