Biography

Joseph is a yoga teacher, accomplished composer, producer, and award-winning multimedia artist. He loves photography, woodworking, painting, and the joy that comes with making things. His music has been featured in games, films and on television networks, including A&E, Biography, Discovery, NBC, Oxygen, and others. Joseph releases his recordings as Toao.

As a child, his parents always emphasized the importance of mindfulness, spirituality, and being physically active. He and his family would often go on long hikes through the woods. It was never simply a trek from point A to point B. There was always an emphasis on the importance to stop, look and listen; to be present. It was about a journey that encompassed adventure, physical exercise, mindfulness and contemplation – the experience.

Artist Statement

I am an audiovisual artist and a maker of things. It is my intention to create works of art that are spontaneous and therefore fresh. I achieve this by seizing the moment of transmission from the source, whatever that may be. There is a spark in that small moment or space in time. The spark kindles my creative flame, allowing subsequent ideas to flow on the spot, without hesitation. The creative experience itself is the purpose of my engagement. The end result is a manifestation of the creative experience. As an artist, it is the joy of this experience that I truly seek and wish to share.

 

Albums

  Atman

Atman

  Location

Location

  Frontier

Frontier

  The Neo Lounge Affair

The Neo Lounge Affair

  The Starlight Suite

The Starlight Suite

 

Discography

Dream River (2002) under mX
Czar - Go There Remix (2002)
Pictures In My Mind - Variations on a Theme (Vol. 2) (2004)
Vas - Mandara Remix (2004) under mX Narada/MCA Records
Iguassu - How Was Your Fall Remix (2005)
Iguassu - 6 Months Later Remix (2005)
The Starlight Suite (Dolby® Surround Sound version) (2006)
The Starlight Suite (2006)
Groovecatcher - The Electronic Kick Remix (2006)
Zofka - Parfume Vanille Remix (2006)
Zofka - Embrasse-moi Remix (2008)
A Touch of Honey Single (2008)
A Touch of Honey (Sticky Mix) Single (2008)
The Neo Lounge Affair (2008)
Seductive (Excesos Dub) Single (2009)
Frontier EP (2009)
Location (2010)
Atman (2013)
STILL: An Audio Journey in Mindfulness Vol. 1 (2016)

 

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