The music of composer Daniel Wohl exists in the intriguing, blurred realm between the worlds of electronic and acoustic chamber music. He's collaborated with a growing roster of ensembles including So Percussion, Eighth Blackbird and the Calder Quartet, and was a featured performer in this year's Ecstatic Music Festival. Wohl's forthcoming album "Corps Exquis," featuring the ensemble TRANSIT, will be released this month on the New Amsterdam label.
Daniel Wohl writes the following of his Mixtape:
Along with being music that I love and find inspiring, these tracks have in common an attention to timbre that I think is extremely compelling. Whether they're combining electronics with acoustic instruments, (Perich, Goebbels, Oneohtrix), finding ways to make acoustic instruments sound fresh (Pesson, Lang, Sciarrino)—or just creating innovative electronic sonorities like in the Parmegiani and Lucky Dragons - they all manage to construct an immediately captivating sound world.
The last three tracks—Tom Ze, Laurie Anderson and John Maus—pay attention to timbre in a different way, just by cultivating a signature aesthetic that is both original and instantly recognizable.
Salvatore Sciarrino - Aspern Suite: No. 1 - Ouvertura (Contempoartsensemble; Mauro Ceccanti, conductor)
Oneohtrix Point Never - Power of Persuasion
Lucky Dragons - I Keep Waiting for Earthquakes
Heiner Goebbels - Suite for Sampler and Orchestra: IV. Sarabande / N-touch - Sarabande / N-touch (Junge Deustche Philharmonie; Peter Rundel, conductor)
Tristan Perich - Observations (Meehan/Perkins Duo)
Bernard Parmegiani - De Natura Sonorum: Matieres Induites
Gerard Pesson - Nebenstück
David Lang - The So-Called Laws of Nature: Part III (So Percussion)
Tom Ze - Ma
Laurie Anderson - From the Air
John Maus - Castles in the Grave
Watch the video for Daniel Wohl's Corpus.