Ballet Composer

I first worked for dance as an accompanist for the Hebrew U. dance group.  I didn't play piano very well so I would often accompany the classes on bass clarinet or clarinet or sax.
I found that playing a wind instrument with the dancers was very natural -- that the movement phrases would find flow through the breathing of the dancers and my breathing as an instrumentalist.  I am sure that this has influenced my composition for dance.

 

Stuttgart Ballet MANN IM SCHATTEN, full length, libretto by composer. '91
Bat-Sheva Company [Three productions including Impressions of Tel Aviv]
Inbal Dance Theater Ha'Em
Hebrew University Dance Company

Radio techniques have found their way into my compositions for the ballet.  The first selection is from Impressions of Tel Aviv a ballet by Ivan Ducach Feller. The movement is Dizengoff Street.  The voice calling to the girls is mine.

 

Listen to audio

Impressions of Tel Aviv  #2  (Click here to listen to the file 3,327 KB)

5 1/2   #1  (Click here to listen to the file 2,094 KB)

5 1/2  #2  (Click here to listen to the file 1,460 KB)

5 1/2  #4  (Click here to listen to the file 2,600 KB)

5 1/2  #5  (Click here to listen to the file 1,804 KB)

5 1/2  #6  (Click here to listen to the file 2,330 KB)

5 1/2  #10 (Click here to listen to the file 2,003 KB)

Many of my operas have dances.  Actually almost all of them, the comic ones at least.
The minuet of the two sister Discordia and Cacaphonia from the Quest to Polyphonia is one example.
This is just a documentary recording of the premiere.

Discordia     (Click here to listen to the file 1,733 KB)

The CD 5 1/2 and other ballet music can be ordered by email.

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Ivan Feller

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