Paris born composer DANIEL WOHL draws on his background in electronic music to create works that intimately merge electronic and acoustic elements. His distinctive hybrid format has earned him praise as one of his generation’s “imaginative and skillful creators” (New York Times) “shaping our contemporary music scene” (NPR) . His music has been commissioned and/or performed by cutting-edge ensembles and performers such as Eighth Blackbird, So Percussion, Present Music, Bang on a Can All-Stars Lisa Moore, Ashley Bathgate and Vicky Chow, Talujon, Da Capo, California E.A.R Unit, Dither, Mantra Percussion, Iktus percussion and Calder Quartet, as well as the more classically-oriented American Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Ossia Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, New York Youth Symphony, and St Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. His work has been heard at Carnegie Hall, Webster Hall, the MATA Festival, the Bang on a Can Marathon, the Ecstatic Music Festival, NordKlang (Switzerland), Mass MoCA, Dia Beacon, River to River, Gaudeamus (Amsterdam), and over media outlets such as NPR, PBS, WQXR, CANAL +, TFI and FRANCE 2.
In 2013 Daniel will make his New Amsterdam Records debut with Corps Exquis, a multi-media chamber and electronics project created in conjunction with the TRANSIT new music ensemble and a collective of New York-based video artists. The project takes his “knack for creating electroacoustic pieces that blur the line between electronic and acoustic instrumentation”(WNYC) to a large scale performance piece at the intersection of video installation, electronic and chamber music. The project debuted at Glasslands in Brooklyn on December 13th, and will be released on New Amsterdam Records in 2013. Other recent projects include arrangements of electronic artist Son Lux’s music for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; a new work for percussion commissioned by the Barlow Endowment; an upcoming release of Daniel’s string quartet with electronics by the Calder Quartet; a newly commissioned piece by Mantra Percussion and the Mivos Quartet; a film score for Tar, featuring James Franco, Jessica Chastain and Mila Kunis; and a recently performed evening-length piece co-composed with art pop singer Julia Holter and electronic artist Laurel Halo commissioned by the Ecstatic Music Festival which was called “an invaluable asset to bridging the electronic underground community with the burgeoning minds of next generation orchestral composition.” (URB Magazine)
Also active as an educator, Daniel has taught courses in composition, orchestration, and theory at Sarah Lawrence College and at Yale. Daniel holds degrees from the Yale School of Music, studying with David Lang, Martin Bresnick, Ingram Marshall and Aaron Kernis, as well as from the University of Michigan School of Music and Bard College.