Dave teaches and studies Music Technologies at Staffordshire University, teaching MAX/MSP, mastering, sound synthesis and Quartz Composer. He creates music and video and holds a PhD in Visual Music composition. His earlier research centred on sonification and auditory display and his composition ‘Listen (Awakening)’ was performed at the Sydney Opera House as part of the ICAD conference in 2004. His more recent work focuses on composition for Visual Music with animation and electronic music. Dave's personal musical output began when playing in various bands in and around Sheffield after leaving school. This developed into solo electronic dance music influenced productions and more recently into more traditional songwriting. He is mainly studio based, uses a variety of production techniques and also does freelance mastering work. Information on these productions is on my music page. Dave is From the Floor section editor for Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture and has a keen interest in dance music, particularly the free party ethos.
Many of my fixed media compositions have been performed at concerts and festivals including: the Soundings Festival Edinburgh, MANTIS Festival University of Manchester, flEXiff Experimental Film Festival Sydney Australia, Understanding Visual Music, Brasil, Seeing Sound Bath Spa, ICMC Shanghai China and NoiseFloor Festival Staffordshire.
Audio Visual Composition
I completed a practice based PhD in 2014, which involved the creation of a portfolio of compositions influenced by visual music and colour. You can find out more information on this on my PhD Portfolio Page. My PhD, 'Visual Music Composition with Electronic Sound and Video' thesis can be found on Staffordshire University's ePrints site here: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/2047/