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Choral Orchestral Stage Chamber Electro-Acoustic Songs Television Video and Animation For/With Choreographers

Choral

Joyful, Joyful (short and long versions)
3:30, 4:00 2008, August; revised 2009, March
SATB Choral fugue
Words adapted from a poem by Henry Van Dyke(1852-1933).

See the Sunrise
5:50 2009, November
SATB with piano accompaniment
Text by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Let Us Seek Nature
3:40 2011, February
SATB with piano accompaniment
Text by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

From scenes of How We Saved the World

Ode to the End of Oil
2013
SATB or TTBB with piano accompaniment
Text by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

What if...
2013
SATB with piano accompaniment
Text by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

We Are Nature
2013
SATB with piano accompaniment
Text by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

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Orchestral

The Reef
7:00 2009, January; rescored 2012, May
Chamber Orchestra

Clarion
4:30 2009, December
Chamber Orchestra

Our Children and other moments
7:40 2013, February
Chamber Orchestra

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Stage

How We Saved the World
A Multimedia Musical Drama
2:06:00 2013, March
21 piece orchestra, 14 singers, 8 dancers, audience
Orchestra includes audio and video.
Libretto by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

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Chamber

Solos

Cintariarna
8:22 1984, March revised 1985, January
Guitar solo

Tinguiretoamna
9:04 1985, December
Guitar solo

Fanfore Barbfare
4:00 1990, June
Trumpet solo

The Attic
1:00 2006, September
Piano interlude

Encounter
6:40 2008, October
Violin solo

Another Way
7:15 2010, October
Horn solo

Solos with Accompaniment

Wings By Morning
3:00 2012, February
Piccolo, fixed audio

Haste
3:30 2012, August
Flute, fixed audio

Seeking You
4:30 2009, September
Baritone or Contra-Alto Voice, Piano
Text by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Nights Alone Yearning
7:00 2010, October; revision of Lost Wings Fly Free
Voice, Flute, Cello
Text is 4 poems by Chinese poet Li Bai (701-762).

Lost Wings Fly Free
7:00 1983, May; revised 1984, January
Voice, Flute, Cello
Text by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

A Cephied Sonata
5:00 1983, September
Oboe, Piano

Duets

For Dianne
        Won 3:00 2005, June
        Too 3:30 2006, June
        Free 3:00 2007, June
Flute duet

Pebbles
6:40 2009, March
Violin, Cello

Pebbles: Neural Winter
6:40 2009, April
Violin, Cello, fixed audio

Cloven Pebbles
6:50 2010, December
Clarinet, Violin

Just Is
3:30 2011, August
Trumpet in Bb, Horn in F

Trios

Home
7:15 2010, April
2 Guitars, Bass Guitar, fixed audio

Cycles
6:50 2010, April
Clarinet, Cello, Marimba, fixed audio

Quartet

Earthquake!
18:45 2010, 2011
        i. Victims' Lament 5:00 2010, March
        ii. The Search 5:40 2010, November
        iii. What is Lost ; What is Found 4:20 2010, December
        iv. Release 3:15 2010, December
2 Flutes, Cello, Piano

Quintets

Sea Anenome
7:00, 7:00 1984, February
2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba

Taturn
6:00 2009, March
Percussion Ensemble, 5 players

Diversive Canon
4:20 2010, September
Glockenspiel, Crotales, Vibraphone, Tub. Bells, Organ

Septet

Sit Still
3:40 2010, March
Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Violin, Cello, Percussion, optional fixed audio

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Electro-acoustic Works

Hey God!
2:54 1985, June
Text, Voice, Recordings, Sounds, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Animation by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

S0637
8:22 1985, spring
Sounds and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Street Meditations
4:25 1987, March
Synthesizer and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Pandoras Box
7:00 1987, March
Sounds, Recordings, Synthesizer, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Bonnie Brooks.

Closing On Midnight
9:00 1990, December
Sounds, Recordings, Synthesizer, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Anita Cheng.

