Call For Hindustani Classical Composers

an opportunity for a talented Hindustani Classical Music Composer to collaborate on a 30-minute Kathak production scheduled for October 2024. This project offers a unique and creative space to work in tandem with the dance form of Kathak.

Emerging and established composers are eligible!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Composing: Create an original composition that complements the intricacies of Kathak dance, showcasing a deep understanding of both musical and rhythmic nuances. 
  • Mixing: Skillfully blend various elements of Hindustani classical music to enhance the overall production quality, ensuring a harmonious integration with the dance form.
  • Creative Collaboration: Work closely with the dance choreographer to develop music inspired by the dialogue and visuals within the performance.

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in composing and understanding Hindustani Classical music.
  • Past experience or interest in working with Kathak artists.
  • Expertise in mixing and producing high-quality audio.
  • Creative approach to music creation, drawing inspiration from dance, visual elements, and conversations with the choreographer.


  • A flat fee and budget for musicians will be provided to the selected composer for their contribution to the project.
  • The artist can be located anywhere and can work remotely.
  • Rates will be provided in accordance with dance industry rates in Canada established for music.

Submission Requirements:

Interested composers are invited to submit the following:

  • Statement of Interest: A brief statement outlining your interest in the project, how you would approach collaborating with dance (or how you have in the past), and your experience in Hindustani classical music composition.
  • Sample Work: Provide short samples (audio or video) of your past creations that demonstrate your skills in composing and mixing. Materials in the context of classical dance collaborations is preferred. 

Submission Deadline: January 5th 2024, 11:59PM, EST


Please send your submissions via the GOOGLE FORM. Candidates will be contacted for further discussion by February 1st 2024.

PC: Aidan Tooth

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