Peter Josheff, clarinetist and composer, is a founding member of Earplay and is also a member of the Paul Dresher Ensemble, the Empyrean Ensemble, and the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players. He performs frequently with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Melody of China, Ensemble Parallele, and Composers Inc. He has performed on many commercial recordings.
Peter’s recent works include Caught Between Two Worlds, Three Poems by Dorothy Cary (2009); Inferno(2008), a chamber opera; INFERNO Instrumental Suite (2009); and Viola and Mallets (2007). A long-time collaboration with poet Jaime Robles has seen the creation of a number of works for voices and instruments, including Diary (2002), 3 Hands (2003), House and Garden Tales (2006), and Inferno. His work has been performed by the Laurel Ensemble, Earplay, the Empyrean Ensemble, San Francisco Cabaret Opera, and on the Sonic Harvest concert series. He is currently writing a work for the Laurel Ensemble, and is planning a new opera, Keeping Vows, with novelist Dorothy Bryant.