Daniel Perttu’s music seeks to develop aesthetic approaches to composition that were lost or overlooked in the
rush to modernism. Although his aesthetic perspective does not eschew modernist elements, it does hold that
is still a vital source of unrealized artistic statements. Though romantic at its core, his music draws
from a diverse range of compositional materials, both tonal and atonal, rhythmic and free, and uses a broad
spectrum of timbres. In this aesthetic, innovation arises from the melding of the new with the traditional and from
the manipulation of musical syntax and form.