Daniel Wohl

b. 1980



Born in Paris and now residing in Los Angeles, Daniel Wohl is a composer who blends electronics with acoustic instrumentation to often "surprising and provocative effect" (NPR). HIs multifaceted output ranges from intimate music for soloists to immersive electronic pieces, music for film and television, chamber ensembles, and works for large orchestra. He has received critical praise as one of his generation’s "imaginative, skillful creators" (The New York Times) making music that is "beautiful...original" (Pitchfork).

Performances of his electroacoustic concert music have been held at the Broad Museum, MASS MoCA, the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Barbican, Sadler's Wells, and MoMA PS1; by orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Alarm Will Sound, The London Contemporary Orchestra; and ensembles from the San Francisco Symphony and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and So Percussion among others. An enthusiastic collaborator, Daniel has worked on projects with artists such as Jóhann Jóhannsson, Son Lux, Arooj Aftab, Julia Holter, and Laurel Halo.

His passion for composing for film and television has led him to work on a number of media projects with directors such as Luca Guadagnino, Patty Jenkins, Sanaa Lathan, Josephine Decker and Morgan Neville. His most recent album État was released on Nonesuch and New Amsterdam Records in 2019. A graduate of the doctoral program at the Yale School of Music, Daniel studied primarily with composer David Lang.



Born and raised in Paris, and currently living in Los Angeles, Daniel Wohl's music blends electronics with acoustic instrumentation to often "surprising and provocative effect" (NPR). He has produced albums, orchestral and chamber works, film, television and ballet scores, and has received critical praise as one of his generation's "imaginative, skillful creators" (The New York Times) making music that is "beautiful…original" (Pitchfork).

Recent performances of his music have been held by the Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony (Soundbox series), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (MusicNOW series), the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Hollywood Bowl), New York Youth Symphony (Carnegie Hall), the Bang on a Can All-Stars (Barbican); his music has been performed at venues including the Broad Museum, MASS MoCA, the Holland Festival and MoMA PS1. Recent and upcoming projects include a concerto for percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers and the philharmonie zuidnederland; Rise, Again (a co-composed work with Arooj Aftab for the Cincinatti Symphony); and the release of his third album  État on Nonesuch.

Collaborations are at the center of Daniel's practice, and he has enjoyed working with a number of ensembles and artists such as the American Symphony Orchestra, Sō Percussion, Julia Holter, Lucky Dragons, Laurel Halo, the Calder Quartet, Indianapolis Symphony, eighth blackbird, and Son Lux. He has also worked on projects with Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Haxan Cloak, serpentwithfeet, Julia Holter, Laurel Halo, Arooj Aftab, and Holy Other.

Daniel is also active as a film and television composer and his scoring may be heard on projects such as  Berlinale selections Elixir (2015) and Veronica (2017), as well as The Color of Time, which features James Franco, Jessica Chastain, and Mila Kunis.

A graduate of the doctoral program at the Yale School of Music, Daniel studied with David Lang, Martin Bresnick, Aaron Kernis, and Ingram Marshall. He is a recipient of three ASCAP Young Composers awards, as well as grants from the Barlow Foundation, New Music USA, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Jerome Foundation.

His music is published by G. Schirmer.

— August 2023 For specific inquiries about this composer, please contact flannery.cunningham@wisemusic.com.



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