Echowan
4:53 1998
Synthesizer: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Pattergonias
6:00 2005, November
Cello: Sarah Reneer
Sound Processing and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Animation by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Mass Murderization
8:40 2005, December
Poem and Guitar from public performance at Nuke Test Site: Sunfrog.
Sounds, Sound Processing, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Meadoweave
15:30 2006, July
Flute parts are from For Dianne Won and Too.
Sounds, Sound Processing, Recordings, Flute, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Ethereal
:30 2006, September
Sounds, Synthesizer, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Hinterspace
6:10 2008, November
Sounds, Synthesizer, Flute, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Shara Harad and Colleen McNally.

Birds
10:30 2008, December
Sounds, Sound Processing, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Neural Winter
7:50 2009, April
Sounds, Sound processing, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Perfected
6:10 2009, May
Includes samples from Sarah Reneer cello (Pattergonias); Bob Firestone guitar (Tinguiretoamna); Paul Miller violin (Encounter); Steve Anderson and Nancy Taylor trumpet (Sea Anenome); Deanna Endsley voice, Rodolfo Murillo, flute, Susan Clark cello (Lost Wings Fly Free); Antiga George and Lynn Johnson singing (Animal Spirits invocation); and juvenalia song transcribed by Cecil E. Tozier (Hal's Swing Song).
Sounds, Sound processing, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Elizabeth Reynolds.

Composition for Merian Soto's Postcards from the Woods
54:00 2009, September (6 channel: 3x stereo); 2011, November (5.1 surround)
Some sounds courtesy of Merian Soto.
Most sounds, Sound processing, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Merian Soto.

My Plastic Body
8:00 2009, November Sounds, Sound processing, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Colleen Hooper.

Sit Still
3:40 2010, March
Conductor: Adam Vidiksis; Flute: Jocelyn Crosby; Clarinet: Joe Dvorak; Horn: Bert Hill; Percussion: Victor Pablo; Piano: Yu-Wen; Violin: Liz McPeak; Cello: Emily Carroll; Recording: David Pasbrig; Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Video by Dan Cole.

Cycles
6:50 2010, April
Clarinet: Gi Lee; Cello: Rajli Bicolli; Percussion: Elliot Beck; Sounds, Recordings, and fixed audio Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Whitney Weinstein, Ariana Lunderman, Jessica Stos, Angelica Spilis.

Home
7:15 2010, April
Guitars: Jarek Ervin, Jordan Perry; Bass guitar: BJ Cantlupe; Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Colleen Hooper.

I Saved This for You 17:15 2010, September
Incorporates the entirety of Home: Guitars: Jarek Ervin, Jordan Perry; Bass guitar: BJ Cantlupe;
Additional Guitar, Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Colleen Hooper.

Inside Out / Tell Me How You Really Feel
5:05 2010, December / 23:30 2011, March
Text and Voice Colleen Hooper, Nikki Roberts;
Synthesized parts for Piano, Organ, Trumpet, Trombone,
Recorded percussion, Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Colleen Hooper.

Surrounded
10:05 2010, December; revision 2011, October
5.1 surround audio, fixed media
Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Eight Modules for Beau Hancock's Poor Lost Sometime Boys
35:15 2012, January
        first module: 10:50 (audio)
        second module: 3:05 (audio - voices) text, 1st part
        third module: 3:05 (percussion, audio)
        fourth module: 4:00 (2 flutes, trumpet, viola or alto voice, cello or baritone voice, audio)
        fifth module: 3:25 (2 trumpets, 2 trombones, audio)
        sixth module: 4:10 (audio, voice) text, 2nd part
        seventh module: 2:40 (flute, horn, organ, string quartet, audio)
        eighth module: 4:00 (audio)
Text by Beau Hancock
Synthesized instruments, Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Beau Hancock.

Five Compositions for Merian Soto's SoMoS
5:20:00 2012, October
5.1 surround audio, fixed media
Most of the Sounds and Recordings: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Sound Processing and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Aditional Sounds courtesy of Merian Soto and Freesound.org
Choreography by Merian Soto.

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Songs

Seeking You
4:30 2009, September
Baritone or Contra-Alto vocal solo with piano accompaniment.

