Photography by Zachary Z. Handler
Shot at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore with Dilettante Dance for promotion of "MoveMusic", a concert-culmination of ongoing collaborations between area choreographers, dancers, composers, and musicians. New and original work was created for the performance which ran at the Patterson Theater, sponsored by Baltimore's Creative Alliance.
DWR worked with the Dilettante Dance company creating the piece "Wake Me When It's Over", an exploration of the nocturnal and the varying states of consciousness bridging wakefulness and sleep. Loosely following a theme and variations structure the music for solo guitar draws many musicals quotes from pertinent repertoire including the introduction: Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal. Other quotations are taken from Evard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite and from Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck.
As the music descends from the introduction into a post-wakeful world, melodies, harmonies, and rhythms float timelessly in fragments sometimes taking distinct shape while at other times remaining vague and slippery. Familiar music mingles with alien tones in a fluid and dreamlike sound scape as the listener (and viewer) is transported from a cozy fire-side nap to a thrashing, violent nightmare, and finally, once again, returned to wakefulness as the music coalesces into a clearly defined meter with an almost classical sense of melody, form, and progression.
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