Joshua Jandreau

Composer, 2019

Joshua Jandreau creates multimedia art that reframes traditional thinking and fosters personal connections. His musical compositions range from the traditional to the experimental, freely associating genre, aesthetic, and medium. Recent projects include Blague Fantastique, a 90-minute work mixing performance art, music, and audience interaction to explore culture of expectation; And I’ll call you by mine, a sound-reactive light installation with live electronics and acoustic performers, commissioned by the Boston New Music Initiative for their 10th season; QU4RT3T 4 TH3 N3W M1LLEN14L for string quartet, fixed electronics, and mannequin arms that explore commercialism and consumer culture. 

Upcoming projects for the 2019–2020 concert season include Four Seconds, an interactive visual/sound installation for the 2019 Crossing Water Festival in Salem, MA; collaborations and commissions with Quijote Duo, violinist Eric Mrugala, pianist Eunjin Lee, and cellist Nathaniel Taylor; a new work for six pianos for the Back Cove Chamber Music Festival, and a new EP of music released under his indie project August Stone & Crowe set to release fall of 2020.

Jandreau’s been has been premiered, performed, and recorded across the United States, Australia, Switzerland, and Germany by artists and ensembles such as the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds, members of Fifth House Ensemble, the Boston New Music Initiative, Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, Sonic Liberation Players, duo membranophōn, Resinosa Ensemble, the Yakima Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Atlantic Festival Orchestra, cellist Amanda Gookin, and Grammy award-winning hornist Andrew Pelletier to name a few.

Jandreau currently serves as General Manager for Convergence Ensemble, a non-profit organization focused on bringing overlooked and underrepresented works to diverse populations.

An active educator, Jandreau teaches piano and brass in the greater Boston area, maintaining private studios of 60 students. He has been awarded several grants for civic projects engaging schools and local communities, has partnered with charity organizations and led successful crowd–funding campaigns to donate instruments and music to schools, and is an advocate for arts education, being selected as a guest speaker for the 2016 Arizona Music Educators Association Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona.

When not writing music, he is a winemaker.

Honor the Ghost — Joshua Jandreau

for oboe, viola, bassoon, bass