In addition to his work as a composer and performer, Dan has been an active curator and concert organizer for over a decade. Beginning with informal student-run concerts while a graduate student at Mills College in the mid '90s, Dan remained in the Bay Area beyond his graduation, forming the presenting organization Living Music through which he produced an influential series of contemporary music concerts at various locations in and around San Francisco. Highlights of the Living Music period which lasted from 1997 to 2001 include the ODC Spring Music Festival, and 9/9/99: Live Experimental Electronic Music.

Also during this time, In 1999, with Miya Masaoka, Pamela Z, Carl Stone and others, Dan co-founded the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, an annual showcase of experimental electronic music from the Bay Area and beyond currently entering it's fourteenth season.

Since re-locating to New York City, Dan has served as guest-curator of Thomas Buckner's Interpretations acclaimed contemporary music series, co-curated with Shem Guibbory, a showcase of performers associated with CalArts at The Kitchen, and produced and curated events in collaboration with Brooklyn's Issue Project Room. In the fall of 2012, Dan founded Musical Ecologies, a monthly symposium on music and sound at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. A champion of new media, trans-cultural hybrid musics and works rooted in the American Experimental Tradition, Dan continues to explore new contexts for creative musical expression.



Musical Ecologies, a monthly symposium on music and sound, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Current season includes programs by Shelley Hirsch, Steve Dalachinsky & Carver Audain, Travis Just, Michael Lownstern, JD Parran, Stephanie Loveless, Eleonor Sandresky, Mary Jane Leach and Shem Guibbory


Musical Ecologies, a monthly symposium on music and sound, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Season included programs by Craig Shepard, Miya Masaoka, Tom Chiu, Eve Beglarian, Michael J. Schumacher, Andrea Williams, Zach Layton and Jason Cady.


"The Conference of the Guitars" – works for multiple electric guitars by James Tenney, Elliott Sharp, Marco Cappelli, Paula Matthusen, Lisa Coons and Dan Joseph. At Issue Project Room, Brooklyn


Interpretations: Christian Wolff Sextet, "Melody and Counterpoint," works by Wolff and Jürg Frey. At Roulette, New York.


"Silent Music" – works by Antoine Beuger, Morton Feldman and Craig Shepard. Performed by members of the Wandelwieser Composers Ensemble with pianist Joseph Kubera. at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn.


Interpretations:  Maria de Alvear / Gavin Bryars. Marking the release of two new recordings on the Mode Records label, Asking for piano solo by Maria de Alvear and The Marvelous Aphorisms of Gavin Bryars: The Early Years by Gavin Bryars. At Roulette, New York.


Back to the Root 2:  experimental works-in-progress at the New York Theatre Workshop’s 4th Street Theatre.


Interpretations:  Composer Performer Collectives, Part II. A shared program with Anti-Social Music and the sfSoundGroup. Merkin Concert Hall, New York.


Interpretations:  Composer Performer Collectives, Part I. Interpretations 2/2/06. A shared program with the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble and Gamelon Son of Lion. Merkin Concert Hall, New York.


West Goes East:  CalArts at the Kitchen. A four night multi-media performance festival featuring noted CalArts alumni. Performers included Lois V Vierk, Newband, Marina Rosenfeld, Earl Howard and others at The Kitchen, New York.


ODC Spring New Music Festival. A weekend of Bay Area new music at the ODC Theater. Composers and performers included Pauline Oliveros, Miya Masaoka, Wendy Reid, the sfSoundGroup, Philip Gelb , and the Dan Joseph Ensemble with William Winant.


San Francisco Electronic Music Festival No. 2. Co-curator and producer with members of the Steering Committee. May 5, 6 and 7 at CellSpace


San Francisco Electronic Music Festival No. 1. Co-curator and producer with members of the Steering Committee. May 3-6 at CellSpace


9/9/99: Live Experimental Electronic Music, at CellSpace. Performers included Laetitia Sonami with John Ingle, Blectum from Blechdom, Matt Ingalls and others.


Ancient Instruments and New Technologies. Miya Masaoka, koto and electronics; Dan Joseph, hammer dulcimer and electronics; John Ingle, saxophone. Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley.


New Music for Five Electric Guitars. Works by Lois V Vierk, Alvin Curran, Ted Coffey, Dan Joseph and others. CellSpace.