Joseph Currie (b.1992) is a composer currently based at Wadham College in the University of Oxford, working towards a DPhil under the supervision of Martyn Harry and Eric Clarke and with the generous support of the John Brookman Scholarship and an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

His composition takes an interdisciplinary approach, recently drawing on queer history, Zen calligraphy, and the works of Sappho, Aeschylus, and Anne Michaels in order to explore the interventions of physicality in the experience of music and the possibilities of different kinds of liveness. This has led him, amongst other things, to some invaluable collaborative relationships with theatre directors and artists, and to commissions from the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity and the Austrian collective spontanes netzwerk für improvisierte musik.

As a performer, Joseph has worked as the Organ Scholar at Jesus College, Oxford, the co-director of OxLOrk, was the recipient of the Bate Collection Recording Prize in 2012, and plays in the electronic noise duo, dog fourier.

Contact: joseph.currie@music.ox.ac.uk