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David Bird © Jonathan Aprea
David Bird © Jonathan Aprea

David Bird


June, July, August 2022

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

David Bird is a composer and multimedia artist based in New York City. His work explores the dramatic potential of electroacoustic and multimedia environments, often highlighting the relationships between technology and the individual. His work has been performed internationally, at venues and festivals such as the MATA festival in New York City; the Gaudeamus Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands; the Wien Modern Festival in Vienna, Austria; the SPOR festival in Aarhus, Denmark; the IRCAM Manifeste Festival in Paris, France; the Musica Electronica Nova Festival in Wrocław, Poland; and the Festival Mixtur in Barcelona, Spain. He has composed and collaborated with groups like the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), the Jack Quartet, the Mivos Quartet, the Bozzini Quartet, Yarn/Wire, Talea Ensemble, Mantra Percussion, Ensemble Proton Bern, and loadbang.

He is a founding member of the New York-based chamber ensemble TAK, and an artistic-director with Qubit New Music, a non-profit group that curates and produces experimental music events in New York City. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Hamilton College and has previously taught courses in Composition and Computer Music at Columbia University, The New School, and the Stevens Institute of Technology.