John Stone  composer

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Music for Dance & Film

Melodic/Narrative


Drawing on a host of genres, I enjoy experimenting with forms and international styles ranging from waltz, bluegrass, ragtime & stride, French musette, klezmer, Romanian folk dances, to name a few. The selections at right were used in collaboration with the modern dance group, Ariane Anthony & Compny, as well as the filmmaker Alister Sanderson. 

 Stop Motion Video, from "Faster!" (Brian Brooks Moving Company)

 (Choreographed and performed by Brian Brooks. Filmed and edited by Sarah Browder Venkatesh)

HERBARIUM: INSIDE THE NY BOTANICAL GARDEN  

(A film by Alister Sanderson)

 JOURNEY ALONG THE UNDERGROUND RIVER

 (A film by  Alister Sanderson)

Excerpt from WHY IMAGINE GOLDEN BIRDS? (Ariane Anthony & Company)

Excerpt from DO I DARE? (Ariane Anthony & Company)

Videos

Atmospheric/Ambient


Certain projects call for a more minimalist approach. The French composer Erik Satie was a pioneer in such atmospheres, calling it (with a touch of self-deprecation) “furniture music.” These selected excerpts were originally created for dances by Brian Brooks Moving Company and the choreographer Elizabeth Higgins.