Daniel J.K. Ross
At age 7, Daniel taught himself Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on the piano by ear (though his hands couldn’t quite reach the left hand octaves!). He’s been immersed in music ever since. Next came the Eb horn, the recorder, and in his teens, the guitar – his main instrument – followed by keyboards, bass and drums. Dan went on to perform countless gigs in the Vancouver area and on the road, eventually finding his way into music for film and television.
Over the years Dan has had the good fortune of working on a wide variety of projects with many gifted collaborators, and these rich experiences have shaped his distinctive style as he continues to evolve his craft, with a particular focus on hybrid scores combining traditional score elements with the latest digital technology. Dan’s credits include well over 200 episodes of episodic television – from CTV’s quirky series Robson Arms, to HGTV’s hit Timber Kings, and also the innovative award winning films of director Wayne Wapeemukwa (Luk’ Luk’ I, Srorrim).
“…whatever the context, story is paramount, and whether the score’s role is to invisibly support the narrative, or – if called upon – to push it forward aggressively, ultimately sound and picture should fuse into one seamless whole…“