Alwin Nikolais: Electronic Dance Music
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR651     Release Date: 2007-01-01
"Any aspiring innovator who experiments with slide projections, light play on dancer's bodies and fabric as an extension of the human form will find that Alwin Nikolais has been there before." —Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times, 1987

Alwin Nikolais was a unique artist. As the father of mixed media, his skill and artistry abounded in all the theater art forms. Primarily he was a choreographer, but he called his works "dance theater." In the early 1950s, he programmed his pieces as "The Theater of Light-Sound-Color-Motion."

Born in Southington, Connecticut in 1910, Nikolais' early years and early career were in acting, music and puppetry. It was not until the late 1930s that he began his work as dancer-choreographer in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was commissioned by the Avery Memorial Theater, a part of the Wadsworth Atheneum, to create an evening length work to the also commissioned music of Ernst Krenek.


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

Alwin Nikolais

Alwin Nikolais: Electronic Dance Music

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Track Listing

REVELS: Dance 3
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TEN LEGS: Dance 1
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MECHANICAL ORGAN: Dance 2
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MEHCANICAL ORGAN: Dance 4
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FRAIL DEMONS: Dance 1
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TRIBE: Dance 2
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PIERROT: Dance 2
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BLANK ON BLANK: Excerpt
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PIERROT: Dance 3
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AVIARY: Dance 1
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AVIARY: Dance 2
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GRAPH: Overture
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CHIMERA: Dance 1
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STYX: Excerpt
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GALLERY: Overture
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FRAIL DEMONS: Dance 2
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AVIARY: Dance 3
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GRAPH: Dance 3
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CONTACT: Excerpt
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BLANK ON BLANK: Excerpt -
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CRUCIBLE: Excerpt
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