Daniel Rye (b. 1964) studied Music at the University of Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He has lived in Paris, and Bergen (Norway), as well as the UK where he played clarinet and bass clarinet in the Welsh National Opera Orchestra for 20 years. He moved to the Faroe
Islands in 2018.
He has composed and arranged music throughout his career, mainly in educational settings and for amateur ensembles, including brass band, as well as for his own performing ensembles. He also teaches composition.
In his music – both original and arranged – he likes to connect with music from earlier eras and from different cultures. He is particularly interested in ways that composers can work collaboratively with musicians, to give performers a creative voice in the music.
His arrangements of the eighteenth-century Faroese musician J.C. Svabo can be heard on the 2017 album, Lost and Found
Daniel is active in the Klezmer/Balkan/world band, Flytifólk
He blogs on music at listeningback.com