Daniel Holdsworth is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He is a post-graduate in composition and music technology at the University of Western Sydney. He has performed in many Australian bands and theatre productions, and has composed music for film, television, theatre and dance.
In recent years he has received international acclaim as co-creator and performer in the multi-award winning production Tubular Bells for Two (ShortWalk / Harbour / Leighton Pope Organisation, 2010-20). He is also singer/songwriter in the music collective, Darks Common Underground (2015-20).
Holdsworth spent has many years touring in bands. He was the lead vocalist and guitarist for Australian rock band, The Saturns (2003-10), and a regular instrumentalist in Sydney based folk band The Maple Trail (2006-12).
In film, Daniel composed the score for William Yang: My Generation (ABC/Felix Media, 2013), which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival 2013. He has also toured in the stage version of this production (Performing Lines, 2008-10) commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. Holdsworth collaborated with Andree Greenwell and T. Malfroy, co-composing some music for the US film, Home, by Anne-Marie Hess (SouthWest Alternate Media, 2006). He has also written scores for short films, theatre and dance.
He has recorded with the likes of Yothu Yindi for the Sydney Paralympics celebrations, and performed in sessions for TV productions such as Blue Heelers and Headland.
2015 | Adelaide Fringe Award: BankSA Best Music Award | Adelaide Fringe 2015 | Tubular Bells for Two
2015 | Weekly Award Winner: Best Music | Adelaide Fringe 2015 | Tubular Bells for Two
2012 | Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award | Edinburgh Fringe 2012 | Tubular Bells for Two
2012 | Broadway Baby Bobby Awards | Sixth Star Award, Edinburgh Fringe | Tubular Bells for Two
2010 | Sydney Fringe Awards | Best Musical Moment | Tubular Bells for Two
2006 | Blue Mountains Music Awards | Best Rock Song | The Saturns I Could Be The One