Classically trained as a Cellist, Daniel Staniforth composes in a variety of genres from
classical, impressionist, atonal, ambient, to ethereal - whether using real orchestral
instruments or synthesizers. From traditional to experimental, dark to light and airy - his
sophistication and colour may charm the discerning listener. Although his formal
academic training is mostly in Literature, Staniforth studied Cello, Piano, Music Theory, and
Composition from an early age, passing various exams at the Royal Academy of Music.
Father to Father is a series of impressionistic orchestral pieces written and performed by
Staniforth in homage to his father, Ken Staniforth, a classical music aficionado.
The pieces explore the English landscape of Staniforth's youth and his experiences as an
immigrant in America. The CD features the voices of brother, Jonathan Staniforth;
Brother-in-law, Julian Lukins; and great-grandmother-in-law, the late Lucia Zarlinga
(recorded in her 105th year).
Sections of the CD were recently used by theatre producer, Gouri Nilakantan Mehta,
for plays at the National Media Centre in Nathupur, India.