Dane holds a Bachelor of Music, a Master of Creative Industries and is currently undertaking a PhD to explore and develop new ways for composers of contemporary music performance ensembles to collaborate and co-create with their audiences (that’s you, DeepBlue fans!). Dane has been a sessional academic at QUT since 2008 and has lectured and tutored for both Music Production and Entertainment Industry subjects. Dane is a producer, composer, electronic performer and electronic production guy with the acclaimed DeepBlue (2009 APACA award for ‘Excellent Audience Response’). He is currently producing the ensemble’s new album to coincide with the upcoming touring show to debut around the country in August/September 2012. Dane’s career has seen him perform at theatres and festivals nationally and internationally, including 18 shows at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China; the Nickelodeon Awards; Brisbane Festival; Melbourne International Arts Festival, Adelaide Strings Festival; Petronas Grand Prix, Kuala Lumpur; 2006 Commonwealth Games; 2000 Olympic Games; Sold out seasons at The Powerhouse and QPAC; as well as extensive touring of music and theatre productions.
Dane has produced full-length theatre production soundtracks for internationally touring dance companies, including Urban Wonderland for Raw Dance Company and Full Metal Racket for Raw Dance and Grant Collins. Dane has produced corporate soundtracks for internationally renowned/ranked break-dance crew, Skill@Will and international events including the 2006 Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival.
Dane also freelances as a composer/sound designer for contemporary theatre and was nominated in the 2011 Groundling Awards for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sound Design’ (The Danger Ensemble’s The Hamlet Apocalypse). He was also awarded Best Original Film Score for the 2010 48Hour Film Festival. One of Dane’s fondest memories in music was performing onstage with Michael Jackson for the HIStory Tour. Dane loves to cook, create, think too hard, watch and read scifi and fantasy.