Dr Daniel Blinkhorn

Shortlisted piece frostbYte – liten snø trinn: No. 3 Gavotte

frostbYte – liten snø trinn – [gavotte] is a short, ecoacoustic dance piece expressed via metaphor, realised within the context of electroacoustic ‘artmusic’. The work seeks to address the struggles surrounding the Arctic Archipelago’s battle for continued health, vitality and survival.

About Dr Daniel Blinkhorn

Daniel has worked in a variety of creative, academic, research and teaching contexts, and is a lecturer in composition and music technology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney.

He is an ardent location field recordist, where he has embarked upon a growing number of recording expeditions throughout Africa, Alaska, Amazon, West Indies, Northern Europe, Middle East, Madagascar, Australia and the high Arctic/ North Pole.

His creative works have received over 40 international and national composition citations, with recent activities including Winner of a ‘Giga- Hertz-Preis für elektronische Musik | Giga-Hertz-Award’ – Germany, Winner of the ‘International Computer Music Association’ – ‘Asia Oceania Award’ – 2013, Winner of the ‘9th International Composition Competition – Città di Udine’, Italy and Winner of the ‘12th as well as the 9th (2011 – 2009) International Electroacoustic Composition Competitions, ‘Música Viva’, Portugal. He is self-taught in electroacoustic’s, however has formally studied composition and the creative arts at a number of Australian universities.

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