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Danny Hahn is author of the novels The Tragedy at Aberystwyth Castle and The Deformed Visitor, as well as the essays The Noon Bell and Quiet Cinema. Much of his work is influenced by childhood memories: a mountaineer by heart, he spent his youth in the Alpine valleys of Switzerland where his father grew up, and the mountainous hinterland of Ceredigion in Wales where his mother was born. Many subjects explored in his writing stem from his experience in working in the arts: as well as being a Berlinale Talent alumnus, he trained as a classical violinist at the Guildhall School of Music and studied film at The London College of Printing, then he worked as a film composer in Finland and a film university lecturer in London while often collaborating with his father Professor Detlef Hahn in writing and recording projects in Oslo. With an interest in cultivating genre fiction, phenomenological thinking and biographical narrative, Danny’s writing style is ironic, symbolic, descriptive and poetic, and although his books involve themes such as loss, loneliness, and mental health, he is a humorous writer with a talent for expressing the comical absurdities of life.



email: info@dannyhahn.com
Twitter: @DannyHahn13
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The Noon Bell - A Phenomenological Essay on Daydreaming and the Alps

The Noon Bell - A Phenomenological Essay on Daydreaming and the AlpsThe Noon Bell A Phenomenological Essay on Daydreaming and the Alps Year - 2016 Publisher - Zarathustra Books    Sometimes I sense a faint vibration which emits no sound. Sometimes I feel a light which I cannot see. Sometimes – all too often sometimes – I have an itch outside of my body. These spirits – like small fiery sparks – flash past me, far too fast to see, yet far too bright to forget. I am left savouring its afterglow. A soft smell of pine needles moistened by Alpine dew and a subtle jingle of goat-bells wake me. The pale sun creeps through the blanketed sky [more]

Quiet Cinema - An Essay on the Aesthetics of Audiovisual Dynamics

Quiet Cinema - An Essay on the Aesthetics of Audiovisual DynamicsQuiet Cinema An Essay on the Aesthetics of Audiovisual Dynamics Year – 2016 Publisher – Zarathustra Books An Emerging Era In its early stages, cinema was, in the true sense of the word, experimental. It was born in a world of emerging abstract and expressionistic culture, where post-Wagnerian composers such as Berg, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Bartók and Webern had transformed tonal music; where Picasso, Klee, and Kandinsky had changed the form of painting; where post-Kantian philosophers such as Nietzsche and Heidegger redefined thought. Cinema was destined to grow in a culturally rebellious era – the offshoot of all art forms and philosophy at the threshold of an [more]