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Mr Daniel Thorne


PROFESSIONAL TUTOR IN MUSIC PRACTICE
Music

thorned@hope.ac.uk

I am a composer and saxophonist, originally from Perth, Australia. I hold an MRes in Music Composition from the University of Liverpool, and a BMus (Hons) in Arranging and Composition from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. I have an active and varied career as both a composer and a performer, with the majority of my practice existing at the intersection between composition, improvisation and music technology. There are a number of commercial recordings of my music released on the acclaimed independent label, Erased Tapes, and I have presented solo performances of my music across the UK and Europe. I am also the founder of Immix, a new music ensemble that specialises in cross-genre and cross-artform collaboration, who have commissioned and performed over 25 new works from a wide range of artists since our formation in 2014.


Teaching Specialisms

Composition (acoustic and electroacoustic)

Music Performance

Improvisation (Jazz and non-idiomatic)

Music Technology


Recent Works

Two Different Skies - A sonic theatre piece for the Sound Worlds podcast series, exploring the theme of “home.� Written, composed and performed by myself, with editing and dramaturgy by Patrick Eakin Young. Released online in October 2020.

Trespassing - A new work for ensemble and electronics examining gentrification and the regeneration of the Liverpool city centre, composed in collaboration with the acclaimed electronic artist, Forest Swords. It was premiered by Immix Ensemble at the Southbank Centre, London and Fruit, Hull, as part of the 2019 PRSF New Music Biennial.

Lines of Sight - my debut album of studio-based compositions for multi-tracked saxophones and electronics, released on Erased Tapes Records in 2019.

Autumn Vignettes - A suite of three chamber works, composed as a part of Sound and Music’s Composer Curator programme, and performed by Immix Ensemble across its 2018 season.

Basic Forms - a four-part suite for chamber ensemble and electronics, composed in collaboration with modular synthesist Luke Abbott, premiered by Immix Ensemble in 2017.

Transition - a suite for chamber ensemble and electronics inspired by the idea of musical instruments as snapshots of cutting edge technologies of the past. Composed in collaboration with the electronic artist, Vessel, as part of Immix’s 2014 season. It was subsequently recorded and released on Erased Tapes Records in 2016.


Recent Publications

Two Different Skies - available at SoundWorlds.org (2020)

Lines of Sight - released on Erased Tapes Records (2019)

Iroise - included on the compilation 1 + 1 = X, released on Erased Tapes Records (2018)

Transition - featuring Immix Ensemble and Vessel, released on Erased Tapes Records (2016)