Along with his own musicals, Joseph has created arrangements, orchestrations and produced the concept albums for many new musicals.
With a wonderful and vast knowledge of different instruments from around the world, Joseph can capture the appropriate soundscape for each of his projects. Whether it be culturally authentic or original in combining different elements and genres together. All of the decisions he makes are in the best interest of story and to help captivate the audience.
In the lush landscape of the Pacific Northwest, Ash must decide what mark they want to leave behind on the world. Born into wealth and destined to inherit their father’s logging empire, they can either continue their father’s legacy or carve a path of their own. As Ash seeks purpose in the local rainforest, they meet Terra, the selfless and passionate leader of an environmental activist group, and the Elements of Water, Wind and Fire. Tensions rise between the loggers and activists, Ash and Terra, self and other, local and global, present and future, and free will and fate. As Ash and Terra grow closer, their rivalry transforms into romance and it becomes clear that things are not what they seem. This is a love story between humanity and Earth. Will you play your part before it’s too late?
I hired Joe to create orchestrations for my musical, TREESON: An Eco-Musical (www.treesonmusical.com) and it was the best decision I made with regard to my show thus far. I interviewed over a dozen composers/arrangers around the world to help me with my orchestrations and Joe was and is, by far, the most talented. He treated each of my songs like they were his own, not just in it for the job, but for the joy and passion of creating beautiful music. He was able to work with my often-ambiguous vision and direction, and anticipate what I was imagining but didn't always have the musical vocabulary to explicitly communicate. He also brought unique ideas to each of my songs, elevating them to higher levels. He freely advised on melodic adjustments, harmonies, mash-ups, key changes, structural changes, lyrical changes, you name it - he's all in to help you create the best music possible. He's also a brilliant mixer and producer. On my album, we had 16 singers in 8 different countries who recorded their parts entirely remotely. He took these files and worked his magic to create uniform, balanced tracks that rival the best produced concept album songs out there. Last, but not least, he's the utmost professional; he's timely, responsive, tactful and kind. He has my strongest recommendation and anyone who works with him is supremely fortunate.
- Victoria Campbell (Treeson - Book, Music, Lyrics)
Through a riveting score, the atmospheric soundscape blends traditional Welsh choral, indie-pop, folk, and Romani inspired melodies and rhythms. At its core, For Tonight is an exploration of the power and meaning of home.
Music & lyrics by Spencer Williams & Shenelle Salcido
Orchestrions by Shenelle Salcido & Joseph Purdue
''Working with Joseph on the concept album of FOR TONIGHT was an absolute dream come true for us as a writing team. He took our music to the next level and really allowed our musical to come alive. His attention to detail was incredible -- from the instrumentation to updating the orchestrations to working on the final mix on the album. He was communicative, easy to work with, and professional every step of the process. I couldn't have asked for a better collaborator and I look forward to working with him on FOR TONIGHT for years to come. He will be the first person I'll reach out to on any new projects. You'll be lucky to work with Joseph!''
- Spencer Williams (Composer/Lyricist)