Stumbling Dance

Elainie Lillios

  • Year of composition: 1998-99
  • Duration: 14:44
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • ISWC: T7001754743


Stumbling Dance imitates life’s occasionally tumultuous progress — starting, stopping, lurching forward, and tumbling backwards. The time-span of our existence can seem to simultaneously expand, contract, breathe, gasp, elongate, and shorten. This unpredictable life dance takes us on journeys of our choosing and sometimes takes us places never imagined.


Stumbling Dance was realized in 1998-99 at the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham (UK) and premiered on October 29, 1999 at the Finalist Concert of the III Concurso International de Música Electroacustica de São Paulo at Teatro Laura Abrahão in Brazil. Thanks to Larry Austin for compositional guidance. Stumbling Dance was awarded Honorable Mention in the III Concurso Internacional de Música Electroacústica de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil, 1999) and was a finalist in the Luigi Russolo International Competition (Varese, Italy, 1999).


  • October 29, 1999, Concerto de Premiação das obras eletroacústicas finalistas do CIMESP ’99, Teatro Laura Abrahão — Faculdade Santa Marcelina, São Paulo (Brazil)