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_