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Joy Division


My review of the new oral history of Joy Division in the May issue of The Brooklyn Rail: I reviewed the new oral history of #postpunk legends @joydivision for @TheBrooklynRail #factoryrecords #manchester — Dan Joseph (@dcomposer) May 14, 2019

Exploded View


My review of the international post-post-punk band Exploded View has been published in the Brooklyn Rail: Back in November I caught @ExplodedViewBnd at @RoughTradeNYC. Here is my review in @TheBrooklynRail – — Dan Joseph (@dcomposer) January 4, 2019



I reviewed a new oral history of Swans for The Brooklyn Rail, check it out here! Check out my review of the new #Swans book by Nick Soulsby @NirvanaLegacy in the Sept. issue of @TheBrooklynRail — Dan Joseph (@dcomposer) September 6, 2018



Earlier this spring I checked out @idlesband live @RoughTradeNYC Read my account in the June issue of @TheBrooklynRail — Dan Joseph (@dcomposer) June 7, 2018

Trumpet Clouds


A beautiful performance of Craig Shepard‘s Trumpet Clouds for 14 trumpets last Thursday in Madison Square Park, presented at the opening of Erwin Redl’s light sculpture “WhiteOut.” The performance unfolded over the course of an hour, as the performers moved through the park in various choreographed formations, brilliantly projecting the composer’s haunting score. It was […]

Sleaford Mods


My review of Sleaford Mods recent NYC appearance in the Brooklyn Rail: My review of @sleafordmods recent NYC appearance in @TheBrooklynRail 😜👽💣 — Dan Joseph (@dcomposer) May 4, 2017



My review of Austra's late January appearance at Warsaw in Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Dan Joseph dances to the Synth Pop Politics of Austra in @TheBrooklynRail — George Grella (@gtra1n) March 4, 2017

Pink Dots


My review of The Legendary Pink Dots at Knitting Factory Brooklyn 9/30/16: Dan Joseph was there for The Return of the Legendary Pink Dots, in @TheBrooklynRail — George Grella (@gtra1n) December 7, 2016  

The Ex


My review of The Ex at WFMU's Monty Hall, in the Dec./Jan. issue of The Brooklyn Rail There's no band quite like The Ex, at Monty Hall, by Dan Joseph @TheBrooklynRail — George Grella (@gtra1n) December 10, 2015



My review of Low live at Music Hall of Williamsburg: Dan Joseph on The Hypnotic Harmonies of Low — George Grella (@gtra1n) November 6, 2015

Wire Nears 40


My review of WIRE's performance this past June at Music Hall of Williamsburg appears in the July/August issue of the Brooklyn Rail: Dan Joseph listens as Wire Nears Forty @TheBrooklynRail — George Grella (@gtra1n) July 17, 2015



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 […]

Tom Johnson


Tom Johnson was happy to be in New York last night. The occasion was his first performance at Experimental Intermedia since just before he left New York, in 1983, for Paris where he has lived ever since. His happiness was attributable to, as he explained, a recent improvement in his relations with the United Sates […]

Object Collection


Last night I attended a concert of new works by Travis Just performed by his ensemble, Object Collection at the Issue Project Room. Based in Brooklyn, Just is an experimental composer in the Cageian tradition known for mixed media music-theater works, often in collaboration with the writer/director Kara Feely. The first half was dominated by […]


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