Recently graduating from the University of Manchester’s Music degree, Joe has developed a taste for cross-disciplinary connections. His composition PH-1123, chosen to be performed at the University’s New Sounds concert was inspired by an eponymous Clyfford Still painting, whilst his final composition assignment, The Glory, mapped Kanye West lyrics to the Crucifixus from the Catholic Mass, performed as a gospel and SATB double choir.
Founding new music ensemble No Dice Collective in his second year, the group continues to commission unique musical collaborations. Projects include a CD recording of site-specific commissions, a school composition project, and the pairing of poets and writers with composers.
Joe is an active member of Manchester’s choral scene, regularly performing with young professional choirs and church services.