Your program music ideas for specific skaters or in general (competitive programs)

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  1. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

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    A junior Canadian guy (can't remember who) skated to "Sepiroth" from Final Fantasy 7 this year at Canadian Junior Nationals, and Karina Johnson of Denmark skated to a mix of Final Fantasy music for her sp this year.
     
  2. justAfsfan

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    I'm another one who love to see skater skate to final fantasy music, especially in the era of Nobuo Uematsu. He produced tons of epic music which would be a shame if those musics aren't used for skating.
     
  3. UMBS Go Blue

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    On the need to modernize skating, here's Penguin by Avicii, a great selection that can be trimmed down to a 2:40 short/technical program. :inavoid:

    It would be too easy for some shallow Euro skater like Joubert, Plushenko, or Amodio to skate and pander around with nothing but crossovers and hip-thrusting to this, so I'm thinking it would be a far greater challenge (and far more worthwhile watching, from the fan's perspective) for someone with top-notch skating skills, strong choreographical abilities, and superior overall depth, like Patrick Chan, Takahiko Kozuka, or Daisuke Takahashi, to skate a short program to this.

    Better yet, I'd like to see some "pretty" ladies' skater like Alissa Czisny, Mao Asada, or Mirai Nagasu come out in a black glittery bodysuit and blaze across the ice to this music, complete with blinding footwork and alternatingly staccato and catlike choreography. It would be a huge step up for them and could motivate them to "attack" their programs in the way the need to make it to the top.
     
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  4. Cyn

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    I mentioned this earlier up in the thread, but I really wish a skater (or skaters) that could adequately portray the passion and emotion evoked in Anne Dudley's soundtrack to the movie American History X would do a program to the music it. Although the subject matter to the movie is no doubt incredibly controversial, the music to it is incredibly powerful and haunting, and a program done to it could very well be a masterpiece.

    If anyone is interested, I have the soundtrack listed as one of my playlists on youtube:

    sk8cynic's youtube channel.

    Nearly all of the pieces in it are amazing, but the ones that evoke the most emotion for me are "We Are Not Enemies," "Two Brothers," "Storm Clouds Gathering," and the final one, called "Benedictus."

    It's definitely worth a listen, if not for skating, then for personal enjoyment. Also, I might add, if anyone has not seen this film, it's absolutely, definitely, a must see. It's easily one of the most thought-provoking, emotionally gripping movies to come out of the '90s.

    On a more personal note (and one that doesn't exactly belong in this thread), I don't know anyone who has watched it that hasn't been not only moved, but compelled to give the subject matter brought up in it a lot of thought (and hopefully discussion).
     
  5. FGRSK8

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    I have actually made musical suggestions to the head coach of the Haydenettes with whom I am a close friend.

    She like a a couple of them and may consider one of them for one of their programs.

    Since she likes to keep her programs under wraps until the competitions, I won't divulge at this time what I suggested....
     
  6. OrioleBeagle

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    Brandon Mroz-Theme music from Apollo 13. I get goosebumps when I watch Paul Wylie skate to it on YouTube.

    http://youtu.be/Uh5UEFTa4aA

    I would also love to see Paul coaching Brandon. Brandon and Paul have a lot in common. They both have a strong Christian faith.
     
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  8. misskarne

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    I would love to see Plushenko do a really romantic, gentle piece. I really think he could pull it off.

    No, no specific suggestions, just a vague idea.
     
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    I was so excited when Jeremy Abbott (I believe it was him, though I can't remember for sure anymore) announced his LP would be to the Planets suite, and then so distraught when he announced a program change. I played Jupiter in high school, and it's such a challenging piece to play, but I really enjoyed it. Such powerful music, I'd love to see a pairs team really attack it, or a dance team.

    I'd also really love a dance program to Escaflowne. There's a montage on youtube for D/W to Sora's Theme, I believe it's called, from Escaflowne...and that music sounds uplifting (though not really a distinct dance beat I can't say. Sigh).
     
  12. literaryfreak

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    That damned dance beat rule gets in the way of all interesting things! I love that music so much, how ethereal it is.

    ETA: Wait, it's called Sora's theme? I thought Sora was a character of the video game Kingdom Hearts (I never played it myself but my brother did and I just loved all the backstory, the combination of anime and Disney) and Escaflowne was something completely different. I've never seen Escaflowne (I'm assuming it's a show or a movie), so maybe there's a Sora there too.
     
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  13. Cyn

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    Holy crap…..I have a record album I bought back in 1986 with several songs that I've always thought would be wonderful for skating. I've never been able to find it on CD, but thanks to youtube, someone has uploaded the entire album.

    It's by Ira Stein and Russel Walder, and the Album name is Transit. Due to some of them having long intros (including the links added later), the entire songs need to be listened to in order to get a "feel" of how skating would work with them.

    A few of the tracks that I think would be amazing for skating include:

    The Underground

    Lost Time

    Suite for Dominique

    Engravings (this one is available on iTunes as part of the Windham Hill Collection)

    ETA: Going through some of my CDs from back during my phase of New Age music, I found a few more songs that would make for some elegant and beautiful programs if done by the right skater:

    Love Song - Suzanne Ciani

    Neverland - Suzanne Ciani

    She has another song called Maremosso from the Hotel Luna CD that is wonderful, but there's no link on youtube to listen to it :fragile:

    Clouds Below Your Knees - Ray Lynch. It's a little slow and repetitive in the beginning but once it gets going at around 0:50, it gets interesting.

    Painful Love Suite - Oystein Sevag (as a suite, there are several parts that could be edited together for a FS program. The quality of the youtube upload gets scratchy for a short bit in the middle but thankfully stops).
     
