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  • October 7, 2019

    Composer-performer Daniel Wohl, whose album État was released on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records in May, has released a video for the album track "Orbit." The generative music video, made by Ben Heim, is driven by sound data extracted from the music, evolving over time with the sonic landscape and can be seen here. Wohl will be the special guest of A Winged Victory for the Sullen on the duo's European tour early next year. The fourteen-concert tour begins in Amsterdam on February 20 and stops in Germany, Belgium, Ireland, and the UK.

  • May 31, 2019

    Composer-performer Daniel Wohl's album État is out now on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. The album features electro-acoustic pieces written by Wohl, and includes guest performances by Poliça's Channy Leaneagh with co-production by Son Lux's Ryan Lott and mmph. État, recorded with members of yMusic and the Calder Quartet, explores new dimensions of production. It's "a potent dreamscape" from "a sorcerer of electroacoustic sonorities," says NPR, which named it one of the Top 6 Albums Out This Week.

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About Daniel Wohl

  • Composer-performer Daniel Wohl's album État will be released May 31, 2019, on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. The album features electro-acoustic pieces written by Wohl, and includes guest performances by Poliça's Channy Leaneagh with co-production by Son Lux's Ryan Lott and mmph. État, recorded with members of yMusic and the Calder Quartet, is the third release in a new partnership between the two record labels, established with the goal of enabling contemporary American composers to realize creative ambitions that might not otherwise be achievable. Pre-order to download the track "Melt" now.

    Born and raised in Paris and currently residing in Los Angeles, Daniel Wohl is consistently celebrated for his distinctive blend of electronics with acoustic instrumentation to "surprising and provocative effect" (NPR). On État, Wohl pushes this combination to a new level, exploring the new dimensions that masterful production can provide. "While being fascinated with classically notated acoustic composition I also became interested in all the music production tools currently available and was drawn towards combining both methods," Wohl explains. "I wanted to get as deep as I could into the production of sound."

    État, which in French means "state," references an evocative image, both ancient and futuristic, that Wohl kept imagining as he created the music—an artifact from the past that holds a message, buried deep in the earth and slowly becoming exposed, until it is discoverable. "I find the notion pretty fascinating," Wohl says, "that something is always there—knowledge, experience, an idea—you just need to be in the right state, or have the right lens, to be able to perceive it."

    Wohl, praised as one of his generation's "imaginative, skillful creators" (New York Times), has produced albums and written orchestral and chamber works, as well as film, television, and ballet scores. He has collaborated on projects with Jóhann Jóhannsson, David Lang, Morgan Neville, Julia Holter, Son lux and Laurel Halo, and his music has been programmed by esteemed ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony (SoundBox), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (MusicNOW), the Bang on a Can All-Stars, eighth blackbird, Sō Percussion, the Calder Quartet, and the Mivos Quartet. Recent performances of his music have been held at Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Barbican, the Broad Museum, MASS MoCA, Sadler's Wells, the Holland Festival and MoMA PS1.

Daniel Wohl

Tour

Thu, Feb 20
Amsterdam
De Duif
Thu, Feb 20
Amsterdam
De Duif
Fri, Feb 21
Berlin
Funkhaus Berlin
Fri, Feb 21
Berlin
Funkhaus Berlin
Mon, Feb 24
Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie
Mon, Feb 24
Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie
Tue, Feb 25
Brugge
Heilige Magdalenakerk
Tue, Feb 25
Brugge
Heilige Magdalenakerk
Wed, Feb 26
Bristol
Trinity Centre
Wed, Feb 26
Bristol
Trinity Centre
Thu, Feb 27
London
Round Chapel
Thu, Feb 27
London
Round Chapel
Fri, Feb 28
London
Round Chapel
Fri, Feb 28
London
Round Chapel
Sat, Feb 29
Birmingham
St Paul's Church
Sat, Feb 29
Birmingham
St Paul's Church
Sun, Mar 1
Glasgow
St Luke's
Sun, Mar 1
Glasgow
St Luke's
Mon, Mar 2
Salford
St Philips Church
Mon, Mar 2
Salford
St Philips Church
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Composer-performer Daniel Wohl’s album État features electro-acoustic pieces written by Wohl, with guest performances by Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh and co-production by Son Lux’s Ryan Lott and mmph. État, recorded with members of yMusic and the Calder Quartet, explores new dimensions of production. "While being fascinated with classically notated acoustic composition," says Wohl, "I also became interested in all the music production tools currently available and was drawn towards combining both methods." 

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Composer-performer Daniel Wohl's album État will be released May 31, 2019, on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. The album features electro-acoustic pieces written by Wohl, and includes guest performances by Poliça's Channy Leaneagh with co-production by Son Lux's Ryan Lott and mmph. État, recorded with members of yMusic and the Calder Quartet, is the third release in a new partnership between the two record labels, established with the goal of enabling contemporary American composers to realize creative ambitions that might not otherwise be achievable. Pre-order to download the track "Melt" now.

Born and raised in Paris and currently residing in Los Angeles, Daniel Wohl is consistently celebrated for his distinctive blend of electronics with acoustic instrumentation to "surprising and provocative effect" (NPR). On État, Wohl pushes this combination to a new level, exploring the new dimensions that masterful production can provide. "While being fascinated with classically notated acoustic composition I also became interested in all the music production tools currently available and was drawn towards combining both methods," Wohl explains. "I wanted to get as deep as I could into the production of sound."

État, which in French means "state," references an evocative image, both ancient and futuristic, that Wohl kept imagining as he created the music—an artifact from the past that holds a message, buried deep in the earth and slowly becoming exposed, until it is discoverable. "I find the notion pretty fascinating," Wohl says, "that something is always there—knowledge, experience, an idea—you just need to be in the right state, or have the right lens, to be able to perceive it."

Wohl, praised as one of his generation's "imaginative, skillful creators" (New York Times), has produced albums and written orchestral and chamber works, as well as film, television, and ballet scores. He has collaborated on projects with Jóhann Jóhannsson, David Lang, Morgan Neville, Julia Holter, Son lux and Laurel Halo, and his music has been programmed by esteemed ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony (SoundBox), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (MusicNOW), the Bang on a Can All-Stars, eighth blackbird, Sō Percussion, the Calder Quartet, and the Mivos Quartet. Recent performances of his music have been held at Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Barbican, the Broad Museum, MASS MoCA, Sadler's Wells, the Holland Festival and MoMA PS1.

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Tour

Thu, Feb 20
Amsterdam
De Duif
Thu, Feb 20
Amsterdam
De Duif
Fri, Feb 21
Berlin
Funkhaus Berlin
Fri, Feb 21
Berlin
Funkhaus Berlin
Mon, Feb 24
Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie
Mon, Feb 24
Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie
Tue, Feb 25
Brugge
Heilige Magdalenakerk
Tue, Feb 25
Brugge
Heilige Magdalenakerk
Wed, Feb 26
Bristol
Trinity Centre
Wed, Feb 26
Bristol
Trinity Centre
Thu, Feb 27
London
Round Chapel
Thu, Feb 27
London
Round Chapel
Fri, Feb 28
London
Round Chapel
Fri, Feb 28
London
Round Chapel
Sat, Feb 29
Birmingham
St Paul's Church
Sat, Feb 29
Birmingham
St Paul's Church
Sun, Mar 1
Glasgow
St Luke's
Sun, Mar 1
Glasgow
St Luke's
Mon, Mar 2
Salford
St Philips Church
Mon, Mar 2
Salford
St Philips Church
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