Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Live Music and Dance Works

The Departments of Music and Theatre & Dance will present a showing of new works in progress on Monday, December 9th at 4 pm in Lippes Concert Hall (UB North Campus). Admission is free.

Buffalo and Rochester area choreographers collaborated with PhD music composition students throughout the fall semester to create new works in a course collaboratively taught by SUNY Distinguished Professor and Birge-Cary Chair, Dr. David Felder and Associate Professor of Dance, Melanie Aceto. This course is a new venture between the dance program and the music composition seminar MUS 627. Rochester choreographers include Heather Roffe and William Evans. Buffalo choreographers include Melanie Aceto, April Biggs, Anne Burnidge, Nancy Hughes and Kerry Ring. Composers include Christopher Ashbaugh, Weijun Chen, Esin Gunduz, Clinton Haycraft, Dimitar Pentchev, David Rappenecker and Matt Sergant.

It has been a very exciting dialog and rewarding realization of these unique pieces. Movement is virtuosic to pedestrian and incorporates set and prop. Sound compositions span vocals, amplified rocks on wood, piano, electronics, marimba and vibraphone. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of dance, live music and an exhibition of the collaborative process.

Financial support for this project comes from the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music and the Birge-Cary Chair in Music, with additional funding from the Chair of Theatre & Dance. 
Contact Melanie Aceto ( for more information.

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