Daniel Wohl

Biography Daniel Wohl

Daniel Wohl
Born and raised in Paris and currently residing 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" (New York Times) making music that is "beautiful...original" (Pitchfork).

Recent performances of his music have been held at the Broad Museum, MASS MoCA, the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Barbican, Sadler's Wells, the Holland Festival and MoMA PS1. His music has been performed/commissioned by a number of ensembles such as the San Francisco Symphony (Soundbox series), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (MusicNOW series), the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The London Contemporary Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the American Symphony Orchestra, eighth blackbird, So Percussion, the Calder Quartet, and the Mivos Quartet among others. He has also collaborated on albums/scores/performance projects with Jóhann Jóhannsson, Luca Guadagnino, Patty Jenkins, Morgan Neville, Dee Rees, David Lang, Julia Holter, Laurel Halo, Son Lux, and Holy Other.

Recent and upcoming projects include, Etat an album out on Nonesuch and New Amsterdam in May 2019, 8 minutes, a ballet score for London's Sadler's Wells choreographed by Alexander Whitley - performances with the London Contemporary Orchestra (Kings Place, UK), and Slagwerk den Haag (Rewire, NL) - as well as a new piece for the Minneapolis based band Polica and the S t a r g a z e ensemble commissioned by Symphony Space (NY) and the Cross Linx Festival (Netherlands). He recently held residencies at MASS MoCA and Yaddo.

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 completed the scores for Berlinale selections Elixir (2015), Veronica (Netflix) (2017) as well as The Color of Time with (James Franco, Jessica Chastain and Mila Kunis). He is also writing the music for television shows "Search Party" (TBS), Robert Zimeckis' Project Blue Book, and They'll love me When i'm Dead a documentary by Morgan Neville for Netflix about Orson Welles. He's also contributed new arrangements of Vangelis' theme for the trailers to Blade Runner 2049.

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.

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