Abandoned Revolution

Part dance, part theater, part history lesson, part movie, part story, and part video game, Abandoned Revolution is not your average dance piece. When Boris Willis approached me about creating an original score I knew that the music had to be special. To that end I chose to create the entire score using a vintage Nintendo Game Boy and Nanoloop, a loop sequencer programmed for the Game Boy by Oliver Wittchow.

November 2-4, 2006 at Sullivant Hall, Ohio State

The soundtrack is available for free download.

  1. What Up, Z? - The opening number from Abandoned Revolution, which is a rip-off of the fanfare at the beginning of Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra.
  2. Prelude / Zero Dance - The story begins and the dancers appear onstage.
  3. The Dancers Are Stolen - The evil choreographer kidnaps the dancers.
  4. The Dancers Escape / Isadora Must Defeat Ballet - The dancers elude the evil choreographer and begin to perform a history of modern dance, beginning with Isadora Duncan.
  5. Marta Graham Cracker - The history lesson continues with Martha Graham
  6. Abandoned Revolution - The climax of the story, the big dance number. The evil choreographer reappears at the end.
  7. Bonus: Cowboy Boris Rides Again - This track was originally created for the ending of the show, but was eventually replaced by the previous track. In the performances it was used as closing credits and exit music. (The title is a tribute to the choreographer.)

Performance History

Global Unity Festival: A Winter Concert-Party || 2015.12.13, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Celebrate Autumn @ Cafe Tallulah || 2015.11.11, 7:30 pm
CLUB: Numbers || 2010.11.14, 1:00 pm
Works Category: Electronica, Music for Dance