Works performed by Earplay:

Suite from Dancing with the Shadow

Born in Jamaica, Eleanor Alberga (b. 1949) is now a leading British composer of contemporary concert music. She has also distinguished herself as a solo pianist, and has traveled the world with her husband, violinist Thomas Bowes, performing with him under the name Double Exposure. Her talents as a composer have won her numerous commissions, leading to widely acclaimed works. Alberga held the post of Music Director at the London Contemporary Dance Theatre.

She spent three years performing with an authentic African dance company and has sung with internationally celebrated Jamaican Folk Singers. She is also a professional pianist. Her compositional activity began with writing for London Contemporary Dance Theatre. This has led to a wide range of concert music encompassing, besides electronic scores, works for orchestra, choral and chamber ensembles, and pieces for solo instruments.

[from program for May 21, 2007 concert]