Daniel researches at the University of Toronto where he was a Bombardier SSHRC Doctoral Fellow and a recipient of the Faculty of Music’s Graduating Award.
Dr. Oore’s dissertation, “Snap, Twang, and Blue Note: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Features that Accompany Temporal Deviations in African-American Musics,” was accepted ‘as is’. He was an invited presenter at the University of Toronto’s Research Colloquium in Music Education and at Stanford University’s Music and the Brain Symposium, at the Center for Computer Research in Acoustics and Music (CCRMA).
His projects have been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Graduate Scholarships, NS Dept. of Culture, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and numerous awards. He received a University Medal from Dalhousie University.
Embodied and multimodal musical experience is a theme in Oore’s research (e.g. the music of motion, the music of speech).
Current research includes:
- Pedagogy of spontaneous and interdisciplinary improvisation (ongoing longitudinal study)
- AI-music collaborations with Sageev Oore (Google Brain, Vector, Dalhousie)
- Media studies collaborations with Carol Vernallis (Stanford)
- Rhythm & temporality and their interactions with other auditory, visual, and kinesthetic elements, experienced through different media (e.g. sound design, music, music video, film, film trailer)
- Cultural-lineal, mythic–spiritual, psycho-emotional, and sociopolitical analysis of audio and audiovisual media
- Donald Trump, music-media (forthcoming book chapter with University of North Texas Press)
- Snap, twang, blue note, and temporal deviation