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Trip The Light 2012: Music submissions wanted

Grand Rapids / West Michigan musicians have two weeks to submit music for Trip The Light 2012 - the third outing of the all-local, all-live, all-original modern dance concert at Wealthy Theatre, May 11-12, 2012.

Dance in the Annex (DITA)
Choreographed by Amy Wilson
Dancers: Mary Jo Masters, Carolina Pava, Marlee Grace Cook-Parrot, Sarah Powell.
Music: expunk
Lighting: Rikk David and Johannah Schuyten
Video: GRTV (Community Media Center)

Underwriting support from:

How to submit music

If you're a West Michigan band or musician with original music, submit up to three songs by Jan. 15, 2012 - "Trip The Light" 2012 takes place May 11-12 at Wealthy Theatre, in Grand Rapids, MI.

Musician(s) must commit to a full tech rehearsal and reahearsals to be arranged by the choreographer paired with musician(s).

Compensation will be divided evenly based on total gate recipts minus fixed price for rental of space, and agreed-upon expenses.

Musicians are invited to submit music via DropBox to [email protected] or by email to the same address.

Musicians paired with Trip The Light choreographers will be notified by DITA Artistic Director Amy Wilson, and offered a confirmed spot in the show.

In 2012, DITA's seminal event "Trip The Light" will add a second night and be bigger than ever. Currently we're accepting submissions of music from bands and musicians interested in being part of it. We're also looking for additional underwriters (contact [email protected] for more information.)

Local musicians wanted!

Dance in the Annex (DITA) & ArtPeers invite local composers/musicians/songwriters to submit original pieces of music for the next Trip The Light event, to take place May 11th & 12th at Wealthy Theatre. Submission deadline is 1/15/12.

Trip The Light, now in its third year, combines original and local modern dance choreography, music and performance, all coming together onstage at Wealthy Theatre.

Due to the overwhelming success of previous years’ Trip The Light, we’re adding a second performance this year. All dancers, musicians and performers will need to schedule two nights with TBA rehearsal times.

Past musicians include Ritsu Katsumata, Ribbons of Song, Charles the Osprey, Paucity, Lights at Sea, Alexis and The Crane Wives - just to name a few.

Music can be from any time period and genre, created in West Michigan. It’ll need to be performed live. We’re looking to push the boundaries of composition and diversity: the possibilities are limitless.

Musicians will work closely with choreographers and must be open for collaboration. Musicians who have performed in previous Trip The Light events are welcome to submit.

A technical rehearsal will take place the weekend before the weekend of performances (details TBA). The show will be videotaped and photographed. Performance pay will again be divided in equal shares and dependent on sponsorship and profits from the shows.

Music may be submitted digitally by email. Alternatively, music can be sent via URL or embed code (email). Musicians are encouraged to submit a maximum of three songs, selecting those that seem to apply best - and could be performed live to great effect.

Any questions about Trip should be sent to [email protected].

Click here for the preview article via Rapidian from last year's Trip The Light.

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