Josh Winestock is an Australian composer, improviser and multi-instrumentalist based in Sydney. He recently completed a Bachelor of Music in Composition with first class honours, from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As a composer he has worked with ensembles including the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra and the Australian Youth Orchestra, and has written a variety of chamber music, vocal music and large ensemble music, including a concertino for saxophone and wind orchestra.
He is part of various improvising groups and collectives, including a project he helped to found, Ensemble Onsombl, and has more recently started exploring collaboration with physical theatre artists. He has also been involved in acapella and wind band playing and continues to be invested in community music making. He is the guitarist and a founding member of young amplified chamber group Spiral. His practice is oriented around extending his musical limits across his different musical worlds, and he is passionate about organising grassroots contemporary concerts to bring communities together.