Daniel studied BA in Contemporary Composition at the now defunct Dartington College of the Arts, specialising in issues of cultural communication in sound and visual media. After completing his BA, he attended Sussex for an MA in music, and has since begun his PHD in the same department. His wider practise consists in the relocating of arts place in wider social dialogue, and more specifically, a focus on “art as work” as opposed to “works of art”. He has written works for short films, choreographers, installations, small ensembles and rock bands, as well as running art and film workshops for children and adults. He has won numerous awards as a short film-maker, and released three albums on unfathomably small record labels.