Danny is currently undertaking practice-based research in musical composition, performance, music technology, and creative practice. He received Arts & Humanities Research Council funding through the University of Sussex for his doctoral research focussed on sound and music works that interrogate the sonic memory and temporality of ruined, disused and re-purposed industrial and post-industrial space through multi-modal sonic fracture. He is currently working on a compositional concept he has termed ‘sonic ghosting’ and other research topics include: memorialisation, ruin, dereliction, sonic heritage, improvisation, technology and performance, hauntology, site-responsivity, technologically mediated composition, and interactive sound installation.

'Conjuring the ghosts of industrial and post-industrial space' in The Post-Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice (2017) ed. Gwen Heeney, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ISBN 9781443899376, pp. 45 - 52
'Sonic ghosting: developing an interface between space/place/memory and sound/music/noise' in Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Live Interfaces (2016) eds. Thor Magnussen, Chris Kiefer, Sam Duffy, REFRAME Books, ISBN 9780993199684, pp. 219 - 223
‘Ghosting Ruin’ in The Global Composition: Conference on Sound, Media and the Environment Proceedings (2012)
ISBN 978-3-00-038817-0, pp. 440 - 442

Research projects:
Working with Social Haunting - AHRC funded Connected Communities project (February 2015 to January 2016)
Quantitative Data for Music Researchers - AHRC funded Collaborative Skills Workshops and symposium (February - June 2015)
Hosted at the Institute of Musical Research and the University of Sussex Digital Humanities Lab.

Conference, symposia and workshop presentations and performances include:
Sound + Environment: Art | Science | Listening | Collaboration - installation of 'Thrumming Halls' at Hull University (June 2017)

International Conference on Live Interfaces 2016 - 'Sonic ghosting: developing an interface between space/place/memory and sound/music/noise' at University of Sussex (June 2016)

Material Memory: The Post Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice - presentation/talk “Conjuring the sonic ghosts of industrial and post industrial spaces” at Newcastle University

Musical Materialities in the Digital Age - Conference presentation “From Stone to code to Tape: navigating the multi-modal materialities of unmoored sonic pasts, presents and futures” at the University of Sussex

Found in Translation - Symposium presentation and performance at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts: Creativity Zone (May 2014)

The Digital Score - AHRC funded Collaborative Research Workshops (April 2013 - March 2014)
University of Sussex and Goldsmiths, University of London

Singing Places - Research Symposium (November 2013)
University of Sussex

Puppet Talk (June 2013)
University of Sussex

Music and the Moving Image - Research Symposium (November 2012)
University of Sussex

the global composition: Conference on Sound, Media and the Environment (July 25-28, 2012)
Hochschule Darmstadt, Dieburg, Germany

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