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OUTLANDS is a network of organisations, producers, promoters and venues who develop, support, produce and promote performance-led experimental music activities. Network membership offers the opportunity to be part of an active, connected national community.

Daniel W J Mackenzie

Daniel W J Mackenzie produces work that explores various notions of listening to music and sound, combining composition, improvisation, non-musical sound and field recordings. Despite a broad range of tools and processes, there are consistencies in the nuances with which the work is constructed and presented, and the substantial presence of deep emotion and atmosphere.

As a sound artist he has been presented internationally, working with sound sculpture, multichannel sound, sound collage and conceptual visual art, in installations and exhibitions that refine the approaches towards noise, quietude and melody that define his released music. His artistic studies are driven by conceptual and academic investigations into the phenomenology of listening and engaging with sound and subtle stimuli.

Daniel is increasingly influenced by the globalisation of sound and the role it plays in forging connections, circumventing borders and transporting listeners. He also draws influence from notions of entropy and dissolution, seeking to mirror a resistance to defined categories across his work. His wider activities and curation – which spans music, sound, sound art and film – reflect this approach.

Daniel also creates visual art and design work in a variety of physical and digital mediums, and accepts audio and visual commissions.



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