Chase Dance

1996

Chase Dance (1996)

It is a fast piece in dance rhythm with an introduction that presents the whole tone scene. The introduction has no meter. Most of my tonal material comes from my Greek traditional heritage as a listener and musician. Alternation of 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8 meters increases the tension of the piece and the nerves of the performer as the end approaches. The piece ends almost abruptly as the result of a chase.

Chase Dance has been recorded by David Starobin on a Bridge Records label - Newdance (Bridge 9084/Grammy nomination) and by Apostolos Paraskevas on a Centaur Records label - Visions of Azure (CRC 2378)