Danny Bright is a sound designer, composer, engineer, recordist, musician and sonic manipulator working across the fields of music, performance, installation, theatre and media. He has lived, studied and worked in Sheffield, England; Burlington, Vermont, USA; and Brighton and Hove, England where he is now based. His practice explores the boundaries between sound, music, and noise; he is currently developing multi-modal compositional, performance, critical and installation work investigating sonic temporalities and auditory ‘ghostings’. Danny performs on guitar, samplescapes, tape, text/voice, and electronics including with Tom Bush, Mongrel Sees Field, The Shape Of The Inconstruable Question, Erotic Generator, Billy Rubin and as an ensemble leader, solo artist and free improviser. He also works as a sound designer and composer for internationally touring theatre companies (including Company Gavin Robertson, Scene Productions, Dyad Productions, Simply Told) and as a producer, recordist and engineer (Lee Westwood, Le Juki, Sound Refuge, Bunty, Ellen Southern).
Danny’s work has appeared at the Hatton Gallery, Brighton Digital Festival, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, MAGNA Science Adventure Centre, World Soundscape Conference, Victoria & Albert Museum, Prague Quadrennial, Summerhall Edinburgh, British Science Festival, Manchester, Newcastle & Brighton Science Festivals, Edinburgh, Bedford & Brighton Fringe Festivals, and toured the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA. Commissions and supporting organisations include: Catalyst Arts, Arts Council England & Heritage Lottery Fund, Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport, Octopus Collective, MAGNA Trust, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council as funder of his ongoing doctoral research in Music at the University of Sussex.
Have a look below, and on the other pages of the site for details of Danny’s current and past projects. If you are interested in working with Danny please get in touch via email, twitter or phone (details in the sidebar).
Current and recent projects include:
Ghosting the Periphery - a new Catalyst Arts Commission for the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 7-28th January 2015
Live performance of ‘Chalk Pit Recomposed’ for Transmute at Phoenix Brighton as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2014
Live performance of a ‘Sonic Ghosting’ of Nijmegen as part of the launch night for Wesley Goatley’s (Lumbers) Outside Sounds project at Extrapool, Nijmegen. There was also a duo performance with Wesley of improvised radio soundscapes featuring John Cage’s ‘Radio Music’ (1956), as well as a talk by Magz Hall.
Chalk Pit, a new installation and accompanying live performance at WTF Arts Festival 2014, 30th August 2014.
A new album of ‘Sonic Ghosting’ works is now available on limited edition CD (with artwork by Dhaleen Devenish, printed by Ditto Press) and digital download via Bandcamp or the Store link above.
A new 8 channel version of Ghosting Wilderness: Threshold Shift premiered at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival on 5th June 2014 in the 3D specialisation lab.