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Title Composer Choreographer
1 ) Going To The Match Adam Caird Opening (everyone
2 ) Ground Alphonse Izzo Jessica Bonenfant
3 ) Verbosity Ore Doug Geers Abigail Levine
4 ) Phase Shift John Schappert Krista Jansen
5 ) Double Future Container Love Music John Maters Colette Brandenburg
6 ) Black Lung Christian McLeer Chloe C Douglas
7 ) Cycles 1 Thierry Gauthier Jacqueline H. Kook
8 ) Aspect Melissa Grey Jian Dai
9 ) Obsidian Marcel Gherman Aja Graves
10 ) Ives in Space Zachary Kurth-Nelson Lila Salhov   
11 ) Told You So Chris Mann Jil Guyon
12 ) Free Speech Noah Creshevsky Amelia Uzategui Bonilla
13 ) sssffFGGRGR Olivier Tache Sundara Duncan
14 ) (minut(ile Graziano Lella Tamora Petitt
15 ) forty-nine Ken Steen Jen James
16 ) Bad Villager Jay Batzner Evangeline Reilly
17 ) Future Remembrance Dennis Báthory-Kitsz Andrea Skur
18 ) La vie amnagee-le quart d'heure Henri Algadafe and Philippe Vernier Erin Jennings
19 ) 1.9 Andrew Eckel Marija Krtolica   
20 ) Separation Anxiety Thomas Bailey Rodger Belman   
21 ) Godot in hurry Gintas Kraptavicius Caron Eule
22 ) Dinadanvtli Mike McFerron Becky Radway
23 ) Fenouillet I Sophie Lacaze Laura Shapiro
24 ) Was Er Sagte, Was Er Bedeutete David McIntire Jen Painter
25 ) Animal Farm Serban Nichifor Patty Arrieta
26 ) CYBERNATION Sabrina Peña Young Erick Montes
27 ) Salvation Leslie de Melcher Carlos Cruz Velazquez
28 ) Surge John Allemeier Ashley Friend   
29 ) Here, I'll Play It Again David Morneau Tina Croll  
30 ) RUherex60 Jeff Morris Emily Bufferd
31 ) The scale of coelacanth Michiko Kawagoe Nicole Speletic
32 ) Crawl HyeKyung Lee Jocelyn Soulet
33 ) Reminded of Dickens Rodney Waschka II CJ Holm
34 ) Two Secrets Helen Nattrass Kelly Hayes
35 ) Delerium David Cutler Alison Rootberg
36 ) Lo siento Brad Decker Catey Ott
37 ) Ion Gravity Lifter Tim Mukherjee Storme Sundeberg   
38 ) Deck for Chair, Too Al Margolis Amiti Perry   
39 ) Public Concert Drake Mabry Wenchu Yang   
40 ) street life Anne van Schotholst Kelly Buwalda  
41 ) Numero Uno Jane Wang DaDaDance Project
42 ) A Tribal Second Gene Pritsker Leigh Atwell
43 ) He Changed Into His Brown Trousers Tim Reed Stephanie Dixon
44 ) Bathtime Dorothy Hindman Chie Mukai
45 ) 60x60 edit Iris Garrelfs Victoria Brown
46 ) persimmonix Travis Johns Alexis Hosea
47 ) Follow The Triangle Stephen B. Rothman Emma Cotter
48 ) Monologue Ivan Elezovic Esther Palmer  
49 ) The Oriental Singer Joelle Khoury Song Hee Lee
50 ) “Once upon a time, in the back of my mind...” Cynthia Zaven Malcolm Low
51 ) Lost Among Them Bill Ryan Alaine Handa
52 ) Mongolia water on metal Simon Whetham Jordan Marinov
53 ) Journey to the Light Tuan Hung Le Kaoru Ikeda
54 ) Tre post scripta #3 Andrea Vigani Germaul Barnes
55 ) Lullaby I Panayiotis Kokoras Melissa Riker
56 ) Rohrschach Tilmann Dehnhard Jenni Hong
57 ) 60 Second Fantasy VII John Pitts Hettie Barnhill
58 ) Trumpet Fantasy Ben Bierman Chris Masters
59 ) On the outside, looking in… Monique Buzzarte Jeramy Zimmerman
60 ) Founding Fathers Benjamin Boone Finale (everyone

All videos by Pascal Rekoert & Meghann Snow

1) Going To The Match Adam Caird

Adam Caird graduated from Manchester University with 1st class honors, and from the Royal Northern College of Music with a GRNCM and an MPhil in Performance. His music ranges from orchestral to instrumental and vocal works. He has received performances at the Bridgewater Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff and the Purcell Room. Going to the Match was inspired by the scene around the stadium before a game. The sound of the turnstiles and the crowd form the musical material which represents how flows of people run sometimes against one another and at other times together in parallel currents.

2) Ground Alphonse Izzo Jessica Bonenfant / Greenfield & Bon: Purveyors of Fine Dance Theatre

Alphonse Izzo remembers hearing Strauss’ Thus Spake Zarathustra as a boy while staring at a tank of gold fish swimming in endless circles. He’s attempted to recreate that strange and beautiful juxtaposition through his music ever since. His compositions have been performed in the USA, Canada and abroad and his music also appears on CD through the Paris based Trace Label. Ground was composed by imagining the sound of a Harpsichord attempting to break out of its own sonic cage.

Jessica Bonenfant makes dances here, there and everywhere. She is Creative Director of Odonata Dance Project and one half of Greenfield & Bon: Purveyors of Fine Dance Theatre, a Brooklyn based duo that performs, tours and educates with a focus on collaboratively created dance theatre and contemporary partnering.

Dancers:Rachel Borgman and Sara Greenfield


3) Verbosity Ore Doug Geers Abigail Levine/ Move the House

Douglas Geers is a composer who works extensively with technology in composition, performance, and multimedia collaborations. He particularly enjoys manipulating sound color, both in instrumental and electronic music media. A former guitarist, the laptop is now his primary instrument. Currently, Geers is a professor of music at the University of Minnesota, where he founded and directs the annual Spark Festival. Verbosity Ore follows one short path unpacked from a thumbprint of music. Nearly all the sounds of the piece were created by manipulating a recording of one vocalist singing one word.

Abigail Levine has made dances for subway stations, swimming pools, sidewalks, airports, office buildings, gardens, galleries and theaters in New York City, Washington DC, Havana, Caracas, Mexico City and Taipei. Upcoming performances include Prisma Forum in Mexico City and Oaxaca (July 2009), the benefit launch of a new performance company, Move the House (May 14) and the creation of Soundtrack Q, a carnivalesque performance ride along the length of the Q subway line (from Carnegie Hall to Coney Island) with an original soundtrack played through audience members' ipods.

Performers: Navild Acosta, Amelia Uzategui Bonilla, Abigail Levine, Jimmy Smith, Despina Sophia Stamos and Storme Sundberg
4) Phase Shift John SchappertKrista Jansen

John Schappert's formal education and background is in music, the computer sciences and systems engineering. He has been a musician, chef, computer operator, database and systems administrator, systems engineer, house-husband, caretaker, and home-school teacher. His life-long passions for electronic and Electro-acoustic music, Christian spirituality, art, and systems engineering have now come together to create a fusion of unique sound design and construction as inspiration, technology, and opportunity present themselves. He owes whatever talents and opportunities he may have to God and to his wife, and offers to them his eternal gratitude for their endless patience and inspiration.

Krista Jansen began her training with Ellen Robbins at the age of five and has been dancing and choreographing ever since. She is currently an assistant in two of Ms. Robbins’ classes. She has performed with Doug Elkins, Levi Gonzalez, Brynn Rosen, Rachel Wynne, Christine Shallenberg, the Fly-by-Night Trapeze Dance Company and others as well as performing her own choreography at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Fourth Street Arts Festival and Dance Theatre Workshop.
Dancer: Krista Jansen
5) Double Future Container Love Music John Maters Colette Brandenburg

Born in Nijmegen, Netherlands, John Maters attended the Royal Academy of Arts in Hertogenbosch. His group presentations include: Vegetable Man, curated by Dario Antonetti; Soundlab V, Cologne; Gallery Aferro, Newark; Pendu Gallery, New York; Open Source Art Champaign, Illinois. In Double Future Container Love Music he continues exploring the possibilities of recycling and re-transformation, rethinking a work by considering it in relationship to different contexts. This piece infiltrates ordinary conditions with the mixed emotions of homesickness and consolation, which are disturbed by the undetermined sounds of a building-ground, where past and future are present.

