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Daniel Janke: Biography

Daniel Janke
1957 -
Region: British Columbia

Daniel Janke

Daniel Janke (b. 1957) has composed music for concert, theatre, film, and dance. Recent commissions include Weather Coming for Standing Wave Ensemble; String Quartet No. 1 for Penderecki String Quartet; String Quartet No. 2 for Bozzini String Quartet; Miniatures for Chamber Orchestra for Nouvel Ensemble Moderne du Québec. His music for the contemporary dance work Cinco Puntos Cardinales was recently release by the CentreDiscs label [2012].

Film scores include Subconscious Password [NFB, dir. Chris Landreth 2013]; Coeur En Or [NFB, dir. Julie Plourde, 2012]; Touch, and The Susan Smith Tapes [dir. Jeremy Podeswa, 2001]. He was composer on the TV series Northern Town [CBC, 2006]. He has recorded with numerous artists including Bruce Cockburn, Breakfast In New Orleans… [Ryko, 1999].

Daniel is composer/director of the live stage/film production Grub Stake Revisited which will be on tour in May 2013. He is also currently working on a commissioned work for violinist Mark Fewer of Montreal, and pianist John Novacek of New York.

Daniel Janke is active as a filmmaker. His short film How People Got Fire [NFB, 2009] received numerous awards and has been screened internationally. His most recent short film River [winner MITY Award, 2012] is touring festivals. He is currently in pre-production on a new feature film titled A Long Way Around [GalaFilm, Montréal, Canada; Corona Films, St. Petersburg, Russia].

Daniel lives near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, and can often be found in Montréal, Québec. For more information, visit northerntownfilms.com


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