About

Joel-BaldwinJoel Baldwin is a composer based in Cardiff. He completed a Master’s degree in Composition at The Royal College of Music with Jonathan Cole and is currently in the process of completing a DPhil in Music at St Hilda’s College, Oxford under the supervision of Martyn Harry. 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. He has recently been commissioned to write a number of interdisciplinary stage works: an opera based on a John McGahern short story, The Beginning of an Idea, for the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Music; a ‘vocalic opera’ for four voices, ensemble and electronics for Konscht Maschinn; a multilingual monodrama with film and dancers for DANSOX; and a setting of poems on fungi for soprano and ensemble for the EXPO festival (upcoming). He has written works for Ensemble Klang, Villiers Quartet, CHROMA, Explore Ensemble, RCM Orchestra, Composers’ Ensemble, Masters’ Ensemble and a number of soloists. If you’d like to find out more, or to collaborate, please get in touch.