for Dancer and Projection Willyn Whiting

For Dancer and Projection is an accompanying work for Danielle Willis’ video dance work Celestial Bodies, a project she premièred in Fall 2020. The sound source for the piece, a drone of five sine tones, is decidedly simple and abstract, much like the direction of the choreography. The granulation of this sound source is inspired by the particle effects that Willis designed to be projected onto her dancer. A simple heartbeat like pulse persists throughout the work, for the solo choreography to be edited to. The work was the result of a collaboration between the Dance Faculty at Texas Women’s University and the Music Faculty at the University of North Texas.

Source: 2022

  • Year of composition: 2020
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Software used: CSound, Logic Pro X, Supercollider
  • Duration of the submitted work: 2:39
  • Awards received: Groundswell Linked 2020 Emerging Composer Competition, Finalist
  • Premiere: December 15, 2020, GroundSwell 2020 Emerging Composers Competition

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