Allen Fogelsanger is the Director of Music for Dance in the Department of Theatre, Film & Dance. He composes music for dances, programs his computer to interact with dance movement, accompanies dance classes, and teaches courses that focus on the relationships between music and dance, concentrating particularly on the twentieth-century and also on computer-interactive dance. He received his BS from the Pennsylvania State University and his PhD from Cornell University, both in mathematics. His compositions have been presented across the United States, including at conferences of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States and the Society of Composers, Inc., and at the International Festival of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges, France. He is the composer and programmer for Armadillo Dance Project.
Sunday-Wednesday, September 5-8, 2010, DRHA 2010: Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts - Sensual Technologies: Collaborative Practices of Interdisciplinarity, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom. Armadillo Dance Project premieres the installation-performance Whitespace.
Thursday, May 6 & Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9, 2010, 8 pm, Locally Grown Dance Festival, Schwartz Center lobby, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Installation of the movement-interactive video projections Canvas.
Friday, February 19, 2010, 7:30 pm, The Icehouse, Phoenix, Arizona. Armadillo Dance Project presents the premiere installation performance of Exchanges made in collaboration with visual artist Adria Pecora, with costumes by Wendy Raisanen.
Sunday, April 26, 2009, 4 pm EDT, Video Works concert, Wired for Sound in conjunction with the Boston Cyberarts Festival, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA: Bubbles, the product of my collaboration with video artist Ann Johnston Miller, was selected for performance.
Sunday, April 26, 2009, 7:30 pm GDT, Restless, the first Cloud Dance Festival of 2009, at Jackson's Lane Theatre, Highgate, London, United Kingdom. The second performance of Red Bites for a Rainy Day, a work by Armadillo Dance Project with choreography and video by Kathleya Afanador, music and interactive computer projections (with a new fading function!) by Allen Fogelsanger, and a new projection surface designed by Stephanie Canna.
Thursday-Sunday, March 5-8, 2009, Glory and Rue: Street Dances, Schwartz Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. A new dance score accompanies a work directed by choreographer Jumay Chu and her collaborators.
July 22-August 4, 2007, The Glenda Brown Choreography Project at The University of Missouri at Kansas City. I'm stepping in at the last minute to serve as the Director of Music for this intensive two-week workshop on making dances.
Thursday-Sunday, March 8-11, 2007, Dance Concert '07, Schwartz Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. A new dance soundscape, Residues, accompanied a work by choreographer Jumay Chu and her collaborators, called Planes.
Thursday, January 25, 2007, Free Play 6: Listening Chamber, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. My work Fibonacci's Flowerpot from Matsumushi was selected to be included in the Listening Chamber electro-acoustic concert at Grand Valley State University. Come and go as you please as a wide variety of electro-acoustic music is performed amid a display of recent works by Dennis Nahavetian and Tara Stephensen. Free Admission. Art Gallery, 1121 PAC. Time: 12:00-7:00 PM.
Thursday-Sunday, March 9-12, 2006, Dance Concert '06, Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Cornell University. Composed Hmmng for the dance Perimeter of a Parameter by choreographer Kathleya Afanador. This music was created from digitally manipulated sound samples of hummingbirds, whales, percussion, prepared piano, and piano. And for choreographer Jacob Slominski composed music created from digitally manipulated sound samples of ocean waves.
Thursday-Sunday, February 16-19, 2006, American College Dance Festival Association, Boston University. A preview (without the projected graphics) of Perimeter of a Parameter above.