Music: Mark Scarpelli
Dance: Courtney Zbinden
Cluster Encroachment is a 60 second tone cluster that gives the impression of an invasion or an infringement. The piece represents how a cancer can overcome a living organism only to die itself when successfully taking over its host. Mark Scarpelli is a composer/teacher residing in Charleston, West Virginia. Mark's main focus is on writing music for the stage, where he has collaborated with lyricist, Dan Kehde and penned the music for four operas, seven musicals, a book of vignettes, and four children's ballets. Courtney Zbinden studied dance at NorthwesternUniversity under Laura Wade and Molly Shanahan. Dancers: Courtney Zbinden and Dillon Porter.