Dan Jones works as a composer and sound designer for theatre, film and television.
His music for cinema includes Shadow of the Vampire, Max (Ivor Novello award Best Film score) and The Tonto Woman (Academy Award nomination Best Short). His score for Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie also garnered an Ivor Novello Nomination for Best Film Score. He created his first cinematic sound design for Will Oldroyd’s debut feature, Lady Macbeth, BAFTA nominated for Best British Film in 2017 and the sound design receiving a nomination at the MAS Awards. His minimal score for the film was also nominated Best Discovery at the World Soundtrack Awards. His score for Dominic Cooke’s On Chesil Beach adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel, was released by Decca Records in 2018.
In addition to this work Dan also produces sound design for art works and large scale public events. He was the supervising sound designer for Hull 2017 City of Culture’s launch event, a sound-led tour covering the city centre and attracting some 310,000 visitors in one week. In 2015 he was invited to create a panoramic outdoor sound design around Birmingham Cathedral to celebrate its 400th anniversary. He has also scored the UK torch lighting ceremonies for both the Sochi and Rio Paralympics. Other collaborations include co-writing The Spoils with Massive Attack, and for The Royal Ballet, a full length version of Hansel and Gretel with Liam Scarlett.