MUSICVIDEO / DAVID BOWIE & MICK JAGGER: DANCING IN THE STREET The legendary Live Aid video with all the music removed so all you hear is the patter of pop star feet, the occasional grunt and groan as the veteran rock stars stretch their ageing muscles.
The desperate cry of a musicless
soul opens the poem, like a strident anticipation of the infernal danse macabre; on the other end of the musical spectrum, the harmony formed by the angelic choirs is the greatest representation of a joy deriving from the sheer presence of God, something no words could ever fully express.
During this interval the stage layout is altered to accommodate the equally demanding instrumentation of the Prokofiev cantata, including six slightlybemused accordionists (no comments, please, about French bistros being musicless
during this period).
DRINK DEEP (1991; Super 8 transferred to video, 10 minutes) NIGHTSWIMMING (1993; Super 8 and 16 mm transferred to video, 8 minutes 30 seconds) Nightswimming is a long-form music video, shaped around the REM song of the same name but with several minutes of musicless
The genesis of the show was a musicless
piece at Rebecca Feldman's improvisational group the Farm, and one can imagine the setup as perfect fodder for an audience-participation goof.
Did the drummer really utter the "F" word during a musicless
break in the song?
On October 28, 1928, Humphrey and Weidman and their group presented a history-making concert that included Humphrey's Concerto in A Minor (to the Grieg work for piano and orchestra) for herself and fifteen dancers; her musicless
Water Study for the ensemble of sixteen, a work that astounded critics and audiences alike with its synchronized, moving-wave forms, from calm lapping on a beach to a crashing tempest; and her Color Harmony for Weidman and sixteen dancers.