Published on Sep 26, 2012
Soundhub Showcase Concert, Friday 22 June, LSO St Luke's
Selected excerpts from Planes by Elo Masing - please listen with headphones as some of the sounds are extremely quiet.
Jean Lee choreographer/dancer
Aki Sawa violin
Midori Komachi violin
Steve Doman viola
Amy Jolly cello
Planes is not an ordinary dance piece. Music and dance are far too closely integrated in this work to regard it as yet another dance performance; rather, it could be seen as a piece of chamber music for string quartet and dancer. Planes challenges the conventions of music and dance collaborations in quite unprecedented ways by establishing a profound and tangible interrelation between movement and sound production. Music and choreography are integrated from a grass-root level and built up together from the very beginning. A large part in this is played by the unconventional
notation the piece is written in, devised by the composer to be able to convey the movement-based sonic language that connects closely with the unique movement material of choreographer Jean Lee and enables her to work with the score without necessarily hearing the music played by the performers.
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