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Shields, Alice: White Heron Dance 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    White Heron Dance
  • Subtitle: 
    electroacoustic
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    14
  • Year of composition: 
    2017
  • First performance (year): 
    0
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    WHITE HERON DANCE (2017)!
    music by Alice Shields, !
    video by Thomas Barratt and Mayo Miwa!
    !
    The original White Heron Dance (Sagi Mai) is a 600-year-old Japanese Shinto rite. I created my White Heron Dance to be a ritual in sound in which a human being experiences a moment of union with nature in the form of a Great White Heron. There are 4 sections: Entrance, Song, Union and Exit. Entrance builds over 5 minutes; then we hear the heron’s raucous voice. Song follows, sung by Noh performer Mayo Miwa, inviting the heron to communicate. Tension heightens into Union with the calls of herons, hawks, eagles, songbirds, frogs, crickets. Then the heron flies away, the sounds of nature disappear, and Exit takes us back where we came from. !

 

 

 

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