Born and raised in Paris, and currently living in Los Angeles, DANIEL WOHL's music blends electronics with acoustic instrumentation to often "surprising and provocative effect" (NPR). He has produced albums, orchestral and chamber works, film and ballet scores, and has received critical praise as one of his generation’s "imaginative, skillful creators" (New York Times) making work that is "beautiful...original" (Pitchfork).
Recent performances of his music have been held by the San Francisco Symphony (Soundbox series), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (MusicNOW series), the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Hollywood Bowl), New York Youth Symphony (Carnegie Hall), the Bang on a Can All-Stars (Barbican), and has been performed at venues including the Broad Museum, MASS MoCA, the Holland Festival and MoMA Ps1. Upcoming performances will be held at Sadler's Wells London (a new a ballet score for choreographer Alexander Whitley), Kings Place with the London Contemporary Orchestra, and the Rewire Festival with Slagwerk den Haag and Matagni Quartet.
Earlier this year, Holographic, Daniel's sophomore album was released on New Amsterdam Records. Commissioned by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center, the music from the album was deemed "aggressive and gorgeous" (NPR) with an electroacoustic blend that was "expertly handled" (Pitchfork).
Collaborations are at the center of his practice, and he has enjoyed working with a number of ensembles and artists such as the the American Symphony Orchestra, So Percussion, Julia Holter, Lucky Dragons, Laurel Halo, the Calder Quartet, Indianapolis Symphony, eighth blackbird, and Son Lux. As a curator he cofounded and co-curated Sound/Source, a one day electroacoustic festival held at MoMA Ps1 in 2014. He also recently joined forces with Kate Nordstrum (Liquid Music) and William Brittelle (New Amsterdam Records) to form Infinite Palette, a collective dedicated to presenting, commissioning and performing electroacoustic music. (more info at www.infinite-palette.com)
Daniel recently worked on the scores for the surrealist indie film Elixir a 2015 Berlinale selection as well as The Color of Time, which features James Franco, Jessica Chastain and Mila Kunis.
A recent graduate of the doctoral program at the Yale School of Music, Daniel studied with David Lang, Martin Bresnick, Aaron Kernis and Ingram Marshall. He is a recipient of three ASCAP Young Composers awards, as well as grants from the Barlow Foundation, New Music USA, the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Jerome Foundation.
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Whether made by a computer or a cello, to composer Daniel Wohl it's all sound