welcome to Daniel Sutton Music

featuring the work of Daniel Sutton


May, 2011

The latest news from Daniel Sutton Music...
Welcome.  Born in May, 2012, Daniel Sutton Music represents the music of Daniel Sutton-composer of film, media, and concert music.  Based in Berlin, Germany, Sutton engages on a wide variety of projects with many different musicians, ensembles, orchestras, artists, filmmakers, and other composers.  He is also a pianist, and perform the instrument's  major core repertoire, including my own works.  Please feel free to browse the web site and see what his music has to offer.

Update on An American in Paris
George Gershwin's An American in Paris transcribed for trombone quartet. Commissioned by the trombone
quartet, Opus 4 this new transcription will receive its premiere in Germany this August.  Members of Opus 4 include players from the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester.  These outstanding musicians play everything from Gabrielli to Bach to Gershwin....to Sutton.  And they do it all extremely well.  In 2004-05, Opus 4 commissioned and gave the world premiere of Sutton's Brass Quartet, Communion, Part I .  Since the work's successful premiere, the ensemble has performed Communion... several more times; always to an enthusiastic reception.  They will play it yet again on the same concert with the new transcription of An American in Paris.  "I wish to extend my thanks to them for bringing my music (and all music) to its fullest expression through their wonderful performances.   I'm excited about this project and look forward to working with them again."  Stay tuned for more information...

Chips, the new Aspiration Films release.
"I'm proud to announce my latest film score, Chips.  The quirky, funny and clever film from director, Magnus Wake, is already being released in several festivals.  I've had a lot of fun working on this funk/rock score with Magnus, who has been great to work with, and has had terrific ideas on how to always make the tracks and the spotting the best they can be."

"For me, it was a great experience to write music in this style again.  As some of you may know, I and my partners had spent most of the past year writing the new musical Camouflage. (which, by the way, is STILL ready to go when the time is ripe.)  That was a very rewarding and fulfilling period of time for me.  But it was refreshing to do a total 360º and write some funky pop tracks.  Thanks Magnus!"

Feel free to listen or take in a short video clip of Chips.  Enjoy!

Update on "new work".
So far, the only thing to say about the rumored new work, is that there now exist a working draft of what could be either a part of a multi-movement piece, or a single piece.  There are a lot of other projects on the desk at the moment, so don't hold your breath.