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Dan Joseph


Brooklyn, NY            

Dan Joseph is a composer, performer, writer and curator based in New York City. For the past fifteen years, the hammer dulcimer has been the primary vehicle for his music and he is active as a performer with his own chamber ensemble, The Dan Joseph Ensemble, as well as in various improvisational collaborations and as a soloist. He produces the monthly music and sound series Musical Ecologies in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and is a contributing writer to The Brooklyn Rail, Musicworks Magazine and NewMusicBox.org. In April, the venerable New York based new music label XI Records released a 2 CD retrospective of his electroacoustic and mixed-media works titled Electroacoustic Works.


Articles by Dan Joseph:

Articles November 16 2017 | By Dan Joseph
What Keeps Us Going?

Though I was relieved of the notion that I might earn my living making the music I make long ago, the idea still obviously dominates our culture, and as our...

Articles November 9 2017 | By Dan Joseph
Going it Alone

Given where we are today, what options actually are there for a composer with a more independent, unaffiliated profile?

Articles November 2 2017 | By Dan Joseph
What Does It Mean To Be A Mid-Career Composer?

Being a “mid-career” composer can be a somewhat confusing designation, but it has Dan Joseph asking some hard questions: If I just keep doing what I’ve been doing, will an...

Articles December 3 2014 | By Dan Joseph
Thank You For Your Reply

Music people, in general, have always seemed to possess a higher level of character and integrity in pursuit of a particular calling. But it seems that now, even in the...

Articles January 10 2013 | By Dan Joseph
Are You Putting Me On?

I am no proselytizer for modernism, but at least I accept that it happened and that our music and culture have been forever altered by it. Nothing is essentially wrong...

Articles December 5 2012 | By Dan Joseph
My (       ) Generation

I have regular contact with many older composers, and increasingly many younger ones, but apart from a few close composer friends from my student days I seem to have very...