"I am an Australian composer who is drawn to art, music and philosophies that extend from a natural basis. I like economy of means, simplicity with depth, a direct approach.
I am influenced by silence; a quiet study that reveals a deeper meaning beneath the surface. The potential of music to transcend the ordinary is what compels me to explore new horizons."
Darren's music compositions include classical and modern classic works, music for video and film, ambient music, and soundscapes for meditation and installations.
Influences are many and varied with the more prominent being Vaughan Williams (Fantasia On A Theme by Thomas Tallis, A Lark Ascending, Pastoral Symphony) Shostakovitch’s Andante (2nd piano concerto), Schumann’s Traumeri, Eric Satie, Roger Eno and Brian Eno.
Darren has collaborated with visual artist Scott Raylor and the painter Ruby Purple.