born 1986 in the province of Burgenland, Austria. Daniel is a musician, producer and film composer and was raised as the oldest brother of three sisters. He soon shelved the dream of becoming a professional football player to study at the "university of music and performing arts Vienna / Film Academy Vienna" under Michael Haneke, Michael Hudecek & Christian Berger. Besides several engagements as a composer, editor & producer for film, commercial & documentaries Daniel founded and released multiple music projects (i.a. Gudrun von Laxenburg, Ifsonever, Mantra Mantra, Yogtze) via a variety of international music labels (i.a. Sony BMG UK, Runningback Records DE, International Major Label AT, Jazz & Milk DE). At the moment he is focusing on his work as a composer for film. Daniel composed the score for two Austrian feature films. "Rubikon" by Leni Lauritsch, together with Wolf-Maximilian Liebich (2022) & "Smother" by Achmed Abdel Salam (2023)
Various nominations & awards for short film, commercial and music videos (i.a. Österreichischer Staatspreis Werbung 2014 for „Debra - Kinderkleid“; Cannes Short Filmfestival 2015 - Best Sci-Fi Short for „Revolution“; Diagonale 2016 for „Moving Water“ (official selection); Vienna Independent Shorts 2016, 2017 and 2018, Austrian Music Video Awards (official selection) for „Revolution“, „Moving Water“ and „Brawler“).
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2023_Nominated at "Österreichischer Filmpreis" in the category "Beste Musik"
2018_Official Selection at "Vienna Independent Shorts / Österreichischer Musikvideopreis"
2017_Official Selection at "Vienna Independent Shorts / Österreichischer Musikvideopreis"
2016_Official Selection at "Vienna Independent Shorts / Österreichischer Musikvideopreis"
2016_Official Selection at "Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film"
2015_Winner "Best Sci-Fi Short at Cannes Short film Festival"
2014_Winner "Österreichischer Staatspreis: Werbung"
„Debra - Kinderkleid“
2001_Winner "RED RIBBON AWARD - Aids Hilfe Wien"
„Positiv = Negativ“
2000_Winner "Jugend-Kurzfilmwettbewerbs des Wiener Medienzentrums"