Jonathan Dawe | Composer

The innovative and conjured world of composer Jonathan Dawe oins Baroque imagery with a modernist mix, cast with dynamic dramatic flair. Cited for his “quirky, fascinating modernist variations on earlier styles”(Time Out) his music involves the recasting of energies and sounds of the past into decisively new expressions, through compositional workings based upon fractal geometry. Recent pieces and productions have been described as “music of such vitality and drama” (New York Times) “a brake squealing collision of influence” (Boston Globe) and “provocative.” (Time Out) Described as “one of our most talented and distinctive – yet little ­known – contemporary composers,” (Seen and Heard International) Dawe has received recent commissions from The Italian Academy, The Jack Quartet, and James Levine for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan Dawas born in Boston Massachusetts in 1965 and studied at The North Carolina School of the Arts (HS), Oberlin Conservatory (BM) with Richard Hoffmann, and The Juilliard School (MM, DMA) with Milton Babbitt. Upon graduation at Juilliard in 1995 he joined the doctoral faculty where he currently teaches