Joel Baldwin is a composer based in Oxford whose works for acoustic and electronic instruments can be heard in the concert hall as well as alongside projects in theatre, dance, film and digital media. He has collaborated with some of today’s foremost performers of new music and a number of experimental artists and film directors.
Joel studied music as an undergraduate at the University of Southampton, where he also performed as a percussionist with the Contemporary Music Ensemble. He later went on to complete a Master’s degree in Composition at The Royal College of Music in London with Jonathan Cole. He has also studied with Michael Zev Gordon, Mark Anthony-Turnage, Alison Kay, Simon Holt, Rob Keeley and Louis Andriessen. He has written works for the RCM Orchestra, BBC Singers, Composers’ Ensemble, Masters’ Ensemble, Villiers Quartet, Ensemble Klang and a number of well-known soloists.
Joel is currently working towards a DPhil at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford under the supervision of Martyn Harry and Gascia Ouzounian. As a keen photographer and filmmaker, he often incorporates elements of visual art into his work and has explored the relationship of multimedia and electronics within various musical and dramatic contexts.
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