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Music for Modern Dance class, by Peter Lodwick
Consultant: Monique Skavlan Sunderland


Music for Modern Dance Class, by peter Lodwick 2006

Through many years of cooperation, associate professor in modern dance Monique Skavlan Sunderland and composer and musician Peter Lodwick, have developed a unique understanding of the symbioses of music and modern dance. This, combined with the fact that specialised music for modern class is almost non existent, was the main reason for creating “Music for Modern Dance Class”. The CD contains 28 tracks with pure piano pieces and orchestrated pieces of different genre. 

“Not wishing to be confined to one technique, we have endeavoured to present a variety of styles, tempi and rhythms that we hope will be of inspiration to a wide range of teachers and dancers. We have observed in our research that today’s commercial music has a limited spectre of tempi, dynamics and phrasing. We have tried to address these issues with the creation of “Music for Modern Dance Class”. We extend our thanks to the Oslo National Academy of the Arts for their financial support and encouragement!”
Peter Lodwick and Monique Skavlan Sunderland 

Contents, examples and Reviews          To order go to: www.peterlodwick.com

"How happy I was to receive your CD! Your music has all the specific accents so needed in dance class. Huge variety, different styles, change of rhythm and inner dynamics are all so very helpful for my students. I was also taken with the beauty of your music – each number seem to set an atmosphere, give a feel and almost tell a story. How joyful seeing my students react in movement! 
Shoshi, Israel


Peter Lodwick, Photo: Marit KrogeidePeter Lodwick
Composer, performing artist, artistic director of the Norwegian dance company Dans & Toner. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, Peter has composed music for over 50 ballets, numerous theatre plays, musicals and films, both in Great Britain and in Norway. He has also composed both for the BBC and the Norwegian Broadcasting company NRK, and his work has been presented at many festivals.
Because of his unique understanding of movement, he is a much sought after composer and accompanist for both modern and classical dance.

 Monique Skavlan Sunderland, Photo: Peter Lodwick
Monique Skavlan Sunderland

Professor and head of BA in modern dance at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway. Monique received her education at Egon Wengs Ballet School and the Norwegian National Ballet School. Further studies at a number of international schools in Paris, London and New York amongst others. She has received many scholarships and grants. She has choreographed numerous ballets for the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and created 3 syllabuses in modern dance.
Since 1994 she has run her own ballet school. Monique is also a Bachelor of Law.

The publication is supported by National Academy of the Arts, Oslo. CD cover Design: Peter Lodwick

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