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Merging jazz, pop and classical roots it comes as no surprise that the music of Daniel Biro sounds so distinctive. Of Hungarian descent, Biro spent his first years in Rome, grew up in France and has been living and working in London (UK) since 1985. During his keyboard studies at the Jazz Conservatory of Monaco and Nice University (France) he put together a series of experimental bands and wrote the music for several theatrical productions. This resulted in an early use of electronic instruments and an interest in visual performance, which is reflected in all his work.
In 1993 he founded the Sargasso label to promote contemporary experimental and avant-garde music. His long-term collaborators include choreographer Jane Turner, singer songwriter Orange, sound designer Mike Willox, guitarist Rob Palmer, French film-maker Olivier Sarrazin.
He plays and records with his jazz/psychedelic band Mysteries Of The Revolution formed together with multi-instrumentalist BB Davis, with whom he also runs Hole In The Wall productions. He is currently president of the CAMAC Art Centre in France. His CDs have been critically acclaimed worldwide.
Biro's 'love affair' with the Fender Rhodes electric piano has led him to develop new sound exploration techniques for the instrument. As well as his on-going experimentation as an improviser, Biro has been working as a sound-designer for several installations and inter-disciplinary events. He is involved in on-going research into real-time interactive technologies which have led to the development of new performance interface systems linking, for example, dancers' movements to score generating for live musicians (see eMerge).
Together with film-maker and theatre director Antonio Ribeiro he has recently set up the Ambient Arts Agency to research and develop environmental arts installations in public spaces such as galleries, shops, museums, supermarkets, hotels etc.
Overall, Biro's interests focus on the intersection between improvisation, generative compositional structures, science (Chaos, Complexity, Emergence) and spirituality.