Music / Sound for Dance

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I first started making music and sound for contemporary dance as an undergraduate music student at Goldsmiths. I was asked by a composer friend to perform in a piece he was writing for an MA dance student at Laban. Performing in this piece as a singer, live on stage with the dancers, I realised that I wanted to collaborate with dance as a composer and sound artist.

I teamed up with choreographer Meghan Flanigan in 1999 and here began a fruitful collaboration of several years. Over the course of eleven years we created six pieces together, forming the company 5thirds Projects with other regular collaborators. We had work performed at The Place, Laban and Chisenhale Dance Space, as well as site specific projects performed at Greenwich and Docklands Festival, and collaborative research projects at Chisenhale and The Place.

Here is a selection of materials from these projects:

Imprint (1999-2000) (5thirds Projects – Meghan Flanigan) Greenwich & Docklands Festival, Bonnie Bird Theatre -Laban

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Degree North (2001) (5thirds Projects – Meghan Flanigan) Greenwich & Docklands Festival Music, Bonnie Bird Theatre – Laban, Robin Howard Theatre – The Place

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Nine.8 (2002) (5thirds Projects – Meghan Flanigan) Greenwich & Docklands Festival, Bonnie Bird Theatre – Laban, Robin Howard Theatre – The Place

 

 

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She Dwells In… (2003) (5thirds Projects – Meghan Flanigan) Greenwich & Docklands Festival, Bonnie Bird Theatre – Laban, Robin Howard Theatre – The Place, Chisenhale Dance Space

 

 

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Multiplying the image (2003) Research Project at Chisenhale Dance Space exploring non-linear creative processes and new ways of combining sound and movement.

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And Between Two (2004) (5thirds Projects – Meghan Flanigan) Greenwich & Docklands Festival, Bonnie Bird Theatre – Laban, Robin Howard Theatre – The Place, Chisenhale Dance Space

 

 

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A Dance Called Baltimore (2010) (Meghan Flanigan) site-specific piece, Baltimore, USA

 

 

 

A Dance Called Baltimore from The Baltimore Song Project on Vimeo.