Danny has a varied career as a composer, sound designer, university lecturer, and author. His publications and lectures on audiovisual art contribute to the study of cinema, phenomenology and aesthetics. Danny studied film and trained as a classical violinist. He is a Berlinale Talent, with three feature films in his growing filmography.
With classical compositions, synthesised ambience, textural dialogue, and atmospheric audio recordings, this showreel demonstrates a keen sense for surreal and mysterious styles in film sound and music.
Using a Walter Murch technique called ‘Worldizing’, this extract from a recent feature film project demonstrates the subtle balance between music and sound design.
A dark, underground world of crime – this track is a multilayered composition from a surreal action thriller filmed in Columbia.
Primeval Cinema – An Audiovisual Philosophy
Cinema’s existence is young, but perhaps the meaning of cinema is…primeval. The camera or microphone may be a new tool, but what we use them for is older than we may think. Emptiness, simplicity, stillness and silence in film are discussed in this book as a presence rather than an absence. Sounds give structure and meaning to silence; dialogue accentuates pauses; movements revalue stasis; information shapes the unknown. This passionate proposal for resurrecting a style of aesthetic cinematic primitivism attempts to capture the subtlest moments in film. Primeval Cinema has the power to inspire in us images beyond the screen. Danny Hahn’s unique, poetic and reflective book is fuelled by his enthusiasm for silent cinema, philosophy, and the films of Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer, Tati, and Tarkovsky.
ISBN – 9780993338618 Price – £8.99 Copyright – Danny Hahn Edition – First Edition Publisher – Zarathustra Books Published – 25 Jan 2016 Language – English Pages – 128
Two Tales of Sexuality and Solitude
Written for the Screen
‘Tenderly’ and ‘Second Sleep’ are an erotic-drama duet for the screen; a pair of psychological, romantic-thriller nocturnes exploring jealousy, sexuality, and solitude. Danny Hahn’s screenplays are simple, yet challenging, with a melancholy insight into the human condition. His keen sense for drama, dialogue, and the language of audiovisual art reveals a world of nightmares in love and life.
ISBN – 9780993338625 Price – £6.99 Copyright – Danny Hahn Edition – First Edition Publisher – Zarathustra Books Published – 2nd Feb 2016 Language – English Pages – 128