Joseph Andrew Lake
Caetlynn Booth
Stumpy 2
Watercolor and gouache on paper
10" x 10"

Recordings

"Vyssan Lull" (2014)
For clarinet, percussion, and double bass
Ensemble Etc., October 2014, San Diego, USA

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"Signals of Half-Occulted Senses" (2012/13)
For orchestra
Dresdner Philharmonie, January 2013, Dresden, Germany

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"Almost There" (2013)
For prepared piano and percussion
Ensemble Recherche, September 2013, Dresden, Germany

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One Small Stone (2010)
For prepared piano and percussion
Ensemble SurPlus, June 2010, Buffalo, New York

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Biography

Joseph Andrew Lake (b. 1979, San Francisco, California) received a B.A., Magna cum laude, in Music and Classics from Harvard University and an M.F.A. in Experimental Sound Practices from the California Institute of the Arts. In 2013 he completed a Meisterschüler in Composition with Mark Andre at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden with support of a Fulbright Scholarship (2011—2012) and DAAD Stipendium (2012—2013). He is currently a doctoral student at the University at Buffalo in the composition studio of David Felder.

He has participitated in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Composer Institute, Schloss Solitude Summer Academy, Acanthes Atelier de Compositions, June in Buffalo Festival, Donaueschingen "Off-Programm", Dogstar Orchestra Festival, Center for Experiments in Art, Information, and Technology (CEAIT) Festival, and StallArte Festival. His music has been played by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble musikFabrik, Kammerphilharmonie Hamburg, Ensemble SurPlus, JACK Quartet, Norrbotten NEO, New York New Music Ensemble, Ensemble L'Autre Monde, Cikada Ensemble, New Century Players, among others.

Joseph Andrew Lake currently lives on the the island of Gotland in Sweden with his wife and two little children.

Performances

2015

New work for string quartet for Kubus Quartett with support of grant from the John Anson Kittredge Fund

New work for solo flute for Helen Bledsoe.

2014

"Strange how the scene (almost nothing..." (2008)
For flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, viola, and violoncello
September 29, 2014, 21:05, Ensemble musikFabrik, radio broadcast by Deutschlandfunk

"Vyssan Lull" (2014)
For clarinet, percussion, and double bass
Commisioned by Ensemble et cetera
October, 10 2014, 19:00, Conrad Prebys Music Center - Recital Hall, University of California, San Diego

"Almost There" (2013)
For prepared piano and percussion
October 16, 2014, 20:00, Ensemble Recherche, Hellerau, Dresden, Germany

"Almost There" (b) (2014)
For prepared piano and prepared harp
June 23, 2014, 19:30, Lisa Streich & Karolina Provatorova, Sankt Peter Kirche, Cologne, Germany

"Almost There" (b) (2014)
For prepared piano and prepared harp
June 4, 2014, 19:00, Lisa Streich & Ewa Matejewska, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln am Standort Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany

"Almost There" (2013)
For prepared piano and percussion
May 5, 2014, 20:00, Monday Evening Concerts, New Voices II,
Los Angeles, California

"Strange how the scene (almost nothing..." (2008)
For flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, viola, and violoncello
Ensemble musikFabrik, Enno Poppe (conductor)
April 25, 2014, 19:00, Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste, Düsseldorf, Germany
May 15, 2014, 19:00, Vertretung des Landes NRW beim Bund - Europasaal, Berlin, Germany

2013

"Signals of half-occulted senses" (2012/13)
For orchestra
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, MSO Composer Institute,
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee Wisconsin
November 7, 2013, 10:30 - 13:00, Open Rehearsal
November 9, 2013, 13:30 - 15:30, Open Rehearsal
November 9, 2013, 19:30, Concert

"Almost There" (2013)
For prepared piano and percussion
September 21, 2013, 20:00, Ensemble Recherche, Morat-Institut, Freiburg, Germany

Fäbodpsalm (2013)
For string orchestra
Commissioned by the Kammerphilharmonie Hamburg
July 28, 2013, 18.00, Kirche St. Petri und Pauli in Bergedorf/Hamburg, Germany
July 29, 2013, 20.00, Kirche St. Michaelis, Hamburg, Germany
July 30, 2013, 20.00, Kirche St. Laurentius, Schönberger Musiksommer Festival, Schönberg (Lübeck), Germany

Two Robots Discuss the Possibilities of a Transmachinist, Postdigital Future (2004)
For broken wave table oscillator and Tschaikovsky
orchestral samples
May 23, 2013, Enclaves Sitiados festival, Mexico City, Mexico

"Signals of half-occulted senses" (2012)
For orchestra
January 28, 2013, Dresdner Philharmonie, Dresden, Germany

Contact

josephandrewlake@gmail.com