Dan Jones has developed a career bringing together music, sound and drama as director, composer and sound designer.
He read music at Oxford and studied composition at the Centro Ricerche Musicali, Rome. He recently received BAFTA and Ivor Novello Awards for his score for Any Human Heart.
Other music includes scores for the Oscar nominated films The Tonto Woman and Shadow of the Vampire as well as David Attenborough’s The Life of Mammals. Orchestral arrangements include work for Alpha, Jarvis Cocker and Massive Attack and music and sound for theatre includes commissions for the RSC, National Theatre, the Donmar and Almeida, including The City Madam, Through a Glass Darkly and The Kitchen (National Theatre), Ivan and the Dogs (Soho) which received an Olivier nomination and is now in rep at the Rustavelli Theatre in Georgia, and Tim Crouch’s award-winning England.
His sound installations include Music for Seven Ice Cream Vans cocommissioned by LIFT and the Sydney Festival, and Sky Orchestra (with Luke Jerram), which creates a giant surround sound music system over cities touring internationally and launching the Sydney Festival 2007.
As a theatre director he trained at the Banff Centre for the Arts and cofounded Sound&Fury for whom he has co directed and sound designed War Music, Ether Frolics and Going Dark. Kursk won a special Jury prize for sound design at this year’s Prague Quadrennial.
Dan is one of the this_is_tomorrow artists and is currently working with China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre to develop a music/sound installation for The Beginnings and The Ends. The project continues its development throughout 2014.