Colette Brandenburg currently choreographs, performs, and teaches in LA, although she misses living in Brooklyn immensely. Colette trained with Evelyn Kreason and completed the Independent Study Program at the Alvin Ailey School. She has been a member of Michigan Ballet Theater, Midwest Dance Theater, and currently performs with Saba Dance in LA. She has been a guest faculty member at Valley College as well. She wants to thank all of her dancers past and current for letting her experiment her choreography on them.

Dancers: Colette Brandenburg, Victoria Brown, Eileen Crowe, Dana Vultaggio, and Shannon Zimmerman
6) Black Lung Christian McLeer Chloe Douglas

Christian McLeer is the artistic director and founder of Remarkable Theater Brigade. His musical success began as a youth, winning piano competitions and commissions while still in high school. His work HOPE was his first commission at the age of 14 from American Cancer Society. He attended Julliard Pre-College and worked his way through Manhattan School of Music where he acquired his Bachelor’s degree, composing and performing professionally for classical, jazz and rock ensembles.

Chloe Douglas is interested in sight-reactive and experiential dance, dance for video, and any work that brings dance a new context for a new audience. She is inspired by her boyfriend Fred Brehm, along with Coco Karol, Mira Peck and Ashley Wallace and Spring. She is very grateful to participate in 60x60.

7) Cycles 1 Thierry Gauthier

Thierry Gauthier is an eclectic composer, distinguished by his experimental techniques. He has studied computer assisted sound design and holds a BM in electroacoustic music composition from the University of Montreal. He received an honorary mention at the music competition Musica Nova and was a finalist at JTTP. Gauthier has been commissioned for movies, art-videos, television series, documentaries, multimedia, installations and multidisciplinary performances. Cycles1 is an expressionist acousmatic piece where the concept and process is minimalist and repetitive. The cyclic revolution is conceived with microsounds which are accumulated, repeated and granulated by the mediation of microloops.

8) Aspect Melissa GreyDai Jian

One definition of aspect is the way in which the planets, from their relative positions, look upon each other [and] their joint look upon the earth. Commonplace sounds that mark the beginning of my day provide the sonic palette: constellating harmonies from noise, Aspect shifts the perspective from the mundane to the stars’ collective view of Earth. Melissa Grey’s compositions range from concert works for chamber orchestras, live electroacoustic performances, collaborative media installations to music and sound for radio, film and video.

Dai Jianwas born in Hunan Province, China and graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy & Guangdong ATV Professional Academy for Performing Arts, founded by Madam Yang Meiqi. In 1998 he was awarded the Second Prize at the Fourth National Dance Competition. 2004 He received a full scholarship to attend the ADF. He also danced and choreographed for Jin Xing Dance Theater and Guangzhou Song & Dance Ensemble in China before becoming a member of the Shen Wei Dance Arts in 2005. Dai Jian joined Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2008.

9) Obsidian Marcel Gherman Aja Graves

Born in Chisinau, Moldova, Marcel Gherman is a musician, radio DJ and journalist currently working for Sud-Est Cultural magazine. From 1994-2003 he hosted programs on electronic music on the national radio station of Moldova. He studied piano in music school and composition with Oleg Palymski, and has releases under the alias Megatone on labels Tibprod, Simlog, Invasion Wreck Chords, Zaftig, Krakilsk. Has a particular interest in the Advaita Vedanta doctrine of Indian spirituality. This musical composition expresses the texture and color of obsidian, and acts as a metaphor for the feeling of bliss and fulfillment that is intuitively present within each person, for every moment of life.

Aja Graves comes from the state of Utah. She graduated from BYU with a BA in Modern Dance in 2006. Choreography is her particular love; she loves nothing more than creating movement paired with the perfect selection of music. Yes, Aja can dance, but she also likes to cook too. Her recent food successes include an awesome basil pesto, vegetable lasagna, and a hash brown quiche. Eat Me by Kenny Shopsin and Carolynn Carreno is her newest favorite cook book. The chicken salad recipe is to die for. Who knew chicken needed to be massaged?

Dancer: Aja Graves
10) Ives in Space Zachary Kurth-Nelson Lila Salhov

Zach Kurth-Nelson is currently a graduate student pursuing an MA in Composition at Mills College, and studying with Maggi Payne. He received his BA in Composition from Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he studied with Henry Gwiazda. He is also a vocalist, and has been recorded singing Psalmus XXIII on Noah Creshevsky’s To Know or Not to Know, released on Tzadik. Ives in Space combines natural sounds with samples of recorded music in an attempt to create entirely new sound conglomerations that exceed the sum of their component parts.

Lila Salhov dances for Jessica Danser/dansfolk and teaches dance in the NYC area. She received her BFA in dance performance from The Boston Conservatory. In Boston, Lila performed with Windhover Dance Company, and baroque dance with the Handel and Hayden Society. Lila is excited to be part of 60X60 Dance, and to work with Ellenore Scott, her beautiful dancer!

Dancer: Ellenore Scott
11) Told You So Chris Mann Jil Guyon

"Language is the mechanism whereby you understand what I'm thinking better than I do. (Where 'I' is defined by those changes for which I is required)." -Chris Mann

Jil Guyon’s performances have been staged in theaters throughout Europe, Japan and the U.S., as well as various site-specific locations, from Webster Hall to a monastery crypt. Her collaborative work includes appearances in Joan Jonas's Variations on a Scene at “The Wave Hill Dancescape,” and in Noemie Lafrance’s Agora II at the McCarren Park pool. She also performs regularly with the satirical group “The Butoh Rockettes.“ She is a recipient of the Magistrat der Stadt Wien Award (Austria) and an Artward Bound Residency at the White Oak Plantation, funded by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Performed by Jil Guyon
12) Free Speech Noah Creshevsky Amelia Uzategui Bonilla

Trained by Nadia Boulanger and Luciano Berio, Noah Creshevsky is the former director of the Center for Computer Music and Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Free Speech uses hyperrealism, an electroacoustic musical language constructed from sounds that are found in our shared environment, handled in ways that are somehow exaggerated or excessive. Text written and performed by Chris Mann.

Amelia Uzategui Bonilla is a performer and teaching artist based in New York City. She was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Los Angeles, CA. In 2007, Amelias received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Juilliard's Dance Division with Scholastic Distinction. She resides in Bushwick, NY.

Dancer:Amelia Uzategui Bonilla

13) sssffFGGRGR Olivier Tache Brittany Beyer and Sundara Duncan

Olivier Tache is a PhD student in computer music in Grenoble, France. After seven years in a rock/ electro band, he began composing in Solo, Starting with remixes of French bands “Rhesus” and “Les Frères Nubuck.”, sssffFGGRGR is his first contemporary music work. sssffFGGRGR (pronounced as a rough and continuous sound) is a somewhat violent digest of life in societies invaded by technologies and information. 60 seconds is enough to go through several steps marked by the increasing feeling that machines surrounding us, video games or plants, are getting out of control.

Sundara Duncan grew up in Northern California and holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. She currently dances with Jessica Gaynor Dance Company and teaches Pilates at Equinox. Before moving to New York she worked with Trip Dance Theater and Elizabeth Hoefner in L.A.

Brittany Beyer-Schubert grew up in the Midwest, attending Interlochen Arts Academy for high school, and later received a BFA in Dance Performance from NYU/ Tisch School of the Arts. She has performed the works of Trisha Brown, Nacho Duato, and was a founding member of Johannes Wieland. (2001-2006) She now works with dance companies in administrative capacities.

14) (m)inut(ile) Graziano Lella Tamora Petitt

Graduate in astrophysics, self taught bassist, Graziano Lella studied saxophone at the SMPT in Rome. Starting in 2006, he entered an audiovisual collective together with video artists Studio Brutus and Citrullo International. Their work H2O has been presented in the following festivals: Torino Film Festival, Roma Film Festival, Live!iXem, Netmage, Optronica, Sonar Film Festival, Cyborg Film Festival, and Annecy Animation Film Festival. His music attempts to fill existence with immanence and to express its strength and depth. It expresses the process of becoming a man, the continuous self-consistent intensity, where forms change and dissolve in the flow of becoming, as if they were pure micro-metamorphous.

Tamora Satterfield graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Modern Dance Performance. Since moving to New York City, Tamora has worked with Young Soon Kim, Steeledance and Stephan Koplowitz among others. Tamora is one of four founding members of the Deliquescent Dance Ensemble, which continues as a duet with fellow founding member Stephanie Dixon under the name Deliquescent Designs.

Performers:Tamora Petitt and Stephanie Dixon
15) forty-nine Ken Steen Jen James/ MIXT Dance

Recent premiere performances and sound installations in such diverse locations as Xi'an, China, Fortaleza-Ceará, Brazil, Spring in Havana Festival, Merkin Concert Hall, New York City, New Delhi, Goa and Jaipur, India, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, Australia, confirm that his work is fast attaining international recognition. Steen is Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at the Hartt School, University of Hartford. forty-nine was composed from material originally collected during my ACF Continental Harmony Reliquary of Labor project. Nearly all of the sound sources were harvested during the construction and renovation process of the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Originally from Arizona, Jen James moved to NYC after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in psychology and marketing. Her credits span all areas of the entertainment industry and she has danced and choreographed for recording artists, fashion shows, videos, TV and film in addition to Off-Broadway, stage and club performances all over the US. In 2006 she started MIXT Dance, a dance-based entertainment company that provides choreography and dancers for special events and productions with clients such as Mercedes Fashion Week, Red Bull, and Gentleman Jack. Jen's current baby is "Crazy Sexy Disco," an Off-Broadway show for which she is co-creator.

Dancers: Nikki Baksh, Zachary Denison, Demar Braxton, Mariano Martinez
www.mixtdance.com, www.sceneinteractive.com/talents/jenjames143 (for resume/video), www.crazysexydisco.com
16) Bad Villager Jay Batzner Evangeline Reilly

Jay C. Batzner is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida. He received a D.M.A. in composition from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Jay is an active composer, educator, and theorist in addition to being a sci-fi geek, an amateur banjoist, a home brewer, and juggler. Bad Villager was inspired by a news story (and photographs) of a Bösendorfer piano falling off the back of a loading truck. All of the samples come from the Freesound user batchku's sample pack “piano/dry ice.”

Evangeline Reilly is a playwright, musician and performer currently based in Brooklyn. She graduated in 2007 from University of California Santa Cruz. She loves songs that make people dance and dances that make people think. She would like to thank 60x60 for entrusting her with their stage for a minute or two.

17) Future Remembrance Dennis Báthory-Kitsz Molly Rusich and Andrea Skurr

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz co-hosted Kalvos & Damian’s New Music Bazaar, co-founded the NonPop International Network, and has been project director for new music festivals since 1973. He encouraged the chamber opera rebirth with Plasm over ocean at the World Trade Center; he was the first American commissioned for Prague’s Mánes Museum, conducting Zonule Glaes II for string quartet and electronics; retrospective concerts of his work were presented in Amsterdam and Ghent. His recorded electroacoustic work can be found on Frog Peak, UnLimit, Capstone, and illegal art.

Molly Rusich earned her degree in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. A native of Minneapolis, her work has been shown at Patrick’s Cabaret and Zenon Dance Company and School. In New York hew work has been seen at the Bowery Poetry Club, Dance Forum, The Puffin Room, and Dance New Amsterdam. Molly is married to Michael Rusich and lives in Astoria with their two young daughters.

Andrea Skurr found her movement voice at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she earned a BA in Music & Dance.  Beginning life as a gymnast, she ventured into dance, choreography, directing, and lately, skydiving, silks, and bungee. Her adventuresome spirit extends from a heritage Down Under and a faith inspired. Skurr has presented work nationally and performed under Nathanael Buckley, Beth Megill/Megill & Co, Patrice Regnier/Terpsichore, Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, and Chriselle Tidrick/Above & Beyond Dance.

Dancers: Molly Rusich and Andrea Skurr  
18) la vie aménagée-le quart d'heure Henri Algadafe and Philippe Vernier Erin Hunter Jennings

Henri Algadafe and Philippe Vernier's first interest in music started with the guitar (rock and gypsy guitar). They studied at the national regional conservatory of Rueil and obtained prizes in harmony, orchestration and composition. They then studied "tape" music with Philippe Leroux and passed a DEM in electro-acoustic composition. Henri Algadafe now composes instrumental pieces, mixed music or pure electroacoustic. Philippe Vernier has written ensemble music, songs, film and stage music, and electro-acoustic pieces. "La vie aménagée-le quart d'heure" is built on sounds of everyday life. Sounds of indefinite pitch such as squeaking wheels, stone shoveling and compressors provide rhythmical elements.

Erin Hunter Jennings is on her 3rd 60x60, and is always happy to dance and collaborate especially with her sister, Faith Kimberling. They have been making dances together since they were little! Erin danced in NYC recently in Chattaqua! and abroad with Pilobolus and West Side Story at La Scala. She has danced in companies with Natasa Trifan, Charlie Moulton, and Erica Essner and performed recently with Yepdance,& DanceEntropy. Faith dances with the Isadora Duncan Co. under Lori Bellilove and has toured and performed with Young Soon Kim. See Erin & Faith this spring also with CEuledance, or dancing around on a west side roof

19) 1.9 Andrew Eckel Marija Krtolica

Andrew Eckel is a musician from upstate New York, currently living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where his four years in the percussion ensemble influenced many of his arrangements. He has two solo CDs, Summer Heat and Winter Heat, and is working on a funky set of songs that will be out in late 2008. 1.9 is a song about a magazine article. Maybe you've read it. Andrew played all the instruments except the trumpet, played by Katie Silberstein.


Marija Krtolica is a choreographer/performer and a certified yoga teacher. In February 2008 her thesis concert ‘Mostly in Blue- the Hidden Syntax of Dreams in Translation’ was premiered at Mondavi Studio at UC Davis. Her most recent solo work-‘Cryptomnesia’ was shown at the Cloud Dance Festival in London, 8X8 in Berkeley, and at WaxWorks in Brooklyn. On April 11th section from ‘Cryptomnesia’ will be performed at the Raw Festival at NYU Studios. Marija holds MFA from UC Davis, and BFA from Tisch School of the Arts. This summer she will enter MA program in Performance Studies at Tisch, NYU.

20) Separation Anxiety Thomas Bailey

Thomas Bey William Bailey is a nomadic, multi-disciplinary artist concerned with the limits of perception, synaesthesia, etc. His work questions the notion of ‘progress at any cost,’ and his sound pieces aim to reintegrate people with the ‘micro’ and ‘macro’ aspects of life, which are lost among daily social contact. Separation Anxiety is a jolting minute inspired by a quote from Slavoj Zizek regarding anxiety, and by the composer’s personal struggles with the condition noted in the title. Separation Anxiety is a highly compressed/ truncated translation into ‘raw sound’ of continually firing nervous tics and almost palpable premonitions.

21) Godot in hurry Gintas Kraptavicius Caron Eule

Gintas K (Gintas Kraptavicius) has been participating in the Lithuanian experimental music scene since 1994. He was a core member of the industrial electronic music band “Modus” and worked as an editor on the radio station Kapsai. He is known for his sound actions, theatrical performances and conceptual art. Gintas K is a sound artist exploring minimal digital sounds, sine waves, noise, glitches, microwaves and acoustic vibration, making music for films, sound installations. Godot in hurry may be described as microsound or noise, but its intention is to study the physical effects of sound on the human psyche.


