Micka Luna - BLACK CROWS Score Suite




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Published on Sep 3, 2014

Black Crows explores the sense of community that is created out of sharing a profound experience. Specifically, the work took its theme from the impact of war on couples and the community developed between soldiers in battle, between loved ones left at home, and the potentially uneasy reintegration of a returning soldier into family life. Strongly movement based, with theatrical imagery, Black Crows presents contrasting images of beauty with pain, love with longing. Set to a new score commissioned by Dancenorth from Spanish composer, Micka Luna, and choreographed by Raewyn Hill, Black Crows thoughtfully presents themes common to human experience through highly technical dance language.


"...To compose Black Crows’ score I had to create a specific physiological scenario where the scenes, actions and reactions were taking place. Because of the piece concept and subjects, I found the inside of the skull of the main “character/victim’s” to be the appropriate place to depart. I based most of the instrumentation on electric impulses, the engine of our brain, trying to recreate the immediate inner reactions of our neurons when we are exposed to the circumstances that Black Crows analysed. Music and sound in the first person, partially subconscious and not particularly rational. The echoes of our minds bouncing inside the skull..."


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