composer

Lann, Vanessa

General: Vanessa Lann was born on April 6, 1968 in New York. Education: Vanessa Lann has been a composer and pianist since the age of five. She studied composition with Ruth ...

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Stap verder : for female voice, tapdancer and big band / Vanessa Lann; text by Emma Lazarus

Publisher's number: 15774
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and large ensemble
Instruments: zang cl-b fg 2sax-a 2sax-t 5tpt 5trb tb 2perc pf tapdancer g-e g-b
Duration: 20'30"
Year of composition: 2016
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Lazarus, Emma (librettist)
Description:
The African hocket technique of ‘one player, one note’ was the
inspiration and structural basis for Stap verder. In the ensemble music of many African communities each instrument produces only one tone. Each musician is responsible for voicing that tone, and only that tone, using the unique sound and character of his or her instrument. This reflects how the role of the individual in these societies is perceived. The Ngumi proverb ‘Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’ means that an individual ‘exists’ only through contact with other persons in the community. Similarly, in this type of music (just as in Stap verder) a melody becomes discernible only when each player grows aware of the contribution of every other player. However simple, each person’s musical gesture is significant; without the participation of each member of the group, no music can happen.
Emma Lazarus’ immortal text (engraved on the Statue of Liberty in NY) – “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…” – also mirrors the belief that a society cannot successfully exist without recognizing the voice of even the smallest individual.
Vanessa Lann (October 2016)

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