Works performed by Earplay:

Light, Smoke, and Siren Glow of Mist

Josiah Tayag Catalan (he/him) is a Filipino-American born in New York City and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, his compositional interests have become centered around the intersects of merging alternative modes of temporality and harmony by fusing elements that stem from influences in traditional, avant-garde, popular, and Southeast Asian musics. He has been awarded prizes from NACUSA, the Sacramento State Festival of New American Music, the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra, and the American Prize. He has been a finalist in the Thailand International Competition Festival and ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer's Awards and has served as a Fromm Foundation Composer Fellow in the Composer's Conference. Josiah's music has been commissioned and performed internationally by individuals and groups including the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Earplay, Empyrean Ensemble, Lydian and Arditti String Quartets, the MANA saxophone quartet, The Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra, violinist Miranda Cuckson, percussionist Chris Froh, and soprano Helena Sorokina. His music is published by BabelScores. Currently, Josiah is researching the music of composers in the Philippine avant-garde movement and teaching as a lecturer in Music Theory and Composition at Sacramento State.

His website is josiahcatalan.com.

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