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About “Crash” (2015)

A collaboration with UK choreographer Jonathan Watkins, Crash explores ideas of tension, ambition and human vulnerability. The music for Crash was created to mirror Watkins’ ideas of lyricism and poetry amidst a fragmented digital landscape.

Crash was named one of Dallas / Fort Worth’s Top 10 performing Arts Events of 2015 by the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

from the Fort Worth Star Telegram

“Dallas composer Ryan Cockerham’s original music pings with electronic sounds over plaintive violin and piano, giving a feeling of being disconnected and confused….No matter how well things are going, physical and emotional crashes are a recurring fact of life. Watkins’ stunning but emotionally draining work proves he’s on his way to a major career.”



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About “Work in Progress” (2013)

The first of two collaborations with Tamarin Stott, Work in Progress challenges traditional boundaries of music as an accompaniment to dance, exploring news ways in which time, persona and sound can intertwine into a fascinating hybridized form.

from Dance Tabs

“The net result was an illuminating piece, for now called Work in Progress, that looked thoroughly modern and where dance and soundtrack fused to be more than the sum of the parts.”