SFCM TAC Alumni—Behind the Scenes
June 2nd, 2018 Playback page

“TAC* Behind the Scenes”: Took place June 2, 2018 8:00pm at San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

A look at writing music for dance, film and virtual reality. You'll see how a choreographer works with dancers to develop a short work; excerpts from films we've scored, and how the process works; and you'll see and hear how music is created for Virtual Reality [VR] games. Admission is free.

*TAC is “Technology and Applied Composition” at SFCM


This was a two-hour performance of works by five composers, and it takes a while to hear all of them, so feel free to view the one(s) you want to play, and then come back later for more.

Daniel De Togni & Anthony CiancioloThe Jerome Project
Daniel De Togni & Anthony Cianciolo
Virtual Reality — Niko Korolog
Virtual Reality
Choreography by — Khala Brannigan
Choreography by
Lullaby — Daria Novo
Excerpts from Beings of Light and Darkness — “Sky” (Jim Schuyler)
Excerpts from Beings of Light and Darkness
Dakini Dances #3 (“Another Time”) — “Sky” (Jim Schuyler)
Dakini Dances #3 (“Another Time”)

Composers and Choreographer

Compositions by Sky” (Jim Schuyler) | Daria Novo | Costas Dafnis | Daniel De Togni | Niko Korolog
Choreography by Khala Brannigan
Musicians: Anju Goto, violin; Federico Ramirez, cello; Anna Aistova, soprano
Dancers: Claire Fisher, Katie Meyers, Sydney Franz
With Anthony Cianciolo, director | Inna Malygina, sand animation

Program Booklet


Daria Novo
Daria Novo
Daniel De Togni
Daniel De Togni
Khala Brannigan — Choreographer
Khala Brannigan

Tonight's Choreography: Khala Brannigan, a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico began her training with Moving People Dance Theatre under the direction of Ronn Stewart and Layla Amis. Brannigan is a LINES Ballet Training Program alumna of 2011-2013 and and since graduating, she founded Brannigan Dance Works. As a choreographer, Brannigan has formerly collaborated with local opera singers, musicians, visual artists, video designers and more. Her work has been included in West Wave Dance Festival, Summer Performance Festival, San Francisco Dance Film Festival and SF International Arts Festival. As a dancer, Brannigan is currently working with Robert Moses’ Kin.

The Trailer
The Trailer

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