composer, conductor, arranger

Joseph Glaser

Described as “a voice to watch out for” by CBC’s Bill Richardson, Joseph Glaser’s music draws inspiration from instruments and the people who play them to create meaningful dialogue on stage. A recent graduate of the Master’s degree at McGill University in Montreal studying under Jean Lesage, his thesis explored the relationship between physical gesture and instrumental sound. Having had many years of training as a dancer, Joseph looks at composition with a choreographic eye leading to pieces that are as much about physicality as they are about sound. Joseph also holds a degree from the University of British Columbia where he studied with Jocelyn Morlock, Dorothy Chang, Keith Hamel and Stephen Chatman.

Joseph has had his works performed across the country in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. Notable performances include premieres by the Toy Piano Composers, McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble under Guillaume Burgogne, Caution Tape Sound Collective, the Gryphon Trio and the Amici Chamber Ensemble among others. Joseph is the Co-founder of ear camera, an experimental music collective based in Montreal.



An Evening at Psychic City

Ear Camera

Family Gathering

Ear Camera

Good Material Video Collaboration

With James Kendall-Ward & Andrea Hoff

TED x TerryTalk

At the University of British Columbia


FAWN Chamber Creative: Synesthesia IV / Pandora


Improvisation session with FAWN Chamber Creative. Adam Scime, Bass; Darren Creech, Piano; Jonathan Russel MacArthur, Tenor.

With music from Six Canadian composers selected by FAWN, Jenn Nichols (choreography) and Kathryn Frances Warner (art installation) created a dance-based art installation to demonstrate the connection between sound and body. At the end of the night, the audience selected three composers (Kit Soden, David Storen, and Myself) to continue onto part two of Synesthesia IV, the development of a 20-minute opera-ballet with librettist David Brock (to be produced in Spring 2019). A final composer will be chosen by the FAWN team to win a commission from FAWN Chamber Creative to create a brand new ballet-lyrique.

Bakarlari first concert, 1 Oct 2018

Bakarlari is a collective composed of soloists, dedicating itself to exploration of new sounds and overcoming creative barriers. Grouping instruments that are not often put in the spotlight – tuba, trumpet, guitar and clarinet – the ensemble desires, above all, to expand the contemporary soloist repertoire, and to promote the development of a tight collaboration between composer and performer. A Bakarlari concert is an intimate experience that will get you out of your comfort zone.

Presentation of “Interiors 1: Co-struct” written with Michael Mansourati, tubist

“Interiors” series, collaborations for soloist and amplification

  • Interiors 1: “Co-struct” written with Michael Mansourati, tubist
  • Interiors 2: “Oratia” written with Lindsay Connolly, Mezzo-soprano
  • more to come…

drumming in the dark


Ear Camera in performance

Ear Camera, 2017-2018 season

Ear Camera is a collective of bodies dedicated to creating concert experiences.

Better way of life, May 2017:

The inaugural concert of Ear Camera. Works that probe the boundaries of genre. Featuring works by Noa Haran, Keith Stratton, and Michael Pisaro

Body language, October 2017:

A set of works that explore bodies, space, and togetherness. Featuring two works by Amnon Wolman and new works by India Gailey and Joseph Glaser

Family gathering, April 2018:

A weekend concert where we get together, eat, tell stories, and listen. Featuring the work of Ear Camera members in duos and trios.