challenge

Werk

Thanks to Vicki from Uchenna for thinking of me to compose a dance score for young people based in Andover!  The brief was for the piece to be 10 mins long, have a strong pulse and able to fit with wide range of dance styles Uchenna uses as its staple (house, African, voguing). (more…)

By Bobbie, ago
capoeira

A late Akemashite Omedetou De Gozaimasu (Happy New Me)

A new year, new year's resolutions,  brand new second hand you, new diaries, new socks. Instead of resolutions I have made some determinations (kind of similar) but the process is habitual (twice daily in fact), and I am winning, I'll share a few. They are:

  • Respect for all life (including my own)
  • Respect for money
  • Create lots of beautiful sounds
  • Travel lots (UK and Int.)
  • Be able to do a bananeira and macaco in capoeira (All about fear, because I have executed them at least once, just not on demand)  (more…)

By Bobbie, ago
commission

Push and Pull

My Uchenna dance score commission deadline fast approaches. It's been good fun working on it, is my compositional skill developing? I hope so. I am starting to see patterns in my musical style which is good, this awareness will mean I can take more compositional risks, (as I'm starting to grow bored of what I am producing). (more…)

By Bobbie, ago
commission

New Commission, Another Sketch

Collaborating some more with Uchenna Dance co. Have learnt loads from previous commissions;  indeed the process never ends. Here’s a wicked bit of advice for budding dance composers like me. Today’s 30 min sketch, loops, playing with midi, ah, if only I could access live musicians more easily. This academic year’s Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
commission

E14 baby!

I've spent most of today following the Vocab Dance brief of starting with a seed, so long intros. What excites me about the live performance aspect is seeing/hearing the vocal artists improvise over the loops I've created.  (more…)

By Bobbie, ago
apple

Life After

Been busy writing music for Uchenna Dance Company. The updated version is complete. The performance is this Friday at The Place, near Euston. I’ve enjoyed the process, it was a tiny bit stressful due to the fact we had NO time. Dancers work in 8s, my piece was in 4, Read more…

By Bobbie, ago