music for dance


Hilary took part in a special residential course – “Music Composition for Dance” – at the European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem, Netherlands from 1998 – 1999. This unique course was taught by the American composer and trombonist James Fulkerson. During this intensive year he composed for many new choreographies with a special emphasis on electroacoustic composition as well as trombone improvisation with dance. Since completing this course Hilary has continued to work with many choreographers and dancers on a regular basis. Below are a few examples of some of his music for dance, more will be uploaded soon…

“Hey” (1998)

electroacoustic composition for the choreography “Work” by Ksenia Vidyaykinia


“Owl” (2001)

electroacoustic composition
source material:
musical saw (played by John Moore), trombone, sine waves
composed for Aurora Corsano


I Think Not” (2012)

electro-acoustic composition for “I Think Not”
choreography by Deborah Hay
adaption and performance by Louise Desbrusses
music by Hilary Jeffery
composed at GRM Studios Paris (2012)

for the realisation of this work Hilary Jeffery
was a laureate of the City of Paris and Institute Francais
art-in-residence programme at the Recollets
from January to March 2012

[AUDIO]“I Think Not”

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