Caron Eule received her BFA in dance and composition from SUNY Purchase and has also studied at the London Contemporary School of Dance, the Bat D'or School in Israel, and The Paul Taylor School in New York City. She has performed with NYC choreographers such as Stephan Koplowitz, Daniel Gwirtzman, Larry Keigwin, Tina Croll, and the Shadow Box Theater and currently teaches creative movement and pre-ballet at Ballet Hispanico, and ballroom dance in inner-city schools for Pierre Dulaine’s Dancing Classrooms. Along with being the Artistic Director of C. Eule Dance, Ms. Eule has also choreographed for theater, film and opera.

Dancers: Erin Jennings, Chie Mukai, Carmen Nicole
22) Dinadanvtli Mike McFerron Becky Radway

Mike McFerron is an associate professor of music and composer-in-residence at Lewis University and he is founder and co-director of Electronic Music Midwest. A past fellow the MacDowell Colony, June in Buffalo, and the Chamber Music Conference of the East/Composers’ Forum, honors include: first prize in the Louisville Orchestra Composition Competition, first prize in the CANTUS program, recipient of the CCF Abelson Vocal Music Commission, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s “First Hearing” Program. Dinadanvtli means "My Brother" in Cherokee.


Becky Radway has performed with the Kevin Wynn Collection, Heidi Latsky Dance, Ezra Caldwell, Incidents Physical Theater, MariaColacoDance, and iN.D.dance/Nicole Durfee & Dancers. Her choreography has been recently featured in the DUMBO and Cool New York Festivals (White Wave), Coming Together Performance Series (Alvin Ailey's Citigroup Theater), Fielday (Henry Street Settlement), and Dance Conversations at The Flea (Soho Playhouse). Other venues include the Jack Guidone Theater in Washington, D.C., Towson University, and a site-specific work for the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. She is currently planning her first full-length production to premiere in December 2009.

Performed by: Heather N. Seagraves and Laura Henry


23) Fenouillet I Sophie Lacaze Laura Shapiro/quicksilverdance

Sophie Lacaze, born in France, studied composition with Franco Donatoni and Ennio Morricone in Italy and attended Pierre Boulez’s courses at the College de France. Her compositions range from tape solo to orchestral music, and are performed in festivals worldwide. Sophie Lacaze has developed an aesthetic that takes current research into account while looking restore music to its primary functions of ritual, incantation, dance, and links with nature. Fenouillet I is an acousmatic work based on sounds gathered on excavations in Fenouillet Castle in France. The sounds—including wheelbarrows and trowels—are organized in rhythms of dances.

Laura Shapiro is a NYC-based choreographer/performer who has collaborated with many new music and jazz composer/performers. Listening to Feuillet Castle and its progression from slow to very fast tempo, she decided that the dance would begin with very quick movements and progress to very slow ones. Then she added simple geometric concepts to structure the spacing and shaping of the movement, and built the piece from these forms. Many thanks to Colleen, Ingrid and Pedro, the three, one-of-a-kind performers who, individually and together, provide the energy and character that brings the piece to life. Thanks also to Pascal, Jeramy and Rob.

Dancers: Colleen Cintron, Pedro Jimenez, and Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz
24) Was Er Sagte, Was Er Bedeutete David McIntire Jen Painter

David D. McIntire was born in upstate New York and trained on the clarinet. He became fascinated with electronic music at an early age and later wore out many razor blades in pursuit of that discipline. He has played in the Colorblind James Experience and is currently a DMA candidate at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Was Er Sagte, Was Er Bedeutete (What He said, What He Meant) was composed in response to certain U.S. government policies. The title is in German since the work was first presented to a German audience, and because the speaking official is wanted for war crimes in that country. The work uses samples from thanvannispen, ashassin, and FreqMan of the Freesound Project.

Jen Painter is a dancer/choreographer based in Astoria. She is active in her community arts scene, as well as in the greater New York area. She has enjoyed working with artists such as Skip Costa, Te Perez, and Valerie Green , and companies such as Wobble and Seen Performance. She is currently dancing with Valerie Green Dance Entropy, and enjoying the new and unique challenges that choreographing her own work presents. Venues she has enjoyed performing at include LPAC, Triskellion, Galapagos, and Luna Lounge, not to mention various other bars, parks, and piers. Jen is also a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis instructor.

Dancer: Jen Painter
25) Animal FarmSerban NichiforPatty Arrieta / The Collective

Serban Nichifor, born in Bucharest, received his Doctorate in Musicology at National University of Music, Bucharest. He is the Vice-president of the Romania-Belgium, cellist of the Duo Intermedia and co-director of the Nuova Musica Consonate - Living Music Foundation Inc. Festival. He is presently a professor at the National University of Music, Bucharest

Patty Arrieta is a native of Guadalajara, Mexico and grew up in the San Fransisco Bay Area. She has been living in NYC for the last 10 years, dancing, teaching, and choreographing professionally. She's traveled internationally as a performer and has worked with both dance companies and commercial artist alike.

Dancers: Leigh Atwell, Jen James, and Patty Arrieta
26) CYBERNATION Sabrina Peña Young

An international media artist and composer, Sabrina Peña Young has premiered her works at the Australasian Computer Music Conference, the Cinema for Peace, Electrolune, Voices on the Edge, the International Computer Music Conference, SEAMUS, the IAWM International Congress, and Primera en La Habana X. Her filmscore credits include "The War" (finalist in Miramax's Greenlight Competition) and "Voices of the Churen," screened at the NY Independent Film Festival. Sabrina Peña Young is the Program Coordinator for the nationally recognized ArtREACH program, reaching homeless children with the arts. Cybernation Contrary to popular belief you are a brainwashed idiot.

27) Salvation Leslie de Melchercolectivodoszeta / carlos a. cruz velázquez

Leslie de Melcher holds a PhD in philosophy from the Universitie of Paris, Sorbonne and a first prize in composition from the Ecole Normale de musique de Paris.

Born in Puebla, México, carlos a. cruz velázquez started his dance training learning Mexican Folk Dance when he was six years old. Since then he has had performed with Compania Sunny Savoy and Cava~Parker Dance, among other companies and groups. He is co-founder and artistic director of colectivodoszeta and of Tlaxochimaco Mexican Artists Showcase. He holds a MFA in Dance from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and is a Fulbright and FONCA-CONACULTA grantee.

performer: Carlos A. Cruz Velázquez
28) Surge John Allemeier Ashley A. Friend: The Contemporary Dance Core .tcdc.

John Allemeier received his PhD in Composition from the University of Iowa, his MM in Composition from Northwestern University and his BM in Performance from Augustana College. His music is published by Carl Fischer Music Publishers, C. Alan Publications, M. Baker Publications and European American Music. Recordings are available on the Albany and Capstone labels. He teaches composition and music theory at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Surge consists of a single gesture that is like a wave on a beach. Many of the individual sounds are smaller versions of the larger form.

New York City based choreographer Ashley A. Friend formed the project-based dance company The Contemporary Dance Core .tcdc. in 2006. Friend premiered the evening-work Sunshine & Dirt at the Joyce SoHo in 2007. That same year she received the danceWEB Scholarship and attended the five-week ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna. Friend performed the solo-work ID for Movement Research at Judson Church and in 2008 the 92nd St Y produced the evening-work for their Sundays at Three program. Friend received the Access Dance scholarship to attend the 2008 Dance/USA conference in Denver, CO and New York. Her current project, Honey Flat, has been performed for Movement Research at Judson Church and Chez Bushwick (2009). And… and… and… now 60x60!

Dancer: Ashley A. Friend
www.dancecore.org or www.ashleyafriend.com
29) Here, I'll Play It Again David Morneau Tina Croll

David Morneau is a composer of an entirely undecided genre, a provider of exclusive unprecedented experiments. In his work he endeavors to explore ideas about our culture, issues concerning creativity, and even the very nature of music itself. Here, I'll Play It Again grew out of sketches for another project. He liked the idea of having a voice gradually emerge from noise—chaos into order, randomness into meaning, confusion into clarity.

