Leslie Stuck

Leslie Stuck was musical collaborator for William Forsythe's Frankfurt Ballet from 1986 to 1990, during which he collaborated on several works, including In the middle, somewhat elevated (Paris Opera Ballet) and The Loss of Small Detail. Stuck composed the music for Forsythe's behind the china dogs (New York City Ballet), as well as pieces for Michael Simon, David Parsons, and Jirí Kylián (Tokyo Ballet). In 1990, he began working at IRCAM in Paris where he was Pierre Boulez's musical assistant for the premiere of ...Explosante-Fixe.... From 1993 to 1998, Stuck explored the control of computer music by dancer movement, which resulted in works for Tanzwochen Wien and the Kanagawa Arts Festival, both with choreographer Elizabeth Corbett. This period culminated in the interactive installation conFIGURING the CAVE, with video artist Jeffrey Shaw, which was commissioned for the permanent collection of Tokyo's ICC Museum, and exhibited at Karlsruhe's ZKM, Denmark's Louisiana Museum, and the ISEA in Paris. Beginning with Soothing the Enemy in 2000, Stuck composed several works for Alonzo King, including The Heart's Natural Inclination (2001) and Splash (2002). He has also collaborated on scores for Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Radius of Convergence (2008), Migration (2006), and Road (2002). In 2003, Cycling '74 released a CD of Stuck's music entitled Pas. Recent works include a ballet for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (with LINES Ballet alumnus Alex Ketley), as well as WD4 for Japanese choreographer Hiroshi Koike (Pappa Tarahumara), with whom he also created The Sound of Future SYNC for the Tokyo National Opera (NNTT).