Allen Fogelsanger (PhD, Cornell University) composes and improvises music for dances, videos, and installations; teaches courses on dance and music; and accompanies dance classes.
His music has been used by choreographers Chris Black, June Finch, Alan Good, Lynn Neuman, Katy Orthwein and others. His work, alone and as part of multimedia performances and projects, has been presented in the Americas, Europe and Australia, including at the Bourges Festival of Electroacoustic Music and Festival Synthèse, the Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival, the Cloud Dance Festival (London), and the Boston Cyberarts Festival.
Fogelsanger has presented papers and talks on the relationship between dance and music at international conferences and festivals, including Sound Moves (London), the Abundance Festival (Sweden), the Accademia Mobile of ICKamsterdam (France), and I Seminário Internacional de Artes Integradas (Brazil). His published essays include “Parameters of Perception” (with Kathleya Afanador) in AVANT 8/1 (2017), “A Mirror in Which to Dance” (with Kathleya Afanador) in Bewegungen zwischen Hören und Sehen (2012) edited by Stephanie Schroedter, and “On the Edges of Music” in the Proceedings of Sound Moves (2005).
Fogelsanger previously held the position of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film, and Dance at Cornell University. He has also taught for the SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance and for the Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department.