The Wire (UK), April 2022, Archaea and Tonalization (for the afterlife)
The Stranger (Seattle), March 13, 2019, Dan Joseph & Blevin Blectum
San Francisco Classical Voice, March 6, 2018, sfSoundGroup with Dan Joseph
A Closer Listen web magazine, profile August 27, 2017
The Brooklyn Rail, profile March 2015 –  on the web
New Yorker Critic’s Pick, May 26, 2014, Musical Ecologies series
New York Times April 9, 2014 review of Music for Contemplation
Time Out New York Critic’s Pick February 28 – March 5, 2008, Silent Music at Issue
Time Out New York Critic’s Pick October 11 -17, 2007, John Ingle/Dan Joseph Duo at Issue
Time Out New York Critic’s Pick November 2 -8, 2006, Dan Joseph Ensemble at The Stone
Time Out New York Critic’s Pick June 15-21, 2006, Dan Joseph at Issue
The New Yorker Critic’s Pick April 7, 2003, Interpretations series at Merkin Hall
San Francisco Classical Voice, May 6, 2000, SFEMF
San Francisco Classical Voice, May 5, 2000, SFEMF

Various press quotes for Electroacoustic Works 2xCD (XI Records, 2017

“…an intriguing mix of timbre and color that is subtle, yet constantly changing.” Sequenza 21

“…if you love ambient spaces of beauty I do believe this album has your name on it! It will transport you, beam you up to its feathery cloud-laced canopy.” Gapplegate Classical-Modern

“In total, a splendid double album, which confirms the vitality and inventiveness of the most demanding contemporary music.” Inactuelles (France)

“…imbued with a thoughtful austerity never eschewing beauty. A Closer Listen

Various press quotes for Tonalization (for the afterlife) CD (Mutable Music, 2011)

“The folk element in this recording, however, is a strong presence. The intelligent orchestration, highlighted by the dulcimer elicits a warmth and humanity not found in Glass or Adams. The blend of string instruments, plucked, struck, and bowed, with the added color of flute and marimba, provide rich colors that enhance each repetition of the composer’s intriguing melodic fragments.” Fanfare (USA)

“This outstanding 2009 composition occupies 33 minutes of the release, and it’s a glorious arrangement in pure simplicity….This is music of such declared honesty and transparency that it’s the exact opposite of the way the world currently conducts itself.” The Sound Projector (UK)

“The album is one of the many exclamation marks in this outlook on Mutable Music’s releases from the past year.” Tidningen Kulturen (Sweden), November, 2011

“But the title piece, taking up half the CD is an absolute great work if you like minimal music in the true classical sense.” Vital Weekly (USA) November, 2011

Various press quotes for Archaea CD (Mutable Music, 2006)

Archaea is an intriguing contemporary minimalist album……a sophisticated and beautifully performed personal expression……as vibrant as Phillip Glass’s early works: it is fresh, young, and perfectly straddles that fine line of pop new music on which Glass, Riley, Reich, Hassel, Eno, and others rode to fame in the 1960s and ’70s……a great way to introduce new composition to younger ears, and to lighten the soul of the jaded listener.” Musicworks (Canada)

“I put this on an was transported…….The first reference was the Penguin Café Orchestra – the sound, vibrancy, joy and tempo. Then I realised that this was minimalism of a high order…….. A fabulous album.”
Ampersand (USA)

“Through and through, this is an outstanding release.”  GAZ-ETA | recenzje (Poland)

“For Joseph, Archaea knocks one out of the park, meeting Mutable Music’s worthy goal of releasing music that will “engage the mind and the heart,” as well as providing an example of everything that can go deliciously right with minimalist work.”  Startling Moniker (USA)

“I played this with curiosity and fell in love with this. Especially the first two pieces, ‘Percussion And Strings’ and ‘Archaea Quartet’ are great. It’s an odd mixture of minimalism, along Steve Reich’s early seventies works (like ‘Octet’, but then without any wind instruments), oriental (eastern Europe), baroque and even mediaeval at times.”  Vital Weekly (USA)

“What is clear to me in Dan Joseph’s pieces is how he tries different ideas of minimalism….the performance by the group is brilliant, precise and fluent at the same time. Especially the first two pieces show rewarding and fresh ideas.”  Radioshow “PSYCHE v/h FOLK.” (Belgium)


Interview with Barbara Golden on Crack O’ Dawn, KPFA, Berkeley, 3/2/18:

Interview with David Latulippe on Then and Now, KALW, San Francisco, 10/6/06:

Interview (with Wendy Reid) with Sara Cahill on Music of the World, KPFA, Berkeley, 3/23/01:

Interview with Carl Stone on Imaginary Landscapes, KPFA, Berkeley 1/7/99:

Interview with Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, 2013:

Interview with James Carroll on New Arts Alive, Berks Community Television, Reading, PA, 5/8/07:

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