The Islandia album-release tour gets underway this evening at CLF Art Cafe, Peckham. Daniel will be performing along Manchester Collective’s tour of Paradise Lost by Vessel and Rakhi Singh. Tickets available here.
The exclusive premiere of the Soft Machines video is now available through Stationary Travels. Check out the video, by long-term collaborator and visual artist David Briggs, here.
It’s here! Islandia is now available from the Brooklyn-based New Amsterdam Records. You can now have early access to the album via a subscription to New Amsterdam’s Bandcamp. On June 21st there will be a full release across all major digital platforms, plus limited-edition heavyweight vinyl (with risograph poster insert) and CD. Visit Bandcamp for further details.
The Arts Council England is supporting Daniel’s 2019 tour of Islandia. The tour will visit London, Hull and Manchester, and promote Daniel’s new album Islandia, which will be released in Q2, 2019. Venues and dates to follow soon.
Over 2018, Daniel produced and engineered “What Is Imposed Must Be Endured” — debut album of the four-piece doom band Blind Monarch. The group have been making waves across the UK with their music being described as “a corrupted majesty of ugliness and despair”. The album, recorded amidst the crumbling walls of the derelict Penny Red Arts building in Hull, will be released on April 5th via Black Bow Records — pre orders can be made here. A series of blogs are to follow the release in 2019, in which Daniel documents the recording process.
Over the late Summer and early Autumn, Daniel was between London and Rome while working on the beautiful screen adaptation of My Brilliant Friend. Daniel was editing the music and working with composer Max Richter on the eight-part series. Episode 1 premieres on HBO, 18th November 2019.
Daniel has been awarded the PRS Foundation’s Composer’s Fund. With this support, Daniel will work towards a series of live performances in 2019, which will feature the compositions included in his forthcoming album Islandia. Daniel will also be reintroducing the electric guitar and pedal board to these performances, to showcase the instrument as a striking voice within the chamber orchestra.
As part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 legacy, Daniel is working with a collection of Hull-based music artists to introduce them to arranging their own music for orchestral instrumentation. The residency will take place across the Summer, courtesy of PRS Foundation’s Hull residency schemes, and will conclude with a series of recorded performances that will be made available via YouTube.
Manchester Collective will be premiering Daniel’s new composition, 100 Demons, in three venues across the North of England on 1st-3rd March 2018. The new work features as part of an incredible programme of new music curated and performed by Manchester Collective. Be sure to book your tickets.
The premiere performance of Bethia is now available to watch on Daniel’s YouTube channel. The performance was part of PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial and Hull City of Culture 2017.
Tickets are now available for the premiere performance of Daniel’s new work 100 Demons. The work, commissioned by Manchester Collective, is an exploration of myth making and fear mongering for string quartet and tape. The work will premiere as part of Manchester Collective’s 2018 Part I season and tickets are available via the collective’s website.
Daniel has been working with Dream Harvest Games on their debut release Failure Neuro Slicers. The game is a cyberpunk RTS, set in a dystopian future. The game is scheduled for a closed alpha release in early 2018, with a full release in early 2019. Daniel is using electronics and musique conrete to create a score quite unlike anything he’s ever worked on before. For more information about the game and Daniel’s music, join the Discord community or follow Dream Harvest on twitter.
After completing the mix of Islandia, Daniel will be commencing work on a series of new commissions while the album is prepared for release. One of these new commissions is 100 Demons for Manchester Collective. He will be documenting his composition of this work through his online journal, from the work’s conceptual foundations, through to its premiere in March 2018. Follow Daniel on Twitter for regular updates.
The Hull premiere of Bethia, recorded live in Hull Minster by BBC Radio 3, is now available for download via NMC Records. Click here to purchase a copy. Many other works featured in the New Music Biennial 2017 are also available.