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  14. UMBS Go Blue

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    I'm actually serious about this... but have any ice dancers considered skating to selections from Lady Gaga or the Glee Cast? I'm talking competitive programs, not show pieces. :inavoid:
     
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    The Headband Song?:rofl:
     
  16. literaryfreak

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    I watched a D/W montage to Ke$ha a few weeks ago and I actually considered the idea of a Ke$ha FD for them for a moment.
     
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    That... would be kinda awesome not even joking. I'd probably crack a rib watching it. And it'd be interesting to see what kind of artistic critiques could be made XD
     
  18. snoopysnake

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    I want an ice dance team to create a routine to this music (obviously, it would require entirely different choreography than in this clip)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

    I want Tomas Verner to do an LP to Jalousie by Gade, in character as a romantic hero.
     
  19. DustPuppyOI

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    Has any amateur used Antares by the Tragically Hip? I know it's a signature routine for Kurt Browning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tcy--wXe5w) but I'd love to see a real footwork laden ice dance program to it.
     
  20. skatefan

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    Wow - thanks for posting the link DustPuppy :) So smoooooooooth :)
     
  21. olifaunt

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    I'd love to see someone - anyone - have a crack at skating to anything by the Decemberists, possibly a medley from The Hazards Of Love. Perhaps for Meryl and Charlie, a character-driven program that includes the Queen of the Forest's "theme" (about 1:40 into this track and more prominently in this one). I've seen more skaters over the years use Apocalyptica, and I'd like someone to try their version of Hall of the Mountain King. Very fast, very frantic, with a thrash metal spin on the classic. Not sure who'd be best suited to it, though.

    And Brian Joubert should skate to the Hanna soundtrack.
     
  22. hlp728

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    Ok, I'm going soundtrack crazy with my suggestions.

    Alissa C.
    1) Return to Oz Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOceFeiwWRM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StorHwBff2A
    2) Silk Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh1-WEoi_qM
    3) The Fountain Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOZuQ_r3ROY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZW4PCaxGS8
    4) The End of the Affair Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5wAK3LVq1E
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=281RDt5NStk
    5) Lust, Caution Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcnmep0zi5I
    6) Brideshead Revisited soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ane-7DpgJJg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPWEYxaPMFE
    7) Atonement Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsPw65dJbxY

    Weaver and Poje:
    1) Emma 2009 soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu4mVI3pT8w
    http://www.youtube.com/user/NNighttLLightt#p/u
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa1PHjmsYUo
    2) Pride and Prejudice Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IISaqrS_XpQ&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNhKYa_KFaY
    3) Vertigo Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC5AzFc3coo
    4) Atonement Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsPw65dJbxY

    Maia and Alex Shibutani:
    1) Newsies Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRkZuhvbiIc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABo2MlYdsdU&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWli7LeYQuU&feature=related

    Jeremy Abbott
    1) The Lost Weekend Soundtrack
    http://www.amazon.com/Love-Theme-Lost-Weekend-Instrumental/dp/B001389YCS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8JsUhIukmY&playnext=1&list=PL15087E549C630598
    2) Lucas Main Theme
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuLR-qtKAjs&feature=related
    3) The Crow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aeFkJvgnbk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59p35pPkOHQ&feature=related

    Richard Dornbush
    1) Indiana Jones Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVNNhBtBbOs
    2) Black Stallion Sountrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvOECVDZgTw
    3) Magnificent Seven Soundtrack/Fist full of Dollars/Once Upon a Time in the West
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45KAjt7v4t4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpZjvbSC9_M
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL-X53ze5O0&feature=related
    4) Gangs of New York Soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxDemDZWktM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkEPczwWNVA&feature=related

    Caydee/John C.
    1) Battlestar Galactica soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c2ZJPKz5u8
    (Caydee looks a little like Kara Thrace/Starbuck from the TV show to me. Really itÂ’s just the hair color that is similar.)
     
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  23. Vash01

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    After watching the movie 'Tree of Life', which has beautiful classical music in the background, I thought that Mao Asada could skate to some of that.
     
  24. darkblue

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    Ive been waiting for some one (team) to do this song for YEARS now. I think it would be beautiful if done by the right team.

    I just think the melody and the lyrics are just amazing.
     
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    I totally agree! Almost anything by Sigur Ros or Jonsi would be very interesting to see. I'd love an ambitious ice dance team to attempt a program to Hjartath Hamast . And I think Mirai, or any young energetic skater, could do a great exhibition to Sticks and Stones. :)
     
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    I think Springsteen's "Jungleland" would make an epic Free Dance. For those of you not familiar with the song (!) it's a variation on a West Side Story theme.

    I've been thinking this for weeks, but the sad news about Clarence Clemon's stroke (love & prayers for a recovery!!) made me want to post this vid. After you click the link, just hit pause, and let it load. Jungleland starts at 4:00

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BKfI9n-ahk&feature=related

    Another great Springsteen song for skating is "New York City Serenade."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EooiBaW1BA
     
  29. snoopysnake

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    I would suggest: The Boss from Born to Run "Meeting Across the River"
    http://www.brucespringsteen.net/songs/MeetingAcrossTheRiver.html
     
  30. UMBS Go Blue

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    "Seasons of Love" popped up earlier today when I was shuffling through my iPhone, and I realized it's been 15 years since "Rent" debuted on Broadway.

    Has any top ice dance team done a free dance to "Rent?" It's about time we saw more dances - and skating programs in general - to contemporary music, themes, and movements. :inavoid:
     
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