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New York Choreographic Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration


New York Choreographic Institute
Tenth Anniversary
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
6 November 2010

Seven world premieres by Jessica Lang, Larry Keigwin, Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky and a select list of new choreographers, produced in collaboration with a winning panel of young composers, created on a dream troupe of dancers led by prima ballerinas Wendy Whelan, Sara Mearns, Ashley Bouder, and Megan Fairchild, and introducing a new generation of knockout artists from the School of American Ballet. Oh, and with a live performance of the scores by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Perhaps the city’s best-kept dance secret. Don’t let anybody know. Can’t wait to see what they do next.

2010 Fall Session
Tale of a Chinese Zodiac
Choreography: Justin Peck
Music: Sufjan Stevens
Year of the Ox, Year of the Tiger, and Year of the Boar from Run Rabbit Run
Dancers: Meaghen Dutton-O’Hara, Angelica Generosa, Alexandra Hughes, Misa Kasamatsu, Emily Kikra, Chloe Sherman, Lindsay Turkel, Austin Bachman, Joseph Gordon, John Poppe, Aaron Sanz, Joshua Thornton, Peter Walker

Choreographer: Darius Barnes
Composer: Kyle Blaha
Dancers: Ashly Isaacs, Lauren Lovette, Erica Pereira, Kristin Segin, Zachary Catazaro, Chase Finlay, Allen Peiffer, Taylor Stanley

Choreographer: Jessica Lang
Composer: Jakub Ciupinski
Simple Music
Dancers: Wendy Whelan, Craig Hall

For Sascha
Choreography: Marco Goecke
Composer: Matthew Fuerst
String Quartet
Dancers: Marika Anderson, Gretchen Smith, Daniel Applebaum, Sean Suozzi

Tribute to Professor Pia Gilbert
Composer: Daniel Ott
An Inflorescence

Choreographer: Larry Keigwin
Dancers: Megan Fairchild, Tiler Peck, Antonio Carmena, Joaquin De Luz, Andrew Veyette

Sara Solo
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Dancer: Sara Mearns

Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky
Dancers: Ashley Bouder, Ana Sophia Scheller, David Prottas, Christian Tworzyanski

Music performed by American Contemporary Music Ensemble
Clarice Jensen, Music Director
Rob Moose, violin; Caleb Burhans, violin; Nadia Sirota, violin; Clarice Jensen, cello; Kelli Kathman, flute; Bill Kalinkos, clarinet; Taka Kigawa, piano; Chris Thompson, percussion

Translating EEG into Music


Wu D, Li C, Yin Y, Zhou C, Yao D. Music composition from the brain signal: representing the mental state by music. Comput Intell Neurosci. 2010:267671. Epub 2010 Mar 11. PubMed PMID: 20300580; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2837898.

Fascinating. Investigators at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences propose a method to translate human EEG into music, “so as to represent mental state by music.”

From the Discussion and Conclusion:

“There is growing interest in the relation between the brain and music. The approach to translate the EEG data into music is an attempt to represent the mind world with music… The above results show that the approach is advisable and effective and that the music pieces of different sleep stages are of distinct music features corresponding to the different levels of arousal…. Though individual EEG data is different from one subject to another, the basic features of sleep EEG with different mental states are quite steady, such as the characteristic waves of different sleep stages. That means, for the same sleep stage, that the music of different subjects would be different in details, but the main patterns would be similar…. This method might be used potentially in an assistant sleep monitor in clinical applications because the music of different sleep stages can be identified easily and more comfortably…. Furthermore, this method can be utilized as a unique automatic music generation system, which enables those people who have no composition skills to make music through using their brainwaves. Therefore, it can be utilized as a bio-feedback tool in disease therapy and fatigue recovery.”

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