∴ daniel is an independent composer, digital media artist, field recordist and is currently an academic at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney.
∴ 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/ digital-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) and has worked in a wide variety of creative, academic, research and performative contexts. daniel is also the representative member/ councilor for composition at Music Australia (2012 – 2018) 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, and CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras) Mexico.
∴ 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 and Visby international Centre for Composers, Sweden,) 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, Madagascar, Mexico, Cuba and Australia .
∴ daniel is entirely self-taught in electroacoustic and digital music, however formally formally studied composition, the creative and digital 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, 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 advocacy 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, 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.’