APNM COMPOSER: Joseph Hudson
Joseph Hudson's music has been played by: The Momenta String Quartet, Speculum Musicae, The Group for Contemporary Music, Linda Quan, Gilbert Kalish, Ursula Oppens, Christopher Finkel, Curt Cacioppo, Resonance, The New Music Consort, and The Tanglewood Festival Orchestra. He has received commissions from noted performers, such as Robert Miller, Joel Krosnik, and David Burge. He has also been the recipient of awards and honors including: a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Fromm Foundation Tanglewood Commission, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music Award, the Charles Ives Award of the National Academy of Arts and Letters, and a BMI student composer's award. His recent music is characterized by a shift to a more tonal idiom, and has been described by American Record Guide as displaying “sophisticated craftsmanship, and nuanced imagination,” and by Music Web International as “thoroughly convincing… radiant and affirmative.” His more recent work is published by APNM Publishing, and many of his earlier works are published by Mobart Music. His music may be heard on: Millennium Crossings [Capstone Records, 2004], Burning With the Muse [MSR Records, 2006], and Inner Compass [Paladin Records, 2010] (internet release only). In addition to his work as a composer, Joseph was active for many years in the commercial music field. He has arranged for and performed with such pop artists as: The O’Jays, The Marvelettes, The Shirelles, Maureen McGovern, Wild Cherry, and Richie Havens, among many others. He was also very active as a composer of music for television and radio commercials, having written and arranged music for over 500 commercials, including national campaigns for: Dodge, Chevrolet, Texaco, British Air, Ford, GTE, and Jaguar. His awards for his commercial work include three Cleos, and a Cannes Lion.
A New York City resident from 1971-2008, he currently lives full time in Saugerties, New York, with his wife Edith, and dog Zuza.