Danny is currently undertaking practice-based research in musical composition. He has received Arts & Humanities Research Council funding through the University of Sussex for 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.

‘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:
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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