∴ daniel is a composer, digital media artist and location/ 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 currently lecturing in the Composition and Music Technology department at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. daniel is also the representative member/ councilor for composition at Music Australia (2012 – 2020) and has been a visiting scholar/ artist at the University of Virginia, Music Department, the Conservatory of Music, University of Kansas City Missouri, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver and faculty member for ‘Ecosono Alaska’, a joint initiative between Ecosono Institute and Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska.
∴ 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/ Mauritius and Australia.
∴ Whilst entirely self-taught in electroacoustic music, 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)
∴ Lastly, for any interested in reading a little about daniel’s craft, the composer writes:
‘as a passionate artist working in the medium of environmental sound and ecoacoustic composition and biomimesis, my interests are increasingly wide-spread, with the specific intent of augmenting non-traditional research into compositional models based on environmental acoustic phenomena. In this way, there is a single, simple directive guiding my hand; the desire to galvanize aggency for the importance of a sounds origins and their continued significance, vitality and expressive ecological continuity to specific places and a spaces. From this, I have developed an array of techniques that look to mediate the technological and the organic. Through the use of varied digital sound manipulation environments coupled with biomimicry, I strive to sculpt a language extant within perception, alteration and diffusion of environmental sound, and the inextricable, organic bonding of place and space within its origins.’