Daniel Patrick Cohen
Daniel Patrick Cohen is a dynamic young composer based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania with a range of musical interests, including film music, hip hop and electronic music.
Daniel first garnered national attention when he was among a handful of contemporary British composers invited to produce scores for Alfred Hitchcock’s silent films as part of the British Film Institute’s ‘Rescue the Hitchcock 9’ project.
Daniel’s 90-minute score for Hitchcock’s first silent feature premiered at Wilton’s Music Hall in London before being performed again at the National Film Theatre on the Southbank, and in Brazil on Copacabana beach with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira Jovem at Rio Film Festival and then at the Palacio das Artes in Belo Horizonte. The score was also performed at the Bournemouth Arts Festival, and most recently in Almaty, Kazakhstan by the State Orchestra Camerata of Kazakhstan.
In early 2015, Daniel released a concept album entitled The Passenger after the Michelangelo Antonioni film of the same name. An inspiration for the album was a quote from filmmaker David Lynch. On hearing Barry Adamson’s Oedipus Schmoedipus for the first time, Lynch reportedly described it as being ‘like hearing Hitch[cock]’s films in your head’.
Since completing Reciprocity, Daniel has been writing orchestral arrangements of tracks by bands including The Prodigy. Most recently he began setting up a performing arts department at a new international school in Cluj.
Daniel has also scored various short films, had a choral piece performed by the New London Singers in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and a chamber work commissioned by the Esbjerg Ensemble in Denmark.
Here are three tracks by Daniel; visit his Soundcloud page to hear more.