Cory is an avid fan of modern dance and contemporary ballet. The diversity of styles, direction, theatricality, symbolism… all lead to powerful and emotional art. Cory’s unique blend of musical influences and experience (orchestral, alt-rock, ambient, EDM) are well suited to the art form. He is constantly collaborating with dance companies and choreographers, old and new, on a wide variety of projects. New works are on the way in 2014…stay tuned.
Water Wars, a full-length modern dance production, was premiered in September of 2012 by the Sonia Plumb Dance Company of Hartford, CT. Cory wrote and produced the original score, performing the music live as part of the stage production. Choreography and story by Sonia Plumb.
THE CASKET GIRLS
The Casket Girls, a Modern Gothic Vampire Ballet, premiered Halloween weekend, 2009, and will be restaged in 2014 as well. It was performed by the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, with choreography and costume design by Gregory Hancock. Cory wrote and produced the original score, and collaborated with Gregory on the story & production.
SHADOWS & LIGHT: “THE MOON”
Based on an obscure Grimm’s Fairy Tale, Cory’s music evokes the style and direction of early Danny Elfman. The Moon was Cory’s second collaboration with Sonia Plumb Dance Company, and premiered in Hartford in September of 2013.
CORY’S SOLO PIANO MUSIC – Multiple Productions
Dance companies, universities and academies around the world have used Cory’s minimalist and melodic piano music for years in a wide variety of productions. The music is often used as-is directly from Cory’s recordings, or he works with creative directors with remixing and blending the pieces to work with their productions.
Museum Piece premiered in 2010 at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. The story centered around a museum tour group – and the daydreams and reverie of one particuarly curious and creative student. She imagines (or does she?) that several works of art come to life, first in a quiet and tepid fashion – but later – much more dynamically!
Commissioned by Exhale Dance Tribe, Cincinnati, OH.