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Danny is a writer specialising in the poetics of sound, as well as a composer focusing on cultivating the colour and space of music. He has been active as a university lecturer and film tutor, introducing original concepts such as audio opacity, topological sonority, and audio framing. His books explore subtle aspects of sound, such as quietness and resonance, as well as cognitive listening and audio aesthetics. He is the author of The Noon Bell and Quiet Cinema. Danny’s collection of compositions are included in the album Nocturnes, Caprices & Serenades. He has worked on several feature films and television productions as composer and sound designer. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the London College of Communication. He is a Berlinale Talent alumnusHe was influenced from an early age by his mother, a violin teacher; his father, a violin professor and author; and his grandfather, a printing scholar. Danny is half Swiss/German and half Welsh, and spent much of his youth in Luzern and the high alpine valley region of Engadine in Switzerland, and in the mountainous hinterland of Ceredigion in Wales.