Mark Dancigers

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master composer

Mark Dancigers is a composer of chamber, orchestral, film and solo instrumental works. Dancigers creates scores that are melodically driven, texturally imaginative, and sonically vibrant. Dancigers studied composition at Yale (B.A.), the Yale School of Music (M.M.), and Princeton University (Ph.D.). He has previously been on the faculties of Yale College and the University of Redlands School of Music, and is currently Assistant Professor at the New College of Florida in Sarasota. He has worked with Oscarnominated director Sam Green on the film The Measure of All Things, premiered at the Sundance Festival with live soundtrack performed by yMusic. His collaborations with many choreographers include Sarasota Contemporary Dance choreographer Leymis Bolaños Wilmott for Jehanne, which is based on the life of Joan of Arc. In addition to orchestral music and chamber music, as an album producer, his credits include pianist Michael Mizrahi's Currents (2016) and The Bright Motion (2012), which made the Top Ten Best Classical Releases of 2012 in both Time Out New York and Time Out Chicago. Critics wrote that Dancigers' piece The Bright Motion contained the album's "loveliest moments... Stately trills repeat operatically throughout, creating wave-like effects whose lulling motions impart a dream-like, incantatory feeling to the material—bright motion, indeed."