"An Inherent Desire to Attain Balance" (2000) in collaboration with Hilary Rowan, for 3 dancers and n balloonists
I looked up 'balloon' in one of these books of famous quotations by people you've never heard of saying things you only see quoted in other books of famous quotations. I looked in several of these books. I hoped this would help me find a suitable title. None had an entry for 'balloon.' The closest thing, alphabetically, was 'balance.' They all had an entry for 'balance.' All of the entries for 'balance' said this: " 'In every person, even in such as appear most reckless, there is an inherent desire to attain balance' --Jakob Wasserman." Perhaps, when he said this, he was thinking about balloons.
mp3 of An Inherent Desire to Attain Balance
performed by Head On/Off Dance (Jessica Benson, Alicia Marvan, & Lindsay Sworski) and balloonists (Tildy Bayar, Anne-Marie Dicce, Jennifer Edwards, Damien Di Fede, Kariann Goldschmitt, Ryan Hickerson, P.D. Magnus, Teagen McClain, Robert Phillips, Jason Rosenberg, Zachary Vineyard, Rob Wannamaker, & Karen Pipher) April 27, 2003: Spring Festival of New Music at St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego
- pdf of the score