Electroacoustic music innovator Daniel Wohl has composed a new score for 8 Minutes – a striking, immersive environment of dance, music and film, choreographed by Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate, Alexander Whitley. The Alexander Whitley Dance Company will give the premiere at Sadler’s Wells, London on 27 and 28 June.
Working in partnership with the scientists from STFC RAL Space at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 8 Minutes draws inspiration from the images and data of solar science research to explore the spectacular forces at work in the universe and illuminate our relationship with the star that gives us life. It includes an installation of high-definition imagery from BAFTA award-winning visual artist Tal Rosner.
8 Minutes is a Sadler’s Wells commission, co-commissioned by DanceEast and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
About Daniel Wohl
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 and ballet scores, and has received critical praise as one of his generation’s ‘imaginative, skillful creators’ (New York Times) making work that is ‘beautiful...original’ (Pitchfork).
He has worked with chamber ensembles and orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Indianapolis Symphony, the Calder Quartet, eighth blackbird, New York Youth Symphony, Sõ Percussion and has collaborated with artists such as Laurel Halo, Julia Holter, Lucky Dragons, and Son Lux.
In 2016, Holographic, Daniel's sophomore album was released on New Amsterdam Records. Commissioned by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center, the music from the album was deemed ‘aggressive and gorgeous’ (NPR) with an electroacoustic blend that was ‘expertly handled’ (Pitchfork).
Daniel Wohl & LCO at Kings Place
On June 30, music from Wohl's recent album Holographic will be performed by Wohl and London Contemporary Orchestra at Kings Place, London.
Daniel Wohl on Spotify
Wohl's debut album Corpus Exquis as well as Holographic, the critically acclaimed sophomore album are both available on New Amsterdam Records.