Nights Alone Yearning
7:00 2010, October; revision of Lost Wings Fly Free
Voice, Flute, Cello
Text is 4 poems by Chinese poet Li Bai (701-762).

Lost Wings Fly Free
7:00 1983, May; revised 1984, January
Voice, Flute, Cello
Text by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis

Our Water is Poisoned
2:30 1999
Voice and Hoop Drum

Missiles and Bombs
3:30 1987, November
Voice and Guitar
Written for and sung at a vigil fall 1987 outside the Federal Penitentiary in Milan, MI where Father Carl Cabot was being held for a plowshares action to disarm missiles.

Radioactive Waste
1995
Voice and Guitar

Did You Hear
1995
Voice and Guitar

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Television

Your Children Are Watching
:30 1987, December
Synthesizer, Voice, Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis
Video: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis

Peace Insight Intro
:1:00 1988, May 25
Singing and Text: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis
Melody: traditional (Rose, Rose, Rose, Rose)
Voice over: Carol (I have lost her last name)
Video and sound from footage shot Nov. 15, 1986 in Washington DC by Harold Brokaw
Recording and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis

The Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament
Peace Insight program produced for Ann Arbor, MI Public Access Television
29:00 1988, July 26
Video and sound from footage shot Nov. 15, 1986 in Washington DC by Harold Brokaw
Recording and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis

Peace Dragenz
1:00 2006, December
Alto Sax, Trumpet, Horn, Tuba, Snare drum, Violin, Cello;
Intro Music for a hypothetical TV program.

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Video and Animation

Expand
2:54 1984, Fall - 16mm film and audio
Fife, Voice, Synthesizer, Recording, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Animation: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

This is not a Test
14:00 1985, February - 16 and 8 mm films accompanied by Gates of Delirium by Yes.
Animation: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis and other Ohio State University students.

Pet Dance (I and II) 2:54, 2:54 1985, March - 16mm film and audio
Synthesizer, Recording, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Animation: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Hey God!
2:54 1985, June - 16mm film and audio
Voice, Drum Machine, Synthesizer, Recording, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Animation: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

See Dreem
4:38 1987, January
Synthesizer, Recording, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Animation: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

An Animation accompanied by Eleanor Rigby by the Beetles
2:10 1988, May
Animation: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis and Mike Knight

An Animation accompanied by La Villa Strangiato by Rush
8:25 1989, January
Animation: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Virtual Geodesy: Birth of the Elements 15:30 2005, October
Sound Effects: Javier Martinez Jimenez;
Sounds, Synthesizer, Recording, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Animation by Mohammed Aziz Chafchaouni, Javier Martinez Jimenez, and H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Pattergonias
6:00 2005, November, visual component 2008, October
Cello: Sarah Reneer
Sound Processing and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.

Six Improvisations with a MAX patch
ca. 6:00 - 9:00 each 2009, May
Interactive Visual Music Improvisations
Dance: Laura Zimmerman; Keyboard: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis; MAX/MSP/JITTER patch by Cicada and Laura.

Lava Bubbles
2010, March
Pd Patch for interactive video and movement/dance by H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Used by Laura Zimmerman in her solo performance: Dis/connect.

Sit Still
3:40 2010, March
Conductor: Adam Vidiksis; Flute: Jocelyn Crosby; Clarinet: Joe Dvorak; Horn: Bert Hill; Percussion: Victor Pablo; Piano: Yu-Wen; Violin: Liz McPeak; Cello: Emily Carroll; Recording: David Pasbrig; Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Video by Dan Cole.

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Written With/For Choreographers

Pandoras Box
7:00 1987, March
Sounds, Recordings, Synthesizer, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Bonnie Brooks.

Closing On Midnight
9:00 1990, December
Sounds, Recordings, Synthesizer, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Anita Cheng.

Hinterspace
6:10 2008, November
Sounds, Synthesizer, Flute, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Shara Harad and Colleen McNally.