Tina Croll, Bennington College graduate. Founding member of Dance Theater Workshop, performed with Judith Dunn, Jeff Duncan, Jack Moore, among others. Established Tina Croll + Company performing own work in New York City and on tour. After a period in India and Europe, she moved to the west coast. Returned to New York City in 1993 and has been performing her work at The Duke on 42nd St., The Kaye Playhouse, Danspace Project, DTW, P.S. 122, The Kitchen. Recent evening-length productions at Danspace Project include Ancient Springs with a cast of 20 dancers and Balkan Dreams, with 18 dancers and 20 musicians including Zlatne Uste, a twelve piece Balkan Brass Band. Other collaborations include an improvisation group, “the Gang of Four,” with Wendy Perron, Douglas Dunn, and Kenneth King. Ms. Croll and Jamie Cunningham continue to perform their ongoing project From the Horse’s Mouth, produced for the past 10 years around the US in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, also Toronto, as well as Jacob’s Pillow and the American Dance Festival. Ms. Croll is the recipient of grants from the NEA, NYSCA, Harkness Foundation, DTW, Bennington College, other organizations.

Dancers: Tina Croll, Dana Doggett, Eli McAfee
30) RUherex60 Jeff Morris Emily Bufferd/BEings dance

Jeff Morris is an Assistant Lecturer in computer music at Texas A&M University. He improvises with interactive electronics in addition to composing for traditional instruments and electronic media. During a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, poet Kelle Groom offered a line for artists Irina Botea, Lisa Cook, Maya Gurantz, and Olga Humphries to extend in a recording session led by Butch Morris (no relation). In RUherex60, those lines are used to create an improvised performance on his custom built gamepad-based sampling instrument.


Since 2008, BEings has been presenting dance meant to engage its viewer on an intimate level. We aim to produce work that is relevant and relatable in order to leave the viewer with a feeling of understanding. It is of utmost importance to allow our audience to experience the vulnerability that is produced by putting a feeling onstage and become relatable on a human level. From this principle, our name is found. BEings aims to put our thoughts into action by integrating a wide spread dance vocabulary towards the work.

Dancers: Missy Wujek, April Rosenberg, Claire Paige, Jonathan Hoover
31) The scale of coelacanth Michiko Kawagoe Nicole Speletic / Moving & Meaning

A Japanese composer residing in Tsukuba, Japan, Michiko Kawagoe has studied composition at Louisiana State University and The Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Israel with full scholarships. Her work has also been chosen by The Women Take Back The Noise project in the US. The scale of a coelacanth was made using the program SYNTAL06. The various event types are used with successive overlaps to create sensitive transformations of sounds and sound colors. The piece expresses her image of a coelacanth reflecting on the continuity of time from ancient history by using synthesized voices which were unheard until quite recently.

Nicole Speletic is a dancer and philosopher. She trained in dance at the Limon Institute, with dancers of Doug Varone Dance Company, at Georgetown University and at Joy of Motion in Washington, D.C. She also holds a PhD in Political Philosophy from Georgetown. This is her fourth year teaching philosophy and dance at Long Island University. She has been dancing with Sue Bernhard’s Danceworks since 2002, was an apprentice with the Limon Dance Company, performed for many other talented, inspiring choreographers and creates her own works. Recently projects have taken her to Slovenia and the Netherlands, where she is thrilled to be working again this summer. Last year she presented workshop classes in dance and philosophy at the University of Ljubljana and the University of Amsterdam, Masters in Artistic Research Program.

Dancers: Nicole Speletic & Sadie Gilbertson
32 Crawl HyeKyung Lee

An active composer and pianist, HyeKyung holds a D.M.A in Composition and Performance Certificate in Piano from the University of Texas at Austin. Her works are available on New Ariel Recordings, Equilibrium, Capstone Records, Mark Custom Recordings, and SEAMUS CD Series. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Crawl uses the kalimba sounds, plucking, and scraping the wooden box.

33) Reminded of Dickens Rodney Waschka II CJ Holm/Creature Theater

Rodney Waschka II is best known for his algorithmic compositions and his operas on the lives of Ambrose Bierce, and Sappho. His most recent compact disc, on the Capstone label, contains his music for strings. He teaches at North Carolina State University. At the time I composed Reminded of Dickens, I had been reading Orwell on Dickens and thinking about various aspects of Dickens' work and life. Somehow the composition of this piece seemed linked to those thoughts.

CJ Holm has been making dances since 1997, most recently at Spoke The Hub's Winter Follies, Movement Research's Open Performance, and November's 60x60 Dance at World Financial Center. Her work begins from the poetics of everyday actions. Her influences include science fiction and synesthesia.

Performed by: CJ Holm
Website in progress at freedom-of-movement.com
34) Two Secrets Helen Nattrass Kelly Hayes

Helen Nattrass lives in Canterbury, England. Her compositions cover a broad spectrum of style and complexity. Her work ‘Ne Immortalia Speres’ was performed in the All Ears Festival. Her choral works were performed in the Hampstead and Highgate Festival. Two Secrets uses fragments from Persian poet Rumi and French writer Daniel Pons to evoke the agony of hidden emotions. Desire is obsessive. Joy is effervescent. Voice is Helen Nattrass and piano, Derek Foster. Rumi’s text reads: “Aujourd’hui le vent m’a apporté ton parfum: pour le remercier, j’ai donné mon coeur au vent.” It translates: “Today the wind brought me your scent; for thanks, I gave the wind my heart.” Pons’s text reads: “La joie c’est Dieu en vous/ Qui se lève/ Qui s’ébroue,/ Et qui commence à sourire.” It translates: “Joy is God in you who gets up, shakes himself and starts to laugh.”

Kelly Hayes currently works with Carrie Ahern Dance, Blessed Unrest Theatre Company, and Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant. She has produced 3 shows in NYC with Katy Orthwein as RedShift Dance.


35) Delerium David Cutler Alison Rootberg, Kinesthetech Sense

David Cutler is a multi-dimensional composer whose compositions reflect a colossal range of musical styles. His works have been commissioned and performed by ensembles and artists such as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Classical Orchestra of Milan, LAVIE Singers, Korean Chamber Ensemble, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and the Airmen of Note Air Force Big Band. His music has often interfaced with dance, film, actors, costumes, stage design and visual artists. Delerium was constructed using Digital Performer, Pro Tools, a Kurzweil 2500, and modified samples of an accordion. This work features electronic microtonal patches I designed.

Alison Rootberg is an interdisciplinary artist whose primary focus is in dance and video. She completed her MFA in Dance and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts. Rootberg also has a BFA in Dance and a BS in Inter-Arts and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Rootberg is the Artistic Director of Kinesthetech Sense and has also served as a board member of the New West Electronic Arts and Music Organization (NWEAMO) and the Dance Resource Center (DRC).

36) Lo siento Brad Decker Catey Ott Dance Collective

Brad Decker’s music has been acknowledged by the 2005 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Composer Competition, the Bourges 31e Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques, the IV Edition Pierre Schaeffer International Competition of Computer Music, and the 2004 Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo. His music has received performances at SEAMUS, SCI, Electronic Music Midwest, ICMC, Oakland Festival of Contemporary Music, Spark Festival, New Music Café and the NWEAMO. Dr. Decker received his DMA in music composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches music courses at UI and at Eastern Illinois University.

Catey Ott has spent 10 years dancing, performing, choreographing, and teaching in New York City. Ott received a MFA and BFA in Dance from UWM. Her choreography has been recently performed at Danspace Project, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Solar One. Dance Conversations at the Flea, DUMBO Dance Festival, WAXworks, and DNA’s WIP, Green Space- Fertile Ground, and 92nd St. Y Fridays at Noonans Sundays at 3, Cool NY Dance Festival, WAX, BAX, Hatch, 60X60 and UWM Alumni Concert.

