Ep 31-Daniel Wohl on Team Building

Ep 31-Daniel Wohl on Team Building

Recent and upcoming projects include Holographic,  a full length album commissioned by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra / Liquid Music, MASS MoCA, the Baryshinikov Art Center and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Out on New Amsterdam Records in January 2016 the album is co-produced with Paul Corley (Oneohtrix Point Never, Ben Frost, Tim Hecker) and includes the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Mantra Percussion, Lucky Dragons, and Mivos Quartet among others. Other projects in the works are a new piece for string quartet and electronics commissioned by the German festival Donaueschinger Musiktage for the Calder Quartet; a new work for MOMA Ps1 featuring Caroline Shaw (Roomful of Teeth) and Olga Bell (Dirty Projectors); appearances at the San Francisco Symphony Soundbox series, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series; a consortium commission for 20 percussionists; a new piece for the Bang on a Can All-Stars through their People’s Commissioning Fund; a score for the surrealist indie film Elixir (a 2015 Berlinale selection); Cycles, a full-length ballet score commissioned by Georgia Tech’s Sonic Generator ensemble and the GLO ATL dance company; and a film score for The Color of Time, featuring James Franco, Jessica Chastain and Mila Kunis.

Over the past few years, Daniel has worked with ensembles such as the American Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, eighth blackbird, Calder Quartet, New York Youth Symphony, So Percussion, Bang on a Can All-Stars and collaborated with artists such as Julia Holter,  Laurel Halo, and Son Lux.

Daniel is also co-founder and co-curator of Sound / Source, an electronic and electroacoustic music festival held at MOMA Ps1. Born and raised in Paris, Daniel recently graduated from the Yale School of Music and is a recipient of three ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers awards, as well as grants from the Barlow Foundation, New Music USA, the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Jerome Foundation. He has been called one of his generation’s “imaginative, skillful creators” (New York Times) making work that is “provocative and surprising” (NPR) and “beautiful…original” (Pitchfork).

In this episode Daniel Wohl discusses team building, collaboration, forming consortiums, and more!

Topics covered include:

  • Consortium building
  • Being in NYC
  • Writing good music
  • Perfectionism & expectations
  • Being proactive in your career
  • Team building
  • Mastermind groups/Composer Collectives
  • Collaboration
  • The value of good sounding music
  • Emotionally captivating music
  • Drawing the audience in
  • Role of the Avant Garde today


  • www.danielwohlmusic.com

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