Tobi Roppo (parts 1 -3) choreography by Sabatino Verlezza. Music by Elliot Sokolov. Video performance by Verlezza Dance. Tobi Roppo is a Kabuki Theater term meaning "flying in six directions." It has been performed by The Joyce Trisler Danscompany at NYC's Joyce Theater and toured nationwide with Verlezza Dance and other companies.
In her glowing New York Times review of Tobi Roppo, critic Jennifer Dunning cited Sabatino Verlezza's "finely detailed and beautifully crafted choreography" and Elliot Sokolov's "energizing yet nuanced music."
NY Times review: http://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/07/arts/dance-trisler-group-in-tobi-roppo.html
more info: http://www.elliotsokolov.com and http://www.verlezzadance.org
Music from the documentary film "Kings Park: Stories From an American Mental Institution." Original score by Elliot Sokolov. Directed by Lucy Winer. This is a slideshow of still photos, (some original and some from the film) with 3 music cues heard in the film. Musicians: Elliot Sokolov, keyboards, electronics, guitar; Michael Czitrom, cello.
On June 21, 1967, at the age of 17, Lucy Winer was committed to the female violent ward of Kings Park State Hospital following a series of failed suicide attempts. Over 30 years later, now a veteran documentary filmmaker, Lucy returns to Kings Park for the first time since her discharge. Her journey back sparks a decade-long effort to face her past and learn the story of the now abandoned institution that once held her captive.
Listen to or download the soundtrack album here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kings-park-stories-from-american/id536728924
More info: http://www.elliotsokolov.com or http://www.kingsparkmovie.com
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"Pipedreams" by Elliot Sokolov from the CD "Contemporary American Organ Music", released the Classic Masters label in 1987. Recorded by the late New York Philharmonic organist Leonard Raver and saxophonist Peter Saiano. Leonard Raver performed on the Aeolian-Skinner/G.Donald Harrison organ at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, New York City.
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Originally choreographed by American Modern Dance pioneer, May O'Donnell, "Powers Of Ten" was re-staged in 2013 for the first time since it's premiere at the Joyce Theater in NYC in 1984. A new score by Elliot Sokolov was commissioned by the O'Donnell-Green Dance and Music Foundation and was premiered in April, 2013 as part of the Peak Performances series at Montclair State University, New Jersey.
The original set was re-created by designer Jim Fenhagen. The two-year project was realized by staging the work on the students of Montclair State University.
Set for 10 dancers performing on 10 raised platforms that have varying heights from 10 inches to 10 X 10 inches. The individual isolation of the dancers along with the communal movements highlights in an abstract manner each person's singularity in space and the power of community. Powers Of Ten evokes compelling images of the individual and community.
Written and Produced by Elliot Sokolov & Jack Waldman a.k.a. Air Force 1.
Original 12 inch single on Streetwise Records, released in 1984; Re-released by Moist Music on the CD compilations "80's Underground Club Hits" in 2006, and "Essential House" in 2007.
This video promo was put together by and aired on MTV in 1984.
A college/alternative radio and club favorite for years after it's release, "See the Light / Feel the Heat" was produced by Elliot Sokolov & Jack Waldman as Air Force One. It was mixed by Arthur Baker, edited by the Latin Rascals, and released on Streetwise Records in 1984. It was one of the first records featuring an entirely sampled vocal, by President Ronald Reagan.