Project Description

About
Music for Choreography

Modiano’s collaborations as a composer and performer with different choreographers/dancers results in a wide range of audio expressions in electro-acoustic music compositions and interpretation work, from eclectic multi-layered electro-acoustic original music, to original fusion jazz and solo flute classical pieces.
Including commissions and performances at Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Copenhagen Summer Dance Festival, National Arts Gallery (SMK) in Copenhagen, Roskilde Dom Kirke, (Denmark), Tribeca Performing Arts Center (New York City), Las Vegas University (USA), and many others.

Modiano collaborated with choreographers:

Corvino Ballet, in New York City, NY, and Norwalk, CT, USA (2016, 2021)
Ollom Dance, in New York City, NY and Massachusets, USA (2012, 2013, 2016)
Ellis Wood Dance, in New York City, and Fire Island, NY, US. (2007, 2008, 2010)
Kim Itoh, in Tokyo, Japan (2005)
Tim Rushton, Danish Dance Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark (2003, 2013)
Mink Colbert Dance, in Denmark, Scotland, and USA (2001, 2002, 2003)
Thomas Eisenhardt, Aaben Dans, in Copenhagen, Denmark (1999, 2000, 2001)

Press Responses:

Modiano’s electro-acoustic music for “Prisoner of my Projection” by choreographer John Ollom was described as: “[The] sound created a space that really felt like the inner life of consciousness. “ By Lynne Constantine, George Mason University, August 28th, 2013, USA
And
“Sparked by wonderfully evocative music from Yael Acher-Modiano”. By by David Noh, Gay City, August 29, 2013, New York City, USA.

Modiano’s Classical flute performance at the dance production “Summer Dance Festival” by choreographer Tim Rushton inspired journalists to write:
“[A] bold, daring Bach –solo by the flutist Yael Acher, which initiates the spatial body energy in the beautiful pillar-yard, with her crispy tones and her androgynous jacket suit movements.” By Anne Middelboe Christensen, INFORMATION, August 8th, 2013, Denmark.
And
“…When the dancer and choreographer Alessandro Sousa Pereira danced Tim Rushton’s piece, ‘Syrinx’, he danced as the seductive faun. A hot contrast to the beautiful flute that played enchanting Debussy, with a wonderful magical interpretation by Yael Acher” – Dans Kritik (Dance Critique), Monna Dithmer, “Gutter and Red Carpet”, August 7, 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark.