Jesse Manley has a fresh track for your hungry ears. Photo by Amanda Tipton. There are many reasons to create music, of course. There’s the pedestrian desire for popularity, there is the vaulted idea of artistic creation, but there are also less common reasons. For Jesse Manley, one reason seems to be archeological exploration. On […]
World Premiere October 1, 2010
I selected the music for Fifth from four albums recorded by the original Miles Davis Quintet over a two day period in 1956. Taking cues directly from the music, I have approached this piece as a pure dance work and focused on the dancers existing as a fifth member of the band.