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Leo Geyer

composer | conductor

Tailback 2009

dance & reed trio

Written for Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance Junior Departments and first performed on the 9th June 2009 at Laban Theatre by the students with Leo Geyer (music director) and Theo Livesey (choreographer).





2 female dances 

1 male dancer


clarinet in Bb | cor anglais | bassoon


The work is inspired by people queuing. Each instrumentalist is paired with a dancer, soloing together, representing one person in a queue. As the piece progresses frustration and impatience builds; and gradually the three individuals begin to lose their personality, they become one frenzied mass. Order turns to chaos, emotions spiralling out of control. Yet before long the fire is extinguished and they return to the queue, and to themselves.  


This music is available to perform with or without dance, and is available to purchase for £30.00 excluding postage. Please get in touch.

Perusal Score

Please note that this music is in copyright and it is illegal to copy or perform from the perusal score. 

Performance History 

9th June 2009 - Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music & Dance, Laban Theatre

12th June 2009 - Trinity Laban, Cadogan Hall

26th March 2010 - Trinity Laban, Southbank Centre

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