Josiah Carr

Bachelor of Music (Honours) graduate Josiah Carr enjoyed his time as Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Rising Star Young Composer-in-Residence.

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra applaud Josiah Carr after performing one of his pieces
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra applaud Josiah Carr after performing one of his pieces

"I spent a lot of time reading about instruments in high school; understanding their ranges, the sounds they made and their extended techniques.

“I played percussion, bass, drums, guitar and dabbled in keyboard and piano, so knowing what other instruments could do have me an advantage when composing for orchestral instruments.

"I've was named the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s (APO) Rising Star Young Composer-in-Residence, for which I had to produce three scores to a specific brief.

“One was for students working with the APO, the other two were performed by the APO players themselves.

“Through seeing them perform, and the Our Voice ensemble workshops at the School of Music, I was quite familiar with the APO and knew a little bit about what to expect from the orchestral world."

Find out more about Josiah and his work via his Facebook page.