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Calendar Listings for 2006
February 8-12, 2006
Performing as percussionist in the premiere of a new
trio score by composer John Toenjes, commissioned by choreographer
Todd Williams. Williams will present a concert titled
"Supra Conscious" with his company, WilliamsWorks
Ailey City Group Theatre
@ The John Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street at 9th Ave., New York NY.

March 9-12, 2006
Performing as percussionist in the premiere of a new quartet by composer Glen Fittin, commissioned by choreographer Donna Scro-Gentile and her company Freespace, to be presented at Dancespace@St. Marks Church, 2nd Ave and 10th Street, New York City. The production and performance of this score is funded by the American Music Center.

April 20-22, 2006
Premiering a new score for choreographer Julia Ritter, titled "Pari Passu", to be presented as part ot the Dance Plus semi annual concert at the New Theatre on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ. This piece will be scored for altered drumset, tabla and other hand drums, marimba, and male and female vocals. Julia's title comes from the Latin for "step by step".

Fall 2006:
Benford will premiere another new score for dance for chreographer Lea Kreutzer, again for percussion and voice. The production of this score is funded by the American Music Center, and will receive performances in both New Jersey and New York.

Soon to be released:
the complete vocal and instrumental recording of the "Persephone" that Benford produced for Jane Comfort. In this piece, 6 of the dancers sing. When the piece tours, as if has done many times, the vocals are always live but the instrumentals are recorded. This 38 minute score will be available soon as a CD with the vocals recorded as well for a complete musical experience.