Daniel Thorne

[composer, saxophonist]

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

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.