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ABOUT

Composer, performer, producer, Joshua Camp received a Bachelor's of Music Composition from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a background in classical piano performance.  His interest in free reed and other little-known instruments began and developed while working at the Hohner company as an accordion and harmonica technician.  He moved to New York City in 2000 and from 2001 to 2003 was the music director for the Lehman College (CUNY) dance department in the Bronx.  

     As a founder of the groups One Ring Zero and Chicha Libre, Joshua has released twelve CDs, including the critically acclaimed album, As Smart As We Are, a book/CD featuring songs with lyrics contributed by such authors as Jonathan Lethem, Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, Dave Eggers, Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, and Denis Johnson. One Ring Zero and Chicha Libre have performed at many music festivals and cultural institutions including the Whitney Museum of Art, Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, Central Park Summer Stage, MASSMoCa,  the Calgary Folk Festival, Festival d'Accordéon Le Grand Soufflet,  France, Festival Músicas do Mundo, Portugal, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre,  the Stimmen festival in Germany, the Spring Scream festival in Taiwan, and the Fundacion Principe de Asturia in Spain. His groups have  received grants from The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.  They have appeared on ABC national news, CBC in Canada, the Nat Geo channel, The Simpson’s 20th Anniversary Special, and A&E’s Breakfast With The Arts.  The music has been featured in dance concerts, films, animations, fashion shows, and the NPR programs Fresh Air, Morning Edition, and This American Life. 

     As a commercial composer, Joshua has written a nine song musical for Allergan starring Michael Welch (The Twilight Series) entitled Aczone:  The Musical.  In addition, he’s composed pieces for Mastercard, Levi’s Workshop, Victoria’s Secret, Scoop NYC, Sears, Puma, Victoria & Albert Museum,  and many others.  Television placements include Weeds, Homeland, Suburgatory, This American Life, The Path, and Extra Virgin.     In 2008, Joshua received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to compose 8 Prospects  a contemporary chamber piece inspired by Charles Ives' Central Park In The Dark.

     As an accordionist, he has played on the most recent Broadway revival  of Fiddler on the Roof (2015/16) , and on the Grammy nominated cast recording of the same production.  His accordion can also be heard on Season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.   Past theatrical productions include the soundtrack to Lincoln Center's  Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard, as well as Columbia University's production of Beggar's Opera, translated by Vaclav Havel.