and Film Composer
Member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)
Member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Original works have been premiered by ensembles including the Kiev Philharmonic, Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Cal Poly MIDI Ensemble.
"an eye for music"
bio & video credits
Television and film composer Joe Wiedemann has more than 35-years broadcast experience behind the keyboard AND the camera. An award-winning composer, he scores music for television, film, and professional video. As an Emmy award winning broadcast photo-journalist, he understands how important music can be to telling a compelling story.
American Idol Underground
Winner, Inaugural Classical Competition
November 20, 2005
His New Classical Orchestral style offers an enormous palette of instruments,
sounds, and new techniques. Musical scores are generally suitable for
professional, semi-professional, and university level ensembles. Works for
smaller and varied ensembles make good educational tools.
Using electronic and acoustic instruments, Wiedemann integrates new players into
classical ensembles. Whether it’s just one synth part added to an orchestra, a
full concerto, symphony, quartet or duet, there will always be room for sounds
the audience has never heard before. All-acoustic compositions take the
orchestra and other ensembles into new territory as well.
"My first cd, Bulls & Bears, was an experiment with different types of electro-acoustic ensembles: piano and synth, woodwinds and synth, piano and electronic orchestra. It opened so many doors, three more cd's followed: Electro-Acoustic Orchestra, Electronic Orchestra, and Agitate.
Even some all-acoustic new classical music highlights our electronic age, such as Incompatibility Issues.
Sheet music is also available for ensembles of all kinds, like Four at a Time, Please!, and Duet For Any Two Keyboards, which allow flexible orchestrations.
I continue to compose music for broadcast television, which I've been doing since 1981, and am working on new orchestrations that have never been heard before."
some video links:
Cooperstown: Baseball's Main Street
2009: Year-in-Review (Excerpts)
Electronic Orchestra (Orchestronics 101)
Bulls & Bears
Element of Risk
Bio & Credits
Hear the Music
Music for Pictures
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