Dancer: Barbi Powers
37) Ion Gravity Lifter Tim Mukherjee Modern Dance Awareness Society

Part Indian and part Greek, Tim Mukherjee was born in Alaska, grew up in Southern California and now lives in New York City. His musical background is part academic and part grass roots (rock and jazz). His compositions span the acoustic and electric and he’s worked in the music software industry. Ion Gravity Lifter is an electronic through-composed piece balancing pedal points (drones) and indistinct melodies that contrast and support each other. The title refers to a device that levitates objects by creating an ionic wind via high voltage. The means are invisible though momentary electric arcs sometimes appear.

Modern Dance Awareness Society seeks to create engaging dances in collaboration with other artists and communities for arts venues and public space, investigating the intersection of art and daily life.

Dancers:Marija Krtolica, Abigail Levine, Despina Stamos, Storme Sundberg, Jill Woodward
38) Deck for Chair, Too Al Margolis Amiti Perry

Active since 1984 under the If, Bwana name, Al Margolis has been making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented compositions. He ran the cassette label Sound of Pig Music in the 1980s and co-founded and continues to run the experimental music label Pogus. He plays bass guitar in the long-lasting, legendary punk/post-punk band The Styrenes. Recordings of his work have been released on the Tellus, Anckarstrom, Ants, Absurd, GD Stereo, Odradek, Monochrome Vision, and Pogus labels. Deck for Chair, Too could be considered a field recording. But then again, maybe not.

Amiti Perry received her BFA in Dance from the University of North Texas (’98); MFA in Choreography from The Ohio State University (’06). She is Artistic Director of æmp:dance; co-director of the Uptown Performance Series at Bridge for Dance; performs with ESS/DanceWorks and seen performance. She is currently collaborating with composer David Morneau on an evening-length work A/Break: premiering Fall 2009.

39) Public Concert Drake Mabry

Drake Mabry, composer, painter and poet, has made his home in France since 1988. His principal composition teachers were Will Ogdon, Krysztof Penderecki and John Cage. He has played oboe with symphony orchestras, tenor saxophone in jazz big bands, and taught in Universities in the U.S. and France. "In contemporary music, version Drake Mabry, inspiration is everywhere" -French television, M6 Découverte. While "de-coughing" the recording of a cello solo, he discovered that the coughs from the public created a parallel composition. After "de-coughing" the cello solo he decided to "de-cello" the coughing piece. The result is Public Concert.

40) street life Anne van Schothorst Kelly Buwalda

Anne van Schothorstwrote her first composition when she was 15 years old. She is a self-taught composer, who combines Harp Music with video. Special locations, beautiful choreography, striking images, moving poetry and impassioned musicians are integrated in Anne’s work. Her compositions can be characterized as mystical and meditative. By a simple note score Anne tries to create depth and dynamics in her work. Her work can be heard on the Dutch classical radio station. The atmosphere is important in my compositions: street life: sounds of the street. I integrated/ added a little piece of my harp sounds as street music.

Kelly Buwalda enjoys teaching, dancing, running, and biking all over NYC. She recently performed at P.S. 122 with MEI-BE WHATever and is currently creating solo works to be performed in a site-specific venue in 2010.

Dancer: Kelly Buwalda
41) Numero Uno Jane Wang Da·Da·Dance Project

Jane Wang was born in the United Kingdom and is somewhat relieved (but not proud) to be a dual citizen. She started composing in her early thirties after working as a software engineer at companies that have since disappeared. She enjoys composing/improvising for multimedia performances and her recent obsession is Moving Sound which seeks to blur the line between movement and sound. Numero Uno is my reaction to being an ugly American. This piece was constructed using manipulations of found audio clips and recorded material layered with precanned loops. Any distortion experienced is intentional.

A duet repertory company inspired by the Dada movement, Da·Da·Dance Project was founded by Eun Jung Choi-Gonzalez and Guillermo Ortega Tanus in New York City. In the spirit of Dadaism, we challenge conventional notions of art making with travesty, absurdity, and physical authenticity; we constantly question aesthetic ideals. We continuously seek to deliver a uniquely expressive vocabulary that communicates to all people and reveals our eccentricity. Our themes frequently include aspects of one's personality, social and emotional behavior and intelligence, with a curious mixture of the comic and tragic.

Dancer/performer names: Eun Jung Choi-Gonzalez and Guillermo Ortega Tanus

http://www.dadadanceproject.organd http://dadadanceproject.wordpress.com
42) A Tribal Second Gene Pritsker Leigh Atwell

Composer/guitarist/rapper Gene Pritsker has written chamber operas, orchestral works, songs for hip-hop and rock, etc. All his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures. He is the founder and leader of Sound Liberation; an eclectic chamber ensemble/band. He is associated with Composers’ Concordance, Absolute Ensemble, The International Street Cannibals and The New Music Connoisseur magazine. A Tribal Second is as if you were passing a ritualistic ancient observance, but it was only in your hearing range for a minuet. You go on your way and the tribal celebration continues.

Leigh Atwell attended UC Irvine where she studied modern dance with Donald McKayle. She moved to New York City after college and currently dances with Rastro Dance Company and Arch Dance Company.
43) He Changed Into His Brown Trousers Tim Reed Stephanie Dixon / Deliquescent Designs

Tim Reed was born in May of 1976 weighing 11 pounds and 9 ounces. During the following fifteen years, his weight steadily increased, reaching approximately 170 pounds in 1991. Tim's height also increased during this time, reaching 6 feet and 4 inches in 1991. Between 1991 and 2007 his height remained steady at 6 feet and 4 inches while his weight fluctuated between 165 and 210 pounds. In January 2008, Tim is 6 feet and 4 inches in height and weighs 173 pounds. He Changed Into His Brown Trousers is an electroacoustic work for fixed media featuring sounds which emanated from Russell Brown in the Spring of 2007.

Deliquescent Designs is a collaborative company formed as a working relationship in college. We are still working independently and together to this day. Stephanie Dixon has choreographed for a variety show, Chaos and Candy; a band, the Citizen's Band; and theater, Sticky's. Her next piece will be at the Bowery Poetry Club on April 17 as a part of Sticky's ten 10 minute one act plays. She currently dances with Fischerspooner.

Dancers: Stephanie Dixon, Tamora Petitt
44) Bathtime Dorothy Hindman Chie Mukai

Critics have called Dorothy Hindman's music “intense, gripping, and frenetic”, “sonorous and affirmative” and “music of terrific romantic gesture”. Each piece explores her ongoing interest in issues of musical perception, beauty, timbre, contextual meaning, and profundity. Dorothy Hindman teaches music theory and composition at Birmingham-Southern College. Bathtime is the second musique concrete work in a series based on source material recorded during typical family rituals, in this case bathtime for two young boys. 81 separate sonic events, were combined and processed to create a stereo file that moves from aggressive chaos to a zen-like contemplation of meaning, reflecting the soothing, cathartic qualities of the bath.

Chie Mukai is originally from Osaka,Japan.She attended to Walnut Hill School for a dance diploma,and earned a B.F.A in dance at the Boston Conservatory in May,2008.She is thrilled to come back for 60x60 Dance as a performer and choreographer!
Performers: Kristen Klein,Tiffany Spearman
45) 60x60 edit Iris Garrelfs Victoria Brown

Iris Garrelfs is a composer/performer intrigued by change, fascinated with voices and definitely enamored by technology. She often uses her voice as raw material, which she transmutes into machine noises, choral works or pulverizes “into granules of electroacoustic babble and glitch, generating animated dialogues between innate human expressiveness and the overt artifice of digital processing” as Wire Magazine put it. 60x60 edit was made from voice sounds recorded at hotel room practice sessions during a trip to Mexico in 2006.


