Peter Josheff |
Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Peter Josheff is active both as a clarinetist and composer, and is based in
the San Francisco Bay Area.
He performs with Earplay, a San Francisco-based new music ensemble that he
cofounded in 1985. He is also a member of the Paul Dresher Ensemble, the
Empyrean Ensemble (based at the University of California, Davis), and the
Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players (based at the University of
California, Berkeley). He appears frequently with the San Francisco
Contemporary Music Players and with Composers Inc. Josheff has appeared on
many recordings, concert series and festivals devoted to new music, and has
had numerous works composed for him.
As a composer Josheff has been the recipient of grants from Meet the
Composer and the American Composers Forum, and has been in residence at the
MacDowell Colony. Several of his works for piano and other solo instruments
have been published by Fallen Leaf Press in Berkeley. His recent work is
published by his own Yellow Airplane Music. For the past ten years Josheff
has been involved in a collaboration with poet and librettist Jaime Robles
with whom he has created many works, most recently, 3 Hands (2003), Diary
(2002), and Memento (2001). Each of these pieces has premiered at the
Berkeley Art Center as part of Harvest of Song, a collaboration between
Josheff, Robles, and baritone/composer Allen Shearer dedicated to the
creation of new works for voices.