∴ daniel is a composer, digital media artist and field recordist currently residing in Sydney, Australia.
∴ Although often working in the electroacoustic and videophonic domains, daniel ‘s output includes chamber, symphonic and wind orchestra works, sound installations, music for film, dance, radiophonic composition and various hybrid/ inter-media environments.
∴ daniel’s works are widely performed, exhibited and presented internationally, and his compositions have received numerous international and national composition citations. He is a 2011 Churchill Fellow (Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Australia), has worked in a wide variety of creative, academic, research and performative contexts and is a lecturer in the Composition and Music Technology faculty at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. daniel is also a represented composer at the Australian Music Centre, and the representative member/ councilor for composition at Music Australia (2012 – 2020).
∴ daniel has undertaken numerous composition residencies, and self-directed recording intensives internationally (La Muse En Circuit, Paris, ZKM| Center for Art and Media, Institute for Music and Acoustics, Germany, CMMAS – Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras, Mexico, Centre de Arts, Montreal, Visby international Centre for Composers, Sweden and Islao de Arts, Madagascar) and is an ardent location and environmental sound recordist, where he has embarked upon a growing number of expeditions throughout the high Arctic/ North Pole region of Svalbard, Africa, Amazon, West Indies, Northern Europe, Middle East, Alaska, Mexico, Cuba, Madagascar and Australia.
∴ Whilst entirely self-taught in electroacoustic music and biomimetics, he has formally studied composition, creative and digital media arts at a number of Australian universities including, the School of Art and Deign (formally ‘COFA’) – UNSW and the University of Wollongong, Faculty of Creative Arts where his doctoral degree was recommended for special commendation. Other degrees include a BMus (hons), MMus, and a MA(r)
∴ a little about daniel’s craft:
‘as a passionate artist working in the medium of biomimetic composition and environmental sound, my interests are increasingly wide-spread, with the specific intent of augmenting non-traditional research into compositional models based on biological and acoustic phenomena. In this way, there is a single, simple directive guiding my hand; the desire to galvanize ecoacoustic relationships, structures and naturally occurring processes within music composition and sound art. From this, I have developed an array of techniques that look to mediate the technological and the organic, where I strive to sculpt an artistic language extant within perception, alteration and diffusion of environmental sound and its inextricable, organic bonding to place, space and time’.