Freda Miller Modern Dance Musician, 1911-1960 Remember Modernism? Soon after women won their right to vote, they began the audacious exploration of dance as their own art form. Women were often their musical collaborators, as well. Here I'll introduce you to a significant one: Freda Miller. The staples of suburban dance studios seem to reference [...]
I've posted a new "Idea to Try" inspired by Leonard Bernstein's Turkey Trot from Divertimento for Orchestra. Along the way, I got sidetracked researching the history of the ragtime dance (circa 1912) from news sources of the time. Take a look and discover: Three incidents of women getting in trouble for indulging in the dance [...]
It's Music in Our Schools month. It's the 105th birthday of Clara Rockmore. So Google is featuring the Theremin and the Chrome Music Lab. FUN!!!
What a nice way to mark Debussy's 151st birthday. Nice going, Google!
Imagine modern dance with modern music -- not "pop" music. Here's an example by the incomparable John Colman, from the record "Music for Contemporary Dance." (And yes, that's Hanya Holm on the cover!) Listen HERE! --> 12 Vibratory Walk_