Dancing on the Walls of Jericho Paul Dolden

Dancing on the Walls of Jericho is the second of a three-part composition, which philosophically addresses the idea of revolution. Part two continues from where part one, Below the Walls of Jericho, had ended. Part one acted as a metaphor for the idea of social change through revolution. Therefore part one was primarily concerned with the vertical monolith and it’s tearing down by the anonymous massed texture of four hundred tracks of sound. By contrast part two celebrates this tearing down with a constant polyrhythmic dance on the rubble and the use of extroverted soloist gestures.

Commissioned by Montreal musiques actuelles/New Music America festival.

  • Year of composition: 1990
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Duration of the submitted work: 16:14

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