Joshua Kohl is a composer and conductor and is the creative producer and co-founder along with choreographer Haruko Crow Nishimura of the Seattle based multi-art group Degenerate Art Ensemble (DAE) which is his primary creative outlet. He has performed with the group throughout the United States, and ten countries of Western and Eastern Europe. Recent project highlights include a major museum exhibition at the Frye Art Museum in 2011, a 2012 commission by theater Director Robert Wilson to create an interpretation of his and Phillip Glass' epic work Einstein On The Beach at the Baryshnikov Center in New York, collaborations with Kronos Quartet in 2012 and 2015, a large scale site specific work commissioned by the Seattle Center Foundation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Seattle Worlds Fair and the group’s 2015 work Predator Songstress premiered at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Joshua is also an avid orchestral conductor of the music of his peers. In February of 2012 he conducted the music of fellow DAE composer Jherek Bischoff with the Wordless Music Orchestra in New York at Lincoln Center with vocalists David Byrne. His and DAE’s work Red Shoes was awarded a Music Theatre Now award from the International Theatre Institute in and was part of a presentation at the Swedish Bienalen of Performing Arts in 2013. He was commissioned by the legendary Czech band Uz Jsme Doma to compose an evening length suite of orchestral music inspired by the group’s music which he conducted in Prague in December of 2016 with the Southern Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Skeleton Flower, his newest work with DAE was presented as a work in progress at the Spotlight USA Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, had its world premiere in Seattle in 2019 and will be and will have its New York premiere and be featured at the International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Mexico City in August of 2021. He is currently working with his DAE partner Haruko Crow Nishimura, Colorado Springs based sculptor Senga Nengudi, and New York based violinist Eddy Kwon on a mutli-disciplinary performance and installation being commissioned by Colorado College, the Find Art Center of Colorado Springs, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center and the National Performance Network.