Making Conversation, Episode 17: Lisa Cheney interviews Joseph Twist

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Joseph Twist

interviewed by: Lisa Cheney

This conversation was recorded on 17/07/2017, in Joseph’s home studio in Los Angeles, USA.

Show Notes

“If you’re writing something that sounds like the last Lachenmann or the last John Adams piece…that’s great and you should totally do that. But, I think we all search to find that thing that makes us set away from that and be individual.”

Joe Twist is sought after composer and vocalist from Queensland currently living and working in Los Angeles. He writes and arranges music for a variety of different mediums including; sacred music for choir, opera, small ensemble, professional orchestras in addition to his busy career composing for film and TV. In this interview he chats with Lisa Cheney about drawing influence from pop bands, writing for concert hall, moving to America to work in Hollywood, and striving to create ‘expressive and intelligent’ music.

Music in this Episode

Le Tombeau de Monk
Composed by Joseph Twist
Performed by Collusion Ensemble: B Greaves (Violin), D Bentley (Cello), D Tolmie (Clarinet), B Cutting (Piano).

Great Minds
Composed by Joseph Twist
Performed by Southern Cross Soloists and Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Voice).

The music you heard in the opening and closing credits is:
I/O (2014), by Eli Simic-Prosic
For diskclavier, recorded by the composer.
Used with permission.

Production Credits

The Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast is brought to you by Making Waves.
This episode was recorded and produced by: Lisa Cheney
Audio consultant: Daniel Thorpe
Mixing and Mastering: Thomas Green
Executive Producers: Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias Making Waves

With Thanks

The Making Conversation Podcast has been made possible with the generous support of:

Project Patron: Cameron Lam of Kammerklang

Production Donors: Kieren Paynter, Nigel Poole, PLEXUS, Callum Moncrieff, Constance Barberakis, David John Lang, Christopher Gordon, Anne Gill, Brian Howard, Caroline Thompson, Leah Barclay and Jocelyn Wolfe and all who contributed to the successful crowdfunding campaign

Making Conversation is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s