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Welcome to HorizonVU Sound and Movement

Forum for Creative Practice in Music and Dance

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HorizonVU Sound and Movement provides a forum for curious minds with interests in music and dance spanning multiple facets of creativity in performance, composition and choreography.  Our network encourages the participation of persons dedicated to understanding  the theories and practices of performance  as well as deepening our knowledge of cultural history, physical science and technology, social science, and philosophy. 

HorizonVU Sound and Movement represents the coming together of scholarly insights with practical hopes and dreams. Our horizons are a limit of our intellectual and physical capabilities as well as a dynamic, changing view toward the future. We think in terms of where we are today and the direction in which our musical compass points us. 

The HorizonVU Sound and Movement operates independently standing for intellectual curiosity, innovation and the love of music . We are serious persons having viewpoints – our VU-points (that is, Volume Units) and information we share are intended to invite conversation and collaboration in the spirit of affording enriched opportunities to express the art.

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HorizonVU Sound and Movement

A small dedicated team founded HorizonVU Music in 2009. Since then, the company has re-shaped its mission  and its objectives in line with its strengths.



Phil Cartwright is an American citizen raised in the Chicago area. A Ph.D. in economics, he has thirty years of successful academic as well as commercial and consulting experience. Phil's passion for the performing arts, especially music and dance has led him to intense study of music theory, composition and music technology  at the  Berklee College of Music. He holds positions at Ascencia Business School where he is Dean and Full Professor, Performing Arts Management and Director, Ascencia Center for Business and Management Research; IESA arts & culture; and he is Visiting Researcher, Centre for Performance Science, Royal College of Music, London with research interests in artist profiling and the nexus between classical music and dance.  His memberships include  the American Psychological Association, the American Musicological Society, the Society for Dance Research and the London Cello Society. 

Alejandra Álvarez 

Senior Editor, Multi-Arts


Alejandra Álvarez is a Colombian artist and poet. She graduated with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Alejandra's creative journey has taken her to the realm of cultural management as an MBA student at IESA arts&culture in Paris, where she currently lives. Besides studying, she nurtures an interdisciplinary practice at her own art studio in the heart of the French capital. Exploring the fluid nature of identity, Alejandra invites viewers into her personal journey, breathing life into emotions and celebrating the beauty of self-expression.


Öykü Canli

Senior Editor, Film

Born in Kuşadası, Öykü graduated from Istanbul University, Department of American Culture and Literature. In addition to her education, she took courses in film analysis and art history. She worked as an English language and culture teacher and organized many European projects as a cultural ambassador. After moving to Paris, she worked as an art curator. She is currently doing her MBA in Performing Arts Management and Cultural Industries at IESA arts&culture in Paris and continues to take film analysis classes from one of Turkey's biggest directors. Her passions are movies, musical performances and of course music itself.


Victoria Parker

Contributing editor, Dance

Victoria holds a B.A. degree in dance from the University of South Carolina. In addition to her studies she has been active as a performer of ballet. She is pursuing the joint MS and MBA degress  in Arts and Cultural Management from PSB Paris School of Business and IESA. Paris. She works with the Ultimate Performer Dance Competition, Boston, Massachussets. Her primary research interests include classical dance and choreomusicology with special consideration of ballet as well as the role of non-profit organizations in the performing arts.  

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Sharing knowledge in  arts and culture related to  innovation in the performing arts.

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Thanks for your interest in HorizonVU Sound & Movement. For more information, feel free to get in touch and we will get back to you soon!

HorizonVU Group LLC
and HorizonVU Sound & Movement

8 Villa Monceau
75017 Paris, FRANCE

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