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Nov. Essays

05-Dec-17

My final essay in a four-part series published by the essential NewMusicBox web magazine. You can find all four pieces here: nmbx.newmusicusa.org/author/danjoseph For the final installment on his series about what to do as a mid-career composer, @dcomposer asserts that, whatever the challenges, “we must keep fighting for our right to create music.” https://t.co/exSxa9AEFR — […]

Mid-Career

03-Nov-17

The first in a four-part series of essays I am writing throughout the month of November for NewMusicBox concerns what it means to be a mid-career composer: @dcomposer attempts to unravel what it means to be a #midcareer composer https://t.co/cLXtnmlS6y — NewMusicBox (@newmusicbox) November 2, 2017

HNIA

13-Feb-15

My life as a music person is punctuated by periodic grand epiphanies (grand on a personal level that is), where seemingly out of nowhere a set of connections are suddenly made that bring into focus a particular artist or musical project in a way previously unseen. While I have smaller such epiphanies nearly on a […]

Etiquette

11-Dec-14

My piece on professional courtesy published on NewMusicBox.org: Thank You For Your Reply by @dcomposer | @NewMusicBox http://t.co/YhlEQyj6t2 — New Music USA (@NewMusicUSA) December 11, 2014  

Silent Music

08-Jan-14

While collecting some writing samples for a proposal for a new article, I happened on this piece I wrote nearly two years ago that remains unpublished. I had nearly forgotten about it, but it contains some lingering questions that come up again from time to time as the discourse around silent music continues to grow. […]

Cage/Asia

30-Jan-13

My response to Daniel Asia's mean-spirited Huffington Post commentary on John Cage published in NewMusicBox.org: Dan Joseph reflects on Daniel Asia's @HuffingtonPost reaction to Cage http://t.co/bQK0PL5h — NewMusicBox (@newmusicbox) January 10, 2013    

Gen X

05-Dec-12

My piece on Generation X composers and their relative absence published by NewMusicBox.org: Dan Joseph is talkin' 'bout his generation – http://t.co/PEFAsmW9 — NewMusicBox (@newmusicbox) December 5, 2012    

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