Daniel Ramirez is a classically trained songwriter, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and composer studying Music Theory and Composition for Film and Multimedia at NYU Steinhardt. Originally from Anaheim, California, Daniel began composing at age thirteen. He recorded and released his first full-length album at sixteen and quickly grew an affinity for songwriting and an early appreciation for production. Daniel has studied songwriting privately with Dr. Joseph Church, as well as classical composition from Michel Merlet, and orchestration from Irwin Fisch.
As of now, Daniel is an active film composer currently based in New York City. His most recent collaborations include scores for films directed by Christopher Sansavera, Katie Paul, and Nicole Ramirez. In addition to scoring films and songwriting, Daniel is a skilled arranger, orchestrator, and composer of concert works, seeking inspiration from Impressionist composers such as Ravel, Messiaen, and Debussy. His main influences, however, remain more eclectic, and include such artists as Sufjan Stevens, Caroline Shaw, and Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Daniel has recently enjoyed several world premieres of his works, at venues such as the Provincetown Playhouse, NYU’s Frederick Lowe Theatre, and Chapman University’s Folino Theatre. His compositions attempt to find idiomatic similarities between electronic and acoustic production. Most recently, Daniel has been interested in studying analog electronics and orchestrating for non-traditional instruments.