Joe Gorman is a historical keyboardist and composer. Holding a Bachelor of Music and currently studying for a Bachelor of Music with Honours, Joe studies historical keyboards with Douglas Mews and composition with Michael Norris.
As a composer, he is currently working on a series of fantasias for various solo instruments, as well as works that use historical instruments [harpsichord, recorder and viol] and traditional Asian instruments. His work has been described as the intersection of early music practices with contemporary approaches to sound, colour and timbre.
Recent works include Fantasia IV [2018, Guitar, for Dylan Lardelli], Fantasia V [2017, Alto Flute, for Eric Lamb], Le onde luccicano sotto le stelle [2017, String Quartet, for NZSQ] and the orchestral work Kaleidoscopes [2017-18].
He has had works performed by many performers including Douglas Mews [Organ], Peter Dykes [Oboe], Richard Haynes [Clarinet], Eric Lamb [Flute], Yu Jia [Pipa], Du Rusong [Dizi], Liu Le [Guzheng], and the NZSQ.
for soprano and mixed nonet, 4m 20s
for alto flute, 9m
for solo oboe, 4m 30s
for harpsichord, 6m 30s
for tenor recorder and guitar
for mixed voices and organ, 5m
for orchestra, 6m
for pipa, 6m 30s
for string quartet, 7m 30s