Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Sylvia, Mar 4, 2011.
Volosozhar/Trankov - Pines of Rome, second/third movements.
Absolutely. I especially love, love the second half of the program starting off with the haunting zither section transitioning into more familiar tune of Arirang to mark the end. Lutz right into flying sit spin was a particularly inspiring arrangement given the music.
Alissa Czisny- The Light in the Piazza. The Overture to it rich with rolling harps and piano chords, and it sounds warm and golden. Perhaps it's a little too similar to Alissa's music for this year, and I'm not sure how it could be edited, but I think it's unique and different.
I'd love to see a pairs team use the Nimrod variation from Elgar's Enigma Variations. It would be hard to edit though and would take a lot of power and intensity to pull it off.
I wonder what cuts from the film score Ashley will be using:
Although quite eerie, perhaps a skater and choreographer might be able to do something interesting to soundtracks by Bernard Herrmann to A Hitchcock's Vertigo and Psycho.
Going through some of my older music, I found a (albeit cheesy pop) song that I would freaking *LOVE* to see an exhibition program done to (hell, if Cotton Eye Joe and Barbie Girl can be done, so can this ). This was way more popular in Europe than it ever was in the US, so it may be familiar to some here:
Betty Boo - "Doin' the Do"
Yiruma - River Flows in You
I'd love to see Alissa take a stab at it.
That's so lovely, oleada. I can see Alissa skating when I listen ...
Might be great to use for an exhibition.
Nice thread. I have a very short list right now, as I am in a hurry, but there are some pieces that I absolutely love to see skaters use.
Smetana's Moldeau/Ma Vlast is one of my favorite pieces of music. It will be good for a pair.
Barber's adagio for strings (used by Matt Savoie in 2006, I think) is such a lovely piece. I think a skater like Mao Asada will look very good skating to it.
Rustle of spring (can't remember the composer) is another good music for a singles SP.
Since ice dance rules don't allow sad music anymore, that takes away a few from my list. I would like to see some Bollywood music used in ice dance since there is more freedom there. Davis & White did a fantastic job with that kind of music.
I am not well versed in pop/Jazz, etc. so it is hard for me to list any. I do like movie soundtracks, and could list a few in another post (later).
Someone has to skate an over the top gala routine to Paul and Storm's "Fuzzy Man", ridiculously literal outfit required: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcfaItygU4M
(Pechelat & Bourzat maybe?)
The Soundtrack from "Love Never Dies"
Till I hear you sing by Ramin Karimloo
The Beauty Underneath by Ramin Karimloo
Devil Take the Hindmost once again by Ramin Karimloo
For Dance I am thinking K/A and for a men's skater Brian Joubert
I'm afraid I'd have to be hitting the mute button a lot if anyone used LND.
It's been speculated that the King's Speech soundtrack will be used in dozens of pretty-princess programs, but I actually think I'd like to see what Ricky could do with it. With the right expression and choreography, it could make a really nice program, and I think he could pull it off. And he wouldn't necessarily have to play a character again, like he did this year. The Sherlock Holmes music lent itself to that, but TKS music could go in a different direction.
I've recently discovered the work of the French film composer Georges Delerue and am in love with it. Has any skater ever skated to his music? Any lovely, light, airy ladies skater (such as Mao and Alissa) will do. Here are two gorgeous samples:
La Nuit Americaine
Our Mother's House
ETA: I see Nmsis has already suggested Georges Delerue. Great taste, Nmsis!
For Yu-na, if she doesn't keep her Arirang LP... I'd love to see her skate to Rachmaninoff's "Island of the Dead":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N10YZ2Sk3Kg (part 2's in the sidebar). And for Mao, I think this excerpt of Rimsky's Le Coq D'Or would be gorgeous: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3jEJJXFKX4 :3
Oh and a bit OT... but Rachmaninoff's big hands: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifKKlhYF53w XD
2 questions. Who (if anyone) has skated to this piece by Saint Saens?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsD0FDLOKGA
Have we discussed it this season? It sounds so familiar and I've listened to it before. (Aside from the hulu commercials of course)
There's a piece of music from Beauty and the Beast that sounds just like it! I think we have discussed this before, at least in the D/W thread.
I like the mood of the piece, but I'm guessing it doesn't fit the "must have a dance beat" criteria.
Khoklova and Novitski used it for the middle section of their Firebird FD last season. They added an underlying beat to make it more legal.
It's the same piece. The first place I ever heard it was during an episode of the Simpsons.
The score to Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, especially for someone that can pull off the drama and emotion throughout. It's an absolutely amazing score that is utterly overlooked.
The Planets. I am honestly surprised they aren't used more often, especially Mars and Jupiter!
I'd love to see a skater tackle the Suite from Pleasantville. Don't know who could do it justice or if the nature/tone of the music would survive cutting.
I'd like to see a dance team use "Red Cape Tango" from Michael Daugherty's "Metropolis Symphony".
So my Latin sucks but whoever uses Requiem for a Dream/Lux Aeterna had better feature glow in the dark mushrooms on their costume in homage to the new species Mycena luxaeterna, the Eternal Light Mushroom: http://species.asu.edu/2011_species02
Yes please! Otherwise it would just be overkill. How many men have skated to RFAD in the past 5 years? I'm afraid to count....
I wonder if this would be legal...
More ideas for ice dance, which could use a whole lot more edgy programs to modern music:
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus. REACH OUT AND TOUCH FAITH!
Would be an interesting selection to see Madison Hubbell skate to.
Also might be interesting to see a program to music from the latest Kings of Leon album.
Plushenko´s original sp 2005-2006 was Once Upon a time in Mexico, choreographed by Morozov, he skated it once in September in one Russian Cup series. Never heard of Nutracker.
I m still waiting ANY skater to skate to Princess Mononoke soundtrack, I m thinking next time to make a banner with it..
Yes! I really want Mao or Mirai to skate to it! The soundtrack from Atsuhime is wonderful as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWTS2BEpR6Y&feature=related
Mars was used quite a lot under the guise of Gladiator, since the main theme of the soundtrack was almost an exact copy. I LURVE Jupiter, and loved Suguri's program to it.
I can't remember what the soundtrack to Princess Mononoke sounds like anymore, but I remember loving it the first time I saw the movie.
I would love to see more anime and video game music (like Final Fantasy) used in figure skating. There is some really lovely, flowy music in there. One of my friends was obsessed with "Suteki Da Ne" from one of the Final Fantasies years ago and it is a beautiful, haunting tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uYQ6PpPEmg
Yes, yes, I'd love to see skaters branch out to Joe Hisaishi and Nobuo Uematsu's works (both geniuses in my books). Suteki da ne (and the scene it's set to ) is one of my all time favs... so hauntingly beautiful indeed. Kitaro's another musician I'd love to see used more often