5 Lines


Composed utilizing five synthesized instruments in Cubase 5, “5 Lines” is a collaboration with dance/choreographer Gwendolyn Tripp. Over the course of five minutes, five dancers depict the internal turmoil of a young woman with ochlophobia, or fear of large crowds. She repeatedly tries to become one with the group, but always feels hopelessly isolated amongst the masses. Eventually, this desire manifests itself into observable weaknesses that the crowd soon notices. As a consequence, the masses completely consume her identity and physical being. “5 Lines” was premiered at Sounds in Motion, the first concert of collaborations between UMKC student composers and choreographers, curated by Cody Kauhl.