Electroacoustic Works collects three major pieces from the early 21st century by New York-based composer Dan Joseph. This 2 CD release includes Set of Four, a group of fixed-media sound collages using the processed hammer dulcimer as the primary sound source, two live performances of Dulcimer Flight for electroacoustic hammer dulcimer, and a 64-minute version of Periodicity Piece #6, a mixed-media work that originated as a multi-channel sound installation. With roots in early minimalism, ambient music and acoustic ecology, the works herein represent a significant subset of the composer’s larger body of work from the past twenty years which he has developed alongside an active career as a composer of instrumental chamber music. The CD release includes liner notes by Alan Licht.
Dan Joseph is a free-lance composer based in New York City. He began his career in the early ‘80s as a drummer in the
vibrant punk scene of his native Washington, DC and was later active in the experimental tape music underground. Moving to California in the early ‘90s, he completed his academic work at CalArts and Mills College....more