Periapsis Music and Dance resource: Composer List
Are you interested in seeing your music choreographed and/or developing new collaborations with dance artists? Choreographers are always searching for new music that speaks to them, and Periapsis Music and Dance is developing free resources to facilitate these collaborations:
The first such resource we’re creating is an uncurated list of composers interested in collaborating with dance, with links to the individuals’ websites. Choreographers from around the world will be able to peruse the list (also for free), visit your site, listen to your music, and get in touch if they’re interested. The list is organized by city, and you may enter up to two locations of residence.
To join the Composer List:
1) Visit our website, http://periapsismusicanddance.org.
2) Create a login on our login page (and you can join our mailing list to stay in touch, too).
3) Visit the Composer List page (http://periapsismusicanddance.org/composer-list/), also located under Artist Resources/Information
4) Click the “form” button on the right-hand column and fill out a quick Google form.
5) That’s it! We’ll verify your link and add you to the list within a few days, often sooner. Choreographers searching for composers will then be able to easily find you.
The only requirement is that you be a composer with a website, and the site should have examples of your music and a way to contact you (or your representative)—if you have your own standalone site that’s great, but you can also use a SoundCloud page, New Music USA profile, etc. We will not post a link to an email address or to any site that appears to compromise the security of visitors.
Participating in no way obligates you to collaborate with anybody or offer your work for free if you don’t want to. It simply gives choreographers an easy way to find you and connect, knowing that you might be interested in hearing from them. Your stuff is already out there—this is just a tool to get you more traffic and more listeners, potentially including some people who would want to set your existing music or collaborate on a new project.
Also, this is not a competition. Aside from making sure the links aren’t spam or otherwise illegitimate, we don’t filter, and composers of all genres are welcome to participate. If you would like to be removed from the list at any point, or need to change your link, just send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. (We will also check the list periodically to remove broken links.)
We’re also developing other informational resources for artists working at the intersection of dance and music, with pages for choreographers about working with music and musicians, and for composers about working with dance. So please check in with us over the coming months, and thanks for participating!