The Subject (2022)

For solo piano (and three dancers)
Duration: 6 minutes (11 minutes with dance, including electronics by Spencer Robelen)
Choreographer: Evita Zacharioglou

World premiere: May 21-22, 2022
Mark Morris Dance Center
Jonathan Howard Katz, piano
Dancers: Nico Gonzales, Elisabeth Jeffrey, Evita Zacharioglou

This was an unusual collaboration for me, in that while I was working with choreographer Evita Zachariolgou to develop a solo piano work following her narrative structure, Evita was also working with composer Spencer Robelen to create an electronic soundscape to enhance the beginning and ending of the piece. I never worked with Spencer directly, so the piano piece stands on its own, but a full dance performance would include both elements.