Joseph Dangerfield

composer, theorist, conductor, pianist



I am currently writing my third Geometric Etude, for solo piano, to be premiered by Niche Pimthong at the University of Iowa, this Spring (date TBA).

The Leviathan Trio (Lindsey Goodman, flute, Hannah Pressley, cello, Joseph Dangerfield, piano) performed a successful one-month tour of China in September 2018, sponsored by PARMA Recordings.  We performed Vox Balaenae by Crumb, and gave four world-premieres by Dangerfield, Dahn, Hu, Kernohan. In addition, we performed works by Scriabin, Debussy, and Britten.

I will be teaching again at the Alba New Music Festival, in Alba, Italy.

Ann DuHamel (piano) premiered my new work Postcards in Minneapolis on 1 March, 2018. She will record the work for commercial release in 2019.

Dangerfield’s music has been described as:

Highly compelling and even provocative, in a subtle way…” Fanfare Magazine

Enticing.” American Record Guide