Spectrum, NYC
Spectrum, NYC
Stanford University, California
Stanford University, California
ESS, Chicago
ESS, Chicago
Daniel is the executive producer and full time electric guitarist for Distractfold EnsembleHe began studying/being involved in contemporary music during the final year of his undergraduate degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and is profoundly grateful for the teaching and guidance of Mauricio Pauly and Rodrigo Constanzo during his time there. Soon after graduating, Daniel went on to study with Yaron Deutsch at the 2015 Impuls Academy for Contemporary Music in Graz, Austria.
UK-based ensemble, Distractfold, is a group of performers, composers and curators all acting out of shared love, passion and interest in the music and culture of our times. Coming from different continents, backgrounds and having received a diverse education, together they create a nexus of ideas and influences which all contribute towards the ensemble’s unique voice and identity. They perform acoustic, mixed and electroacoustic music of their peers, alongside music of the more established composers with whom they have formed close collaborations and friendships.
Core group:
Daniel Brew - Executive Producer / Guitar
Alice Purton - Cello
Rocío Bolaños - Clarinets
Linda Jankowska - Violin / Co-artistic Director
Sam Salem - Co-artistic Director

Thank you!
Thanks to everyone who joined us last Sunday for the initial release of The New Unusual Concert Film! The full length video will be available from Friday the 7th of May on both our Vimeo and Youtube accounts!
We're hugely grateful to everyone who has made this project possible: our incredible composers; wonderful venues and sound engineers; Arts Council England and the Ernst von Siemens Trust for their support; Bandcamp for giving us early access to this streaming platform and of course YOU ALL for taking the time to listen! Hopefully SEE you all soon, stay safe!

Cut & Splice Festival 2017 _Curated and produced by Distractfold

HACK _Harvard Group for New Music

Sky Destroys Dog _Mauricio Pauly

Kammer Klang _Cafe Oto

Klang Festival _Copenhagen