Congratulations to Prof. Dan Trueman who has received the 2016 Bessie Award for “Outstanding Musical Composition/Sound Design”! Prof. Trueman was recognized for his contributions to There Might Others,choreographed by Rebecca Lazier, Senior Lecturer in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance, premiering earlier this year at New York Live Arts in collaboration with Mobius Percussion and the Music Department’s Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, So Percussion.
The New York Dance & Performance Awards, or “Bessies,” recognize outstanding and groundbreaking creative work by independent dance artists in NYC. Prof. Trueman’s work was hailed as”building a sound system which enabled an infinitely varied aural world, using drums, percussion instruments, pieces of paper, mobile phones, wine bottles, and more. The percussionists and dancers equally inhabited an everchanging composition in Rebecca Lazier’s There Might Be Others.
IMAGE: Left to right: David Degge (Mobius Percussion), Abby Rix Degge (David’s spouse), Rebecca Lazier, Dan Trueman, Naomi Leonard (MAE Professor, Dramaturg and Scientific Consultant for the project), Stephanie Kershner, Josh Quillen (So Percussion)