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Spirit Dances

Synthesized Sound
NEA-Sponsored National Tour: Sidewalk Dance Theater 1976-1977
33 minutes | 1974-1975

"Ironies"
"Reunions"
"Child"
"Interlude"
"Levitation"
"Wonder"

The composerís first foray into large-scale electronic sound production, this multi-movement work was designed from the outset as a vehicle for a modern dance ensemble. Originally subtitled "Celebrations of 1975", several momentous events of the previous year in the composerís life were chronicled. These included: the birth of his first child, beginning the first major full-time job, completion of doctoral studies, and moving from Texas to Tennessee. The music was designed for quadraphonic sound reproduction.