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Joshua Pearson

Composer

Small joshua pearson pic
Born: 1995

Biography

Joshua Pearson is a young New Zealand born Samoan composer/sonic artist, visual artist, amateur playwright, Xerox photographer, performer, and poet. Xe is currently studying xyr honours degree in Music composition at the University of Auckland, specializing in both vocal/instrumental and sonic arts. Xyr interests are in creating innovative graphic scores, collaborating and merging ideas with architecture, visual arts, theatre, and other creative disciplines in his work.

Joshua has worked with international artists, including conductor, composer Sir James MacMillan, conductor Benjamin Northey, Mark Menzies and Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick. Xe has xyr music compositions played by the NZSO New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the APO Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Xe has received honourable mention at the 2018 Simon Devitt’s Photography prize awards for xyr photograph, ‘Scorpio-moon-whisper’. Xe has also received a University of Auckland Blues Awards for Music Composition in 2017. Joshua has won first place at the 2018 University of Auckland Clarinet Composition Contest with xyr piece, ‘Teine Sa’.


Composed (1)

Teine Sa

for vocalising clarinetist, 4m