Hello and welcome to the SOUND DIMENSIONS MUSIC WEBSITE. This website brings together the spectrum of Alan Danson’s musical skills, experience and services to the music profession, and also to you.
Alan’s experience as a working musician has been varied. Performing as a horn player in symphony, chamber, theatre, studio and media, as keyboard player/accompanist in theatre and studio, as conductor directing various orchestras and ensembles, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; notating songs and lead sheets for pop, folk, and theatre and working for artistes such as Steely Dan, Victoria Wood, Ian Hendry, Pete Townsend and Michael Gambon.
As a composer, arranger and orchestrator his work spans symphony orchestra to chamber ensemble; String Quartet, Brass Quintet, Piano Quintet, Wind Trio, Piano Trio, Violin and Piano and Commercial music-“musak”. Music for pantomime, television and commercials.
Compositions have been premiered at the Salzburg, Dartington and Edinburgh festivals and performed in The Purcell Room, The Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Royal Albert Hall.
Alan Danson studied at both the North East Essex Tech. College Music Dept. (now known as The Colchester Institute) and from 1971-1974 at The Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied horn with Ifor James and James Brown, piano with Ruth Harte and orchestration with Leighton Lucas.
For details of Alan’s teaching work go to www.northlondonmusicteachers.com