Musicianship and Composition
Danny Saleeb is a British composer, born in 1985, who writes sacred and secular music for choir and organ, chamber music, and works for the stage. He has received commissions from The BBC Singers; Westminster Abbey; The Chapel Choir of Lincoln’s Inn; The John Armitage Memorial Trust: Soliloquy (2019) for the Chapel Choir of Selwyn, Cambridge, Onyx Brass and organist Simon Hogan; The Veronica Stewart Arts Trust: Keepers of the Corallite (2018) for Iestyn Davies, Liam Byrne and Jonas Nordberg; and BBC Radio 3: hello, world (2020) for Lise Aferiat. He has worked collaboratively with writers Chloe Stopa-Hunt (Psalm and Soliloquy), Oge Nwosu (Occ’ōs Eternal Act) and Zoë Palmer (Keepers of the Corallite, and new work in development with The Royal Opera House), and his opera collaboration with director Lucy Bradley and writer Nicola Davies, The Promise, will be premiered in 2023.
Since 2020, he has been avidly pursuing an interest in algorithmic methods of composition, and is currently working on PhD research into algorithmic composition and the role of analogy in composing at the University of York supported by the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities. He is also dedicated to music in education, teaching musicianship and composition at Sheffield Music Academy