'Clement Crisp is in the House' - Mediated Delineations of the Composer's Role in Dance

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Abstract

In 2004, Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance Company gave the premiere in London of his AtaXia, danced to the complete score of Michael Gordon’s Trance (1994), a major work wellknown in modern music circles and twice commercially recorded. Yet dance reviewers of AtaXia 28 described the score in terms of ‘background sounds’ and ‘a tape’, even though the music was played live by a chamber orchestra. This paper examines causes for this level of mediation, where here the score precedes the choreography, or where elsewhere the compositional impulse is misjudged by those interpreting events for public representation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventDance, Timing and Musical Gesture -
Duration: 13 Jun 200815 Jun 2008

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ConferenceDance, Timing and Musical Gesture
Period13/06/0815/06/08

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Witts, R. (2008). 'Clement Crisp is in the House' - Mediated Delineations of the Composer's Role in Dance. Paper presented at Dance, Timing and Musical Gesture, .
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