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Writer & Composer

Specialising in audiovisual aesthetics, Danny is a novelist and essayist, as well as a film composer, sound designer and scriptwriter. His research in quietness, dreams, phenomenology and synaesthesia reflect in his published books. His award winning compositions feature in films, documentaries and animations. He has been active as a university lecturer, film teacher, arts centre manager and filmmaker. 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 Ceredigion region of Wales.