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Luca Tieppo

It is as ever, a pleasure to share music and ideas with you and this month we are featuring Luca Tieppo. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation and his insights below: Karen :Q1. I know you have a love for both Opera and Ballet. Can you define what skills differentiate the two jobs as a repetituer […]

The final interview with Kasper Cornish

Karen :  Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?   Kasper :In 10 years time I hope to have released another 10 albums – perhaps some for different instrumental line ups. This year I’ve had a blast performing the narrator role in Peter and The Wolf with The Chamber House Winds. I think […]

Kasper and Karen continue their Blog

Karen :In your valued opinion, why is live music important when working with dance? Assuming live music in Class is essential to crafting a dancer’s understanding of the art, are there perhaps any advantages to using prerecorded music in performance?   Kasper :I really believe the greatest thing about working with live music in the […]


We are delighted to have Kasper join our little family of composers who write best quality music for ballet class. Kasper has taken a step further and explored the possibilities of using irregular time signatures in Class. Why?! You may ask! Well, the crossover between Contemporary and Ballet class is growing ever closer and this […]

Experimental Music for Class: part 3

In this part of the interview we talk about dance culture: Karen:Would you say there are different approaches to Ballet Class in, say France to where you currently work in Graz? Dominic:En France, en danse classique, la tradition de l’Opéra de Paris est très présente dans les structures d’enseignement. Les professeurs sont souvent soit directement […]

Experimental Music for Barre: Interview Part 1

This week as promised, I am publishing my interview with composer and pianist Dominic Faricier. Each day we unpack another layer of his musical journey. Dom works in Graz at the  Opera Ballet in Graz,Austria. Enjoy this golden conversation in French and English! Karen : Your title ‘Experimental Music for Barre’ is a really exciting […]

Introducing Dominic Faricier

It is with greatest delight I am introducing you to a new member of the team! Dominic is one of the most excellent pianists for dance class in Europe and has just produced his first – of three – scores of music for free class. Titled Experimental Music for Ballet Class – Part 1: Barre. […]