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A Premiere at the Elbphilharmonie

David has written a new piece for plucked instruments commissioned by NDR
New piece for San Diego Symphony

David was asked to write a fanfare for departing Maestro, Jahja Ling
Cymbeline / Avi Avital & Dovers

Concert performance of Cymbeline by Avi Avital & Dover Quartet, from the Vancouver leg of their recent North American tour.
Nothing - Danish Premiere

Danish National Opera gives the Danish premiere of Nothing this February, as the opera receives numerous 'Best of Year' reviews from the critics
The Consolation of Rain

Another fantastic performance and video from Camerata Pacifica, here's the world premiere of the work they commissioned The Consolation of Rain.
Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road US Tour

The ensemble, who commissioned Cut the Rug perform the piece at a string of high-profile festivals across the US this summer.
Steampunk / Camerata Pacifica

Check out the costumes and stunning musicianship on display in this performance of Steampunk filmed earlier in the year in Santa Barbara.
Jennifer Koh @ NYPhil Biennial

Jennifer will premiere David's new solo violin piece 'Marzipan'.
Julian Bliss/Carducci Quartet Gumboots CD released
Five-star reviews for Nothing
'Nothing' premiered at Glyndebourne in February to huge critical acclaim.
Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Film Trailer
The Music of Strangers, a new film about Yo-Yo Ma's unique ensemble features Bruce's specially composed work 'Cut the Rug'
Philip's approval
Philip Pullman tweeted that 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' was "one of the best treatments a story of mine has ever received. Loved it!"
Violin Concerto Premiere with Gil Shaham
'Frafile Light', a new violin concerto was premiered by Gil Shaham and the San Diego Symphony

David's Youtube Channel

Premiere Vlog #1 Elbphilharmonie
Why is there no Saxophone in the Orchestra?

How the way you TALK affects the MUSIC you write
The Unbearable Irrelevance of Contemporary Music

Composing with Noise
Composing with One Note

How to get to Carnegie Hall (or your own personal equivalent)
The Cutting Edge of JAZZ SWING Theory

10 Gateway Drug Pieces for Contemporary Classical Music
Radiohead & The Rhythmic Illusion

Irrational Time Signatures & Rhythms
Fastest Clapping in Music

Forthcoming Events

Apr 24 2018
Melbourne Recital Center, Mebourne, Australia
Avi Avital & Giocoso String Quartet
Jun 29 2018
St Georges, Bristol
Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet
Nov 13 2018
City Recital Hall, Sydney, Australia
Omega Ensemble

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