Sound Designer, Director
last update 2018-01-16
Danny Hahn is author of the novels The Tragedy at Aberystwyth Castle and The Deformed Visitor, as well as the essays The Noon Bell and Quiet Cinema. Much of his work is influenced by childhood memories: a mountaineer by heart, he spent his youth in the Alpine valleys of Switzerland where his father grew up, and the mountainous hinterland of Ceredigion in Wales where his mother was born. Many subjects explored in his writing stem from his experience in working in the arts: as well as being a Berlinale Talent alumnus, he trained as a classical violinist at the Guildhall School of Music and studied film at The London College of Printing, then he worked as a film composer in Finland and a film university lecturer in London while often collaborating with his father Professor Detlef Hahn in writing and recording projects in Oslo. With an interest in cultivating genre fiction, phenomenological thinking and biographical narrative, Danny’s writing style is ironic, symbolic, descriptive and poetic, and although his books involve themes such as loss, loneliness, and mental health, he is a humorous writer with a talent for expressing the comical absurdities of life.