Here it is! Episode 4 of MOVING AWAY featuring yours truly! Directed by Omari Carter with music composition by Elena Alekseeva. #share #MDC #MovingAway #screendance #film #dancingabroad
Sound designed by Elena Alekseeva
Musical ‘Cues’ composed by Elena Alekseeva
Royalty free sound effects from Wwise, Audiokinetick.
I applied different space reverb for the Inside and outside locations with Wwise. Then imported sound effects for the interactive items/action in the game (footsteps of the player, jumps, breath, death, etc.; shotguns; sounds for zombies and pick up items). I recorded my voice with the sentences - ‘Welcome to the Cube’, ‘well done’, ‘be careful there is a lot of monsters around’, that will support the player through the gameplay experience.
Audio production software: Logic Pro X
Sound design middleware: Wwise (Audiokinetik)
Video game example ‘Cube’: free 3D video game platform specially designed for Wwise (Audiokinetik) users.
'Kind providence' is an album by Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne, in a genre of Irish Traditional music. Couple of years ago, Elena supported those talanted duet and made a piano recording for one song of the album (track 12).
Incredible work of Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne.
For those, who wish to listen to the album, the CD is available:
this is your passion, it's your love
do what makes you happy'
Happy New Year to everyone, a lot of new projects will be coming up soon. Keep an eye for the future updates! I love you all.
On the 13th of November, 2015. Elena will present her research project at the Royal Academy of Music (London) on the seminar series for PhD composers (work in progress). The presentation will cover the following areas: collaborative process between dancers/choreographers and musicians/composers. Will be presented her academic paper with some examples of musical composition.
We all looking forward for it!
The Motion Dance Collective Meetings and rehearsals to prepare for our @HIP HOP SCREENDANCE workshops THIS SUNDAY Pioneers History Dance Festival 2015!
We're ready people! Are you?
I am happy to announce that one of the video documentaries 'Moving away' will be screened on the 17th of September , 19:30pm in Hackney Attic, 270Mare Street, E8 1HE London, United Kingdom. Everyone is welcome!
'MOVING AWAY' - Episode 1
A Motion Dance Collective Production
Filmed and Edited by Omari 'Motion' Carter
Dance by Hugo Cortes, Salvador, Brazil
Music composed by Elena Alekseeva
Elena has joined 'the Motion Dance Collective', checking it up! It's amazing!
'...A huge thanks to Olga Tichomirova and Alexandra Glazovskaya for their dance and choreography!!!!!'
In addition to Elena's research subject, that is 'Music Composition and Sound Design for Contemporary Dance', she will give a presentation about contemporary dance electronic music production.
The presentation will cover the following areas:
- Problems that arise in dance electronic music when music theory is not applied (with showing examples);
- The importance of music theory and composition in contemporary musical practices;
- Composing for moving images.
2/06/2015 Royal Holloway, University of London
The music is part of a soon to be released, screendance documentary web series entitled 'moving away'. In collaboration with The Motion Dance Collective www.motiondancecollective.com
Music by Elena Alekseeva(Helen Alexis)
'It was the most memorable MasterClass I've ever been, given by Jonathan Burrows, the choreographer. AHRC research skills project, which is being run by the University of Brighton in collaboration with Royal Holloway. Thank you for such an inspired talk!'
Aleksandr Scriabin. Piano Sonata No.4, Op.30.
Performed by Elena Alekseeva
Recording by students group, MA in Music Technology in the University of Limerick. Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio. October, 2013
Big thanks to Eddie Nolan, Alan, Barry and Lukasz
02/03/2015 Southampton SOLENT University, United Kingdom
Digital Music Presentation at the Southampton SOLENT University for BA (Hons) in Digital Music course.
On this presentation Elena will talk about her career development, and about the transition that was made from being a professional classical pianist to a composer/producer who works with computer-based digital music technology.
Presentation of her produced works and integration of live piano with digital sounds. What DAW is she using and why? Which synthesisers is she using and why? How she create her own sound design? Music for the dance films. How she acknowledge certain movements of the dancer and not others? Suggested ‘narrative’ in the music, and which emotions is she want to convey?