Daniel Thorpe


Daniel Thorpe




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Dan is a performer/composer based in Adelaide, Australia. His work is characterised by a broad base of musical experience, reflected in a curious, experimental and genre defying compositional output linked together by a love of storytelling and sense of irreverence for existing forms.

From a performance perspective, there is always a focus on collaborative, open approaches to composition that stress the importance of performers’ creative input in musical expression.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Music (First Class Hons in Sonic Arts and Composition) from the University of Adelaide, and is a candidate for the Master of Philosophy (Sonic Arts). In 2015, he was in residence with Ensemble Offspring (Syd) as part of their Hatched Academy.

Dan has performed as part of the Adelaide Festival (Pallas of Vines, 2015), Soundstream Adelaide New Music Festival 2012, Earin Festival, with dancers from AC Arts in the 2015 and 2013 Adelaide Fringe award nominated Rip/Drag/Ruminate, as well as playing regularly as a soloist around Australia and Internationally.

In 2016, he is touring is debut LP homecoming (three years later) and his work with Concrete Collective — personwhowatchestoomuchtelevision — nationally and in the USA.