Daniel Thorne

[composer, saxophonist]

Daniel Thorne is an Australian composer and saxophonist, currently making music from Liverpool, UK.

Immix Ensemble 2017-2018 Series

I'm very excited say that Immix's next series begins on June 8th at the Bluecoat, featuring new music written by the incredible Luke Abbott, and myself. 

We are incredibly fortunate to have been supported once again by the Arts Council England, and this concert will be the first in a series of five new commissions that we'll be performing across Liverpool (and beyond!) over the next 12 months. 

Tickets for this first show are here, and you can stay up to date with everything Immix-related here and here and here.

The Attempt

Recently, I wrote some music for Adam Scovell's short film, The Attempt. The film deals with the poet Edward Thomas, and is based on his account of an aborted suicide attempt in 1911 whilst walking in the woods. The bittersweet irony of this attempt is that Thomas was shot and killed at the battle of Arras some six years later. I think that Adam has done a fantastic job of capturing a number of themes - isolation, depression, nature, and the parallels between Thomas' foreshadowing of his own death and a world on the brink of war to name a few - and it was a genuine pleasure to have worked with him on it.

Immix Ensemble & Bill Ryder-Jones

I'm excited to report that the first show of Immix's 2015/16 season is happening on Saturday, August 8th as part of FestEvol at the Kazimier. This time around we're collaborating with the amazing Bill Ryder-Jones, premiering a brand new suite of music based on three dissociative 'episodes.' Bill has written some really amazing music which he'll be performing with us, and you can get a taste of what's in store by watching the video below. We'll also be performing a couple of short interludes by me. I can't think of a better way to kick off the new Immix season!


Twenty

Lately I've been working on some new solo material for woodwinds, piano and electronics, and have just put a piece up on SoundCloud, which sounds like this:

It's part of my plan to a) write more, and b) have some sounds up that are a little more relevant to what I'm doing at the moment. 

Joe Snape's Fleck Tour

In May, the Berlin-based composer Joe Snape and Manchester's ACM Ensemble are touring around the UK with a large-scale work Joe has written for chamber ensemble, electronics and live text typist. As a part of their tour they are commissioning local composers to respond to the work, and I'm delighted to have been chosen to write a piece for their Liverpool show, which is happening on May 16th at Metal Liverpool. Joe's piece is going to be amazing - you can find out more about it here - and I'll be performing my piece with two of my favourite people, singer/songwriter Tom Cowcher and violinist Rakhi Singh.