Victoria Brown, a native of California, has over 15 years of training in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and ballet. She graduated from San Jose State University, with a BA in Dance minor in business. Victoria is also a graduate of Broadway Dance Center Fall 2006 Internship program and Jacobs Pillow Summer Intensive 2005. She has taught at various dance studios in California and has choreographed for shows and venues such as Moving Through Keys TV Pilot, NBAD Anaheim Arsenal A-list dance Team, Velvet Martini Dancers, Dancescape 2008, Full Time Villain Musical Artist and By:Co-astal multimedia interactive show to name a few. She is currently a dancer for Kirstin Sarfde Premier Dance Company, Kairos Dance Company, NBAD Anaheim Arsenal A-list Dance team, All Wheel Extreme Sports Entertainment group and Teacher/Competition Choreographer and Director for Academy of Music & Dance in Pasadena Ca.

Dancers: Kavita Rao, Brixey Blankenship, Colette Brandenburg, Shannon Zimmerman, Justin Menter, Eileen Crowe, Dana Vultaggio, Victoria Brown.
46) persimmonix Travis Johns Alexis Hosea

Travis Johns’s can be described as a western progression on a spherical plane, leaving him approximately 2954 miles from his initial point of origin. He seems to make various experimentally-derived sounds during this circumnavigation. Possessing a degree or two in electronic music from various musical institutions, he knows a thing or two about the dulcimer. A Persimmon is a fruit of a number of species of trees of the genus Diospyros, and the edible fruit borne by them. It has nothing to do with this composition. However, to title a piece “Reduction of late night improvisation in resonant stairwell in Oakland, California featuring ARP Synthesizer, home-built electronics, analog delay boxes and flute, further processed via intuitive aesthetics on digital recording software” just seems rather droll, now doesn’t it?

Alexis Hosea is originally from the Pacific Northwest, was a dance major at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and got her B.A. in Theater Arts from University of California Santa Cruz. She most recently has been performing and studying at the Upright Citizen's Brigade here in NYC.

Dancer:Alexis Hosea
47) Follow The Triangle Stephen B. Rothman Emma Cotter/RETTOCAMME

Stephen B. Rothman was born in Rotterdam. He completed studies at the Conservatory of Music in Rotterdam, where he studied with Klaas de Vries and Paul van Brugge and Folkert Grondsma. He has been a conductor since 1986, as well as teaching at the Rotterdam Conservatory. Follow the Triangle is a piece for eight trombones, piano, double bass and drums. It is based on a single theme that builds up towards three suspended chords ending with a question.

RETTOCAMME is a process-oriented dance/art/design group founded by Emma Cotter in 2003 in NYC.Most recently, RETTOCAMME presented the first installment of "The February Project" at Triskelion Arts, an evening length collaboration with composer Jordan McLean and visual artist Ryan Roth, created andperformed by four dancers, four musicians and four photographers.

Dancers: Emma Cotter, Elisa LaBelle
48) Monologue Ivan Elezovic Esther m Palmer

Ivan Elezovic’s compositions range from acoustic to electroacoustic and mixed media works and has been recognized by competitions and festivals including SEAMUS VI International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Santiago de Chile, Seoul International Computer Music Conference SICMF, International Festival of Acousmatics and Multimedia, the International Tribune of Composers and more. Monologue was created apropos the 20th anniversary of Giacinto Scelsi’s death to emphasize some highlights of the composer’s life and music. Particular attention is paid to what Scelsi called the “third dimension” of sound, the attribute of musical elements other than pitch and duration most notable in Quattro Pezzi.

Esther m Palmer explores philosophical connections between people through performance. She founded Seen Performance with David Morneau and Shana McKay Burns to help define this process through cross-disciplinary collaboration. While working on her MFA in Dance and Technology at OSU, Esther developed an approach to creating performance through methodologies borrowed from disciplines outside dance. Early on, she fell in love with the idea of dance as a broader art from through improvisation, which was introduced to her as a method of performed composition by Penny Campbell. Esther keeps this spirit of improvisation in all of her performance work.

Dancer: Esther m Palmer
49) The Oriental Singer Joelle Khoury Song Hee Lee

Joelle Khoury is the founder of IN-VERSION and the Joelle Khoury Quintet. She is a professor at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music and the coordinator of contemporary music courses and activities at the Lebanese National Conservatory. She studied Musicology & Economics at George Mason University in Virginia, and received an MA in Philosophy from St. Joseph University in Beirut. The Oriental Singer is a voice and electronics introduction to her Arabic opera. Based on the text of a contemporary Lebanese poet, the opera is the first of its kind, and includes modal, atonal, polyrhythmic polyphony.

Song Hee Lee, a former principal dancer at the Pusan Metropolitan Dance Company, has developed a personal style of choreography that draws on both modern and traditional Korean dance; the Third Way. While living in the United States Ms. Lee has been praised by Jack Anderson of the New York Times and many other critics. In addition to dancing full time, Ms. Lee is an instructor at Lotus Music and Dance Studios and is the Artistic Director, Choreographer and Dancer for the Song Hee Lee Dance Company with a children's dance initiative and division of her dance company, Cheongsah Chorong

Dancer: Song Hee Lee
http://www.myspace.com/songheelee And www.danceparade.org/EE/index.php/dance_groups/detail/s
50) “Once upon a time, in the back of my mind...” Cynthia Zaven

Cynthia Zaven is a pianist, composer and installation artist based in Beirut. Her research emphasizes the narrative within sound and its relationship with image and space. She has written soundtracks for films that have toured the Kassel Documentary film and Video Festival, the Oxford Museum of Modern Art, the IDFA and Videobrazil. She is a piano professor at the Higher National Conservatory of Music in Beirut. “Once upon a time, in the back of my mind...” is a tune on the piano that haunted me for a very long time. One day I decided I had to write it down; But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get rid of the old crackly sounds. This is the version I came up with, as polished and clean as possible...

51) Lost Among Them Bill Ryan Alaine Handa

Gramophone Magazine described Bill Ryan's music as "...gritty and funky..." and further wrote, "Rarely has music this earthy been so elegant… Ryan's music constantly threatens to burst at the seams, were those seams not so artfully structured.” He currently teaches composition, produces the Free Play concert series, and directs the New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. In June 2007 the ensemble performed at the prestigious Bang On a Can Marathon in New York.. Lost Among Them is a remix of my composition "Blurred" (Todd Reynolds, violin, Taimur Sullivan, soprano saxophone, Michael Lowenstern, bass clarinet, Steven Gosling, piano).

Alaine Handa is the Artistic Director of A.H. Dance Company. Ms. Handa has shown work in various locations throughout New York City such as Dance New Amsterdam, University Settlement, Abrons Arts Center, Teatro la Tea, Merce Cunningham Studio, Movement Research, Empire Dance, and Dance Forum. A.H. Dance Company presents work that is engaging, quirky, lyrical, and human with a sociological point of view.

http://www.ahdancecompany.com and http://www.alainehanda.com
52) Mongolia water on metal Simon Whetham MarinovDance

Simon Whetham has worked solely with field recordings since research trip to Iceland in 2005. Sounds from remote and desolate locations were recorded, with the aim of using them as reference material, but they were so evocative they became the focus of the work. This led the artist to the French Alps, where he gathered the source material for “ascension_suspension,” released by Entr'acte. This recording, Mongolia water on metal, was captured in the town of Dulaankhaan, where the only remaining bow and arrow factory in Mongolia still produces traditionally made weapons. Meltwater ran from the roof, hitting metal-clad windowsills, playing an industrial melody.

Jordan Marinov is a native of Pittsburgh and began dancing at a young age. She has a BFA in Dance and minor in English from Marymount Manhattan College. She is currently working on the third installation of Intimacies, a four part multi-media dance series about relationships and the impossibility of love created and performed by Jordan Billy Blanken in collaboration with photographer/filmmaker Bill Hayward and Anna Elman of RedDress Films. The first two installations of Intimacies have been shown at Bill Hayward's studio and the group plans to premiere the full evening by the spring of 2010. Jordan's work has also been shown at The World Financial Center, DTW, John Jay College, WaxWorks, Hatch, and New Jersey. She is excited to be a part 60 x 60!

