Daniel Swilley (b. 1980) is a German-American composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. He holds a BM from Valdosta State University, a MM from Georgia State University, and is currently pursuing a DMA in Music Composition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he is the Operations Assistant for the Experimental Music Studios. Swilley’s past composition teachers include Tayloe Harding, Robert Scott Thompson, Heinrich Taube, and Stephen Taylor. He is currently studying with Mei-Fang Lin and Scott Wyatt.
Swilley’s honors include the performance of his Facture No. 2 for Solo Percussion (commissioned by Caleb Herron) at the 2006 June in Buffalo Festival by Ensemble SurPlus. Swilley’s work Absolute Zero for stereo electroacoustic music was included in the In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios (1958-2008) commemorative four disc collection, and was performed at the 2009 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. His works have also been performed at College Music Society and Society of Composers Inc. Conferences.
Swilley is a member of BMI, SEAMUS, and Society of Composers Inc.
Works published by Kefáli Press: