Nina Danon is a Franco-Italian composer, pianist and audio-visual artist.
She regards music as something that can be experienced through all senses and collaborates with artists from all disciplines to establish new connections between their creative processes and redefine the relationship between music and other forms of art. Nina is particularly interested in site-specific works and projects inspired by nature and science. She is currently researching how our tactile perception of sound can improve our emotional understanding of cetaceans.
Nina graduated in classical piano from the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia of Rome, and learned the craft of composition by assisting artist and composer Henning Lohner from Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions. Since 2012, Nina lives and works in London, where she completed a Master of Music in Sonic Arts at Goldsmiths College.
Nina is currently working on two pieces for saxophone and piano commissioned by Illuminate Women's Music, a sound installation for the opening of the Museo Schneiberg (Turin, Italy), and a piece for soprano, cimbalom, violin and cello based on a poem by Louise Wallwein commissioned by Psappha Ensemble.
Recent works include Pioggia Nel Vigneto, a composition exploring the relationship between sounds, perfumes and wine tasting for the Zeni Winery and Wine Museum (Bardolino, Italy), music for the exhibition The Dragon and the Golden Flower at the Museum of Oriental Art of Turin, incidental music for the play Hippolyta's Handmaiden by Lucy Flannery, the soundtrack of the experimental animated short Nomade which was added to the BFI National Archive in 2018, and Mi Hijo, Mi Avuela, a composition for Clarinet in G created through Psappha Ensemble's Composing For scheme, which received its premiere in 2019 performed by Dov Goldberg.
Nina is a member of the Advanced Group of BOOK Music and Lyrics, a programme of ongoing workshops for the creation, crafting and development of musical theatre writing and related specialist skills.