Danny Hahn is an award winning film composer and sound designer, as well as an essayist on sound, music and film. With a unique, subtle style spanning across numerous genres, Danny strives to cultivate the timbre of the film soundtrack. As well as playing the violin, he has performed the theremin at venues such as Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall, and his vintage synths and Continuum Fingerboard have been demonstrated on television shows. He has composed for feature films, television and audiovisual exhibitions. He has been invited to lecture at film universities, and he is also the author of the visionary books Quiet Cinema and Unfamiliar Music, both of which challenge the perception of audiovisual language.
Danny trained as a classical violinist in the 1990’s at the Guildhall School of Music and completed his film degree in 2005. In 2012 he became a Berlinale Talent. Alongside his creative freelance career, he worked as a film, drama and music teacher and operations manager at various multi-arts institutions including Barnet Arts Council, UAL, BFI, and Barbican Arts Centre in London over two decades. A mountain boy 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.