Perfected
6:10 2009, May
Includes samples from Sarah Reneer cello (Pattergonias); Bob Firestone guitar (Tinguiretoamna); Paul Miller violin (Encounter); Steve Anderson and Nancy Taylor trumpet (Sea Anenome); Deanna Endsley voice, Rodolfo Murillo, flute, Susan Clark cello (Lost Wings Fly Free); Antiga George and Lynn Johnson singing (Animal Spirits invocation); and juvenalia song transcribed by Cecil E. Tozier (Hal's Swing Song).
Sounds, Sound processing, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Elizabeth Reynolds.

Composition for Merian Soto's Postcards from the Woods
54:00 2009, September (6 channel: 3x stereo); 2011, November (5.1 surround)
Some sounds courtesy of Merian Soto.
Most sounds, Sound processing, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Merian Soto.

My Plastic Body
8:00 2009, November Sounds, Sound processing, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Colleen Hooper.

Cycles
6:50 2010, April
Clarinet: Gi Lee; Cello: Rajli Bicolli; Percussion: Elliot Beck; Sounds, Recordings, and fixed audio Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Whitney Weinstein, Ariana Lunderman, Jessica Stos, Angelica Spilis.

Home
7:15 2010, April
Guitars: Jarek Ervin, Jordan Perry; Bass guitar: BJ Cantlupe; Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Colleen Hooper.

I Saved This for You 17:15 2010, September
Incorporates the entirety of Home: Guitars: Jarek Ervin, Jordan Perry; Bass guitar: BJ Cantlupe;
Additional Guitar, Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Choreography by Colleen Hooper.

Inside Out
5:05 2010, December
Fixed Audio: Text and Voice Colleen Hooper, Nikki Roberts; Synthesized Instruments, Percussion, Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Dancers: Kavin Grant, Frances Gremillion, Beau Hancock, Colleen Hooper, Nikki Roberts
Choreography by Colleen Hooper.

Tell Me How You Really Feel
23:30 2011, March
Fixed Audio: Text and Voice Colleen Hooper, Nikki Roberts; Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Conducting, Laptop and Mixer: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis; Trumpet: Chris Stevens; Trombone: Kelvin Grant; Percussion: Joe Veltri; Piano: Abigail LaVecchia; Dancers: Jimena Alviar, Molly Jackson, Ashleigh Penrod, Elizabeth Reynolds.
Choreography by Colleen Hooper.

The Castle
14:00 2011, April
trumpet, trombone, tenor sax, 2 percussionists
Music adapted from Tell Me How You Really Feel
Conducting: Cicada Brokaw; Trumpet: Nosh Hocker; Trombone: Jeff Molush; Tenor sax: Kenan Serenbetz; Percussion: Billy Ricci, Drake Tyler; Narrator: Chris Stokes; Dancers: Colleen Hooper, Shailer Kern-Carruth, Becca Weber, Megan Mizany.
Choreography and Story by Tatyana Grechina

Revolving Spaces
9:30 2011, August
        i. Discovery
        ii. Celebration
SATB (or AABB) chorus, a capella
Dancers: Colleen Hooper, Frances Gremillion, Saroya Corbett.
Singers: Geoff Ednie, Steve Stratoti, Sonia Williams, Natalie Malawey-Ednie.
Choreography by Colleen Hooper.

Eight Modules for Beau Hancock's Poor Lost Sometime Boys
35:15 2012, January
        first module: 10:50 (audio)
        second module: 3:05 (audio - voices) text, 1st part
        third module: 3:05 (percussion, audio)
        fourth module: 4:00 (2 flutes, trumpet, viola or alto voice, cello or baritone voice, audio)
        fifth module: 3:25 (2 trumpets, 2 trombones, audio)
        sixth module: 4:10 (audio, voice) text, 2nd part
        seventh module: 2:40 (flute, horn, organ, string quartet, audio)
        eighth module: 4:00 (audio)
Text by Beau Hancock
Synthesized instruments, Sounds, Recordings, and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Dancers: Beau Hancock, Scott McPheeters
Choreography by Beau Hancock.

Five Compositions for Merian Soto's SoMoS
5:20:00 2012, October
5.1 surround audio, fixed media
Most of the Sounds and Recordings: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Sound Processing and Mix: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis.
Aditional Sounds courtesy of Merian Soto and Freesound.org

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