Dan Joseph

Dan Joseph

Real Name:
Dan Joseph
Dan Joseph is a free-lance composer based in New York City. He began his career as a drummer in the vibrant punk scene of his native Washington, DC. During the late 1980s, he was active in the experimental tape music underground, producing ambient-industrial works for independent labels in the U.S. and abroad. He spent the ‘90s in California where he studied at CalArts and Mills College. His principal teachers include Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran and Mel Powell. Equally influential where his studies with Terry Riley during several workshops in California and Colorado.

As an artist who embraces the musical multiplicity of our time, Dan works simultaneously in a variety of media and contexts, including instrumental chamber music, free improvisation, and various forms of electronica and sound art. Since the late 1990s, the hammer dulcimer has been the primary vehicle for his music. As a performer he is active with his own chamber ensemble, The Dan Joseph Ensemble, as well as in various improvisational collaborations and as an occasional soloist. He has collaborated with a variety of creative artists including Miya Masaoka, Pamela Z, Loren Dempster, JD Parran, John Ingle, India Cooke, Andrea Williams, William Winant and and Miguel Frasconi.

Dan’s work has been presented at Merkin Concert Hall (NYC), Diapason Gallery for Sound (NYC), Roulette (NYC), Issue Project Room (NYC) The Kitchen (NYC), Experimental Intermedia (NYC) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA), New Langton Arts (CA), Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) and other venues. He has received commissions from several ensembles and performers, including Gamelan Son of Lion, the sfSoundGroup, baritone Thomas Buckner, and clarinetist Matt Ingalls. Dan has held residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center. Also active as curator and presenter, he currently produces the monthly music and sound series Musical Ecologies at The Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
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Dan Joseph Discography Tracks


Troubled Gardens, Dan Joseph Troubled Gardens, Dan Joseph - Troubled Gardens Cassette Not on Label US 1985 Sell This Version
Dan Joseph Morpheus (Album) Not On Label (Dan Joseph Self-released) US 1987 Sell This Version
none Dan Joseph S.A. (Sonorous Alchemy)(Cass, Album, C60) Not On Label (Dan Joseph Self-released) none US 1988 Sell This Version
SOP202 Dan Joseph No. 3(Cass, Album, C60) Sound Of Pig SOP202 US 1988 Sell This Version
none Cyrnai / Dan Joseph Cyrnai / Dan Joseph - Hypno-Seizure(Cass, Album, C60) Not On Label (Dan Joseph Self-released) none US 1988 Sell This Version
DME 1 John Ingle & Dan Joseph John Ingle & Dan Joseph - Trancepatterns(CD) Dendroica Music DME 1 US 2000 Sell This Version
17525-2 Dan Joseph Archaea(CD) Mutable Music 17525-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
17545-2 Dan Joseph Tonalization (For The Afterlife)(CD, Album, Dig) Mutable Music 17545-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
Dan Joseph The Woolly Mammoth Tapes (1989) Nostalgie De La Boue Ivory Coast 2013
XI138, XI 138 Dan Joseph Electroacoustic Works(2xCD, Album) XI Records, XI Records XI138, XI 138 US 2017 Sell This Version

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