On this episode your co-hosts YeaJean and Martheya interview internationally recognized composer, performer, and educator Michael Wall of soundFORMovement. On this episode, we talk about what it is like to create music for dance, music licensing, the impact of social media on sharing music, and how to couch your innovation in the preexisting culture.
This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…
[1:29] Martheya introduces Michael Wall
QUESTIONS WITH MICHAEL WALL:
[2:39] YeaJean asks: “How would you describe your career? What is your process for creating music for dance and dance film?”
[8:36] Martheya asks: “Would you tell us about your process of creating soundFORMovement and why you created it?”
[17:10] Martheya asks: “You were at the forefront of the digital age. Do you have any advice for artists venturing into the digital age now?”
[20:23] YeaJean asks: “It was interesting to see how you organize the music by meter, BPM (tempo) and by style on your website.Could you explain more about how you organize your website or social media in general?”
[23:03] YeaJean asks: “How do you select your images?”
[25:39] Martheya asks: “Could you talk to us about music licensing?”
[33:56] YeaJean asks: “How does your audience contact you?
[36:15] Martheya asks: “
[39:34] Martheya asks:
1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?
Podcast- Meet the Composer by NPR, https://www.npr.org/podcasts/528124256/meet-the-composer
2- What was the first dance you saw?
Modern Dance at Rutgers University, http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/dance
3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?
YES, “there is this way of sharing dance that is becoming easy and easeful”
4- What is your favorite social media platform?
Instagram, “dance has really landed on Instagram”
#MichaelWall Recommended Resources
Book- The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer, https://www.amazon.com/dp/1455581097/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_Y6O7CbQEAZCJW
Website- soundFORMovement, https://www.soundformovement.com
Music Subscription- soundFORMovement will send you new dance music to download, stream, teach with, and make dances with, http://bit.ly/2EF2Tl2
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