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Lookup NU author(s): Professor John Bowers


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Normal.dotm 0 0 1 162 924 Goldsmiths, University of London 7 1 1134 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false 07941 611971 was commissioned by choreographer Jonathan Goddard of the New Movement Collective and the Rambert Dance Company to accompany a dance performance of the same name. The dance is choreographed live to instructions given by the audience to the dancers via mobile phone messages. Each audience member is given a DanceSpinner using which they can make selections of dance moves using a standard vocabulary. The music is improvised through live sound synthesis and pre-composed fragments which are performed using techniques of granularisation. All synthesis and sound processing software was written in Pure Data by the composer. In addition, a hardware synthesizer was specifically built for the piece consisting of a hand-spun rotor connected to a dynamo which sent signals to a ring modulator. The concept of this construction, as with the character of soundworlds of the pre-composed and software synthesized materials, is derived from the choreography of 07941 611971 with its concern for a media saturated world with choices made as if spun for by chance.

Publication metadata

Performer(s)/Choreographer(s): Bowers J

Publication type: Performance

Publication status: Unpublished

Venue: The Place

Location: London, UK

Year: 2011

Source Publication Date: 11th - 12th October 2011

Duration: 30 minutes

Media of Output: Sound file documentation


Notes: This commission builds upon the composer’s relationship with the Rambert Dance Company and their then leading dancer Jonathan Goddard 07941 611971 was specifically conceived to be engaging for younger people and was developed with support from Rambert Education. The four debut performances at The Place, London’s centre for contemporary dance performance, training and education, were all sold out, amounting to a combined audience of nearly 2000. Consequent upon these performances, the piece was programmed as part of the 2012 Wandsworth Arts Festival: The Shimmy, 27th May 2012. The piece was performed four times in the open air at the entrance to the Festival. Photographs of 07941 611971 in performance can be found here: A video documenting The Place performances can be found here: