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Alum Daniel Wohl signs with G. Schirmer

Schirmer notes Wohl's "innovative and sensitively textured style [that] melds the electric and acoustic in inventive new directions"
July 10, 2014
Daniel Wohl

Daniel Wohl

G. Schirmer/Associated Music Publishers has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with composer Daniel Wohl ’12MMA.

In a statement, Wohl commented: “I’m thrilled to be able to work with the talented people at G. Schirmer. Their dedication to helping composers create new work and their understanding of the creative process makes this an ideal partnership for me.”

Peggy Monastra, artistic director of G. Schirmer/AMP, said: “Daniel Wohl’s innovative and sensitively textured style melds the electric and acoustic in inventive new directions, and has led to current commissions for film scores, large and small concert pieces, and a new evening-length dance work. We at G. Schirmer/ Music Sales Classical are thrilled to be working with Daniel and to be expanding awareness of his creative voice via our international teams.”

Paris-born and Brooklyn-based composer Daniel Wohl draws on his background in electronic music to create pieces that “blur the line between electronic and acoustic instrumentation and seemingly melt both elements into a greater organic whole” (WNYC). He has worked with chamber ensembles and orchestras including the American Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Indianapolis Symphony, the Calder Quartet, eighth blackbird, New York Youth Symphony, and SŌ Percussion, and has collaborated with artists such as Laurel Halo, Julia Holter, and Son Lux. In 2013 he recorded his critically acclaimed debut album, “Corps Exquis,” for New Amsterdam Records. The multimedia, chamber, and electronics project was created in conjunction with the new music ensemble Transit and a collective of New York-based video artists. His music has been called “boldly surreal” (New York Times), “provocative and surprising” (NPR), “beautiful…original” (Pitchfork), and has been presented at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Webster Hall, DIA Beacon, Mass MoCA, the Chelsea Art Museum, and the Warhol Museum.

Recent and upcoming projects include a new string quartet with electronics commissioned by Donaueschinger Musiktage for the Calder Quartet; Holographic, a recent commission by the Bang on a Can All-Stars through their People’s Commissioning Fund initiative; a score for the surrealist indie film “Elixir,” and Cycles, a full-length ballet score commissioned by Sonic Generator and the GLO ATL dance company.

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