Daniel Brophy

Daniel Brophy is a composer of orchestral, chamber, and solo concert works, as well as a performer of extreme metal and noise. Often combining these styles into a single grotesquery, he presents a liminal experience blurring the edges of art and perception. In collaboration with dancers and choreographers, much of Daniel’s work revolves around the combination of urban and academic musics, and the development of instruments that react to movement and gesture. He has performed internationally with these instruments in Lausanne (Switzerland), Ann Arbour, Vancouver, Toronto, and most currently as a headliner for Calgary’s Soundasaurus festival. He is a recipient of the 2013 Toronto Harp Society and 2012 KW Chamber Orchestra composition prizes, a SSHRC research grant, University of Alberta’s President’s Award of Distinction, and a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship. Daniel is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Alberta and a member of the performance outfits: 30 immolated; 16 returned, The Old Granny and Terry Cloth, MUGBAIT, and the Toronto collective The Toy Piano Composers.