Dancers: Jordan Marinov and Billy Blanken
53) Journey to the Light Tuan Hung Le Kaoru Ikeda

Tuan Hung Le is a composer, performer and musicologist. A multi-instrumentalist with a strong background in Vietnamese traditional music and Western classical music, his compositions incorporate a wide range of instruments, ensembles and media. He has authored publications on Vietnamese performing arts and is regarded as an expert in Vietnamese musicology. Journey to the Light is a realization of the following poem in sounds: Thunders across the sky: / Acoustic vessels / For The journey of the Mind / Towards the shinning Light.

Kaoru Ikeda, originally from Japan, graduated from Nihon University, BA program and New York University Tisch School of the Arts, MFA program. She performed in Japan, Switzerland, Australia and USA. Her pieces”perfectly realized dance (offoffoffbraodway)" appears in New York City.
54) Tre post scripta #3 Andrea Vigani Germaul Barnes / Viewsic Expressions

Andrea Vigani is an Italian composer of mostly chamber, vocal and electroacoustic works. Andrea was invited to various international Festivals such as Ars Musica ‘90, Gaudeamus Music Week, Festival Agora, Fromm players at Harvard University, Maison de la Danse, Chaos Dance, Dance au fil d’avril, etc. and by various Ensembles for collaborations. Post scripta is a post scriptum of a non-existent, unsent, unwritten, never-received letters, to or from unknown people. It is a comment on an unreal tale that may be written in the future or may have been written and forgotten in the past; from only a fragment one can reconstruct a moment of real life.

Germaul Barnes - director and founder of Viewsic Expressions, a New York non-profit dance organization that presents multi-media dance performances, art exhibitions and educational residencies. He attended The University of the Arts of Philadelphia. For nine years he was principle dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, where he received the 2003 New York Dance and Performance Award-The Bessies.

55) Lullaby I Panayiotis Kokoras Melissa Riker/Kinesis Project dance theatre

Panayiotis Kokoras received his PhD from the University of York in England. He teaches Electroacoustic Composition at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is president of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association. Kokoras has a deep musical interest in sound morphology and its chronotopological precision as well as the physical structure of sound and its perception. Lullaby I is orchestrated for electronics with flute, piano and classical guitar, and is intended for pregnant women and their unborn children. Sound sources include recordings from a Music box playing a Brahms’ Lullaby as well as the human sounds of breath, speech, and heart-beat.

Melissa Riker is Choreographer/Artistic Director of Kinesis Project dance theatre, the resident dance company of Manhattan Theatre Source. The company creates dances that range from conversational and edgy to surreal with a measure of classicism - on the ground and in the air. Kinesis Project is a vehicle for Ms. Riker's choreography, collaborations and dance experimentation with a wide cast of artists of many backgrounds. Kinesis Project has been moving in and around New York City since 2001 and annually creates dances in city parks as well as established dance venues. Their dances have been called "..a Marx Brother's routine with soul."

dancers: Melissa Riker, Zoe Bowick and Madeline Hoak
56) Rohrschach Tilmann Dehnhard Jenni Hong / Jenni Hong Dance

Berlin based improvising and composing flutist/saxophonist Tilmann Dehnhardhas collaborated musically with Sam Rivers, Arve Henriksen, Evan Parker, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Terumasa Hino among others. His CDs include "Breath" with solo flute work (Klangräume Musikproduktion), "Koala Lounge" (Traumton Music), featuring saxophone and ensemble, and "We Live There," with flute, contrabass flute and ensemble. Rohrschach was created with violin scratch noises, a gong and two piano incidents. The gong (a little brass cup) moved towards the microphones while recording, thus creating the spatial and dynamical change of the track. This piece was inspired by the famous Rohrschach Test pictures. It has an axis in the middle. Viewed as a wave in music software, it has a kind of Rohrschach look to it.

Jenni Hong, made in Taiwan, is a choreographer, performer and teacher. She has worked with artists including Kirstie Simson, Taipei Dance Circle, Nathan Trice, and Gina Gibney Dance, among others. From 2004 – 2008, she taught Yoga and movement awareness to survivors of domestic violence in New York City and was a guest teacher at Tisch, NYU as part of the Artist in Residency with Gina Gibney Dance. Jenni is currently a company member with Delirious Dances/Edisa Weeks, and Erica Essner Performance Co-Op. She graduated from Columbia University. Her choreography has been presented in Taiwan, Italy and the United States.

Performers: Janessa Clark & Jenni Hong
57) 60 Second Fantasy VII John Pitts Hettie Barnhill

Born in the United Kingdom, John Pitts is the winner of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Composition Prize. He is a composer of chamber music and music for Christian worship, with two hymns on Naxos CDs performed by Tonus Peregrinus. He was twice shortlisted by London’s Society for the Promotion of New Music and is a founder member of Severnside Composers Alliance. 60 second Fantasy VII is a fast, electronic version of a piano piece of the same name with various gradually changing high speed patterns above a quieter, slower version of some of the same material.


Hettie Barnhill is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and the Artistic Director of The Just Movement Collective. Choreography Credits; International Wow Theater, Solar one and The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festivals, MTV, The Ailey School and Dance Chicago, She was awarded the Young Artist Scholarship (American Dance Festival) & The Wiesman Grant for her Choreographic piece ‘Homegrown’. Theater Credits; La Cage Aux Folles, My Fair Lady, Aida, Guys&Dolls, Meet me in St. Louis, Vagina Monologues, and Second City Chicago, Other Credits; Black Label Movement in Minnesota MN, Arroja in Lisbon Portugal, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Amici in Roma Italy. This Summer she excited to be choreographing for the United Nation's Human Rights "No Sweat Shop Tour", I’m truly grateful for this opportunity. Thank you to all! Title: Love Not Surely

Dancers: Shawna Walker and Trevor Downey
58) Trumpet Fantasy Ben Bierman Mack Avenue Dance Company

Ben Bierman is a musician who has been around the block a few times, yet he still feels that he must compose, play, and teach music. His eclecticism and musical curiosity continue to take him to places that very pleasantly surprise him. Ben has a Ph.D. in composition. More importantly, he finds great happiness with his wife and three sons. By the way, he loves being outdoors, and cannot resist a great groove. Trumpet Fantasy is Bierman’s imitation of a large group of very silly trumpet players having some fun with a fanfare.

A choreographer, dancer, artistic director and writer from New York City, Chris Masters is splitting his time working as a free lance choreographer, serving as Artistic Director for the newly created Mack Avenue Dance Company, and as Vice President for a currency trading firm. A 2004 graduate of Wayne State University, he was a double major in Finance and Dance earning bachelor degrees in both. Prior to moving to New York, Chris served on the faculties of the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, the American College Dance Festival, and the American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensive. Chris was recently seen performing with Bill Young/Colleen Thomas and Dancers in New York City.

Dancers:Chris Masters and Megan Montgomery
59) On the outside, looking in… Monique Buzzarté

Monique Buzzarté is a trombonist/composer. Recent recordings include Fluctuations with Ellen Fullman and her Long String Instrument, Noah Creshevsky: To Know and Not to Know, Zanana's Holding Patterns, John Cage's Five3 with the Arditti Quartet, and Dreaming Wide Awake with the New Circle Five. Honored by Meet the Composer as a "Soloist Champion" for commissioning and premiering new repertoire, she also coordinated advocacy work to admit women to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. On the outside, looking in is scored for trombone and live processing and performed live by the composer.

60) Founding Fathers Benjamin BooneFull Cast

Born in Statesville, North Carolina; related to Daniel Boone; father was a traveling glue salesman and mother a homemaker; youngest of five sons; moved often; recorded rhinoceros vocalizations in Zimbabwe; Music Manager in New York; plays sax; loves to ski, read and play with his wife and kids; teaches theory and composition at California State University, Fresno. One of his favorite radio shows on NPR is “The Thomas Jefferson Hour,” which has given him a greater appreciation for the wisdom of our “Founding Fathers.” Steeped in knowledge of the humanities, these men understood more fully than most contemporary politicians what the TRUE threats to democracy are. He invites you to LISTEN to THEIR WORDS and realize for yourself what TRUE PATRIOTISM is…