David Bird

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - 4:30 am



David Bird is a composer and producer of electroacoustic music from Laguna Beach, California. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and currently studies composition at Columbia University. His work frequently employs the use of live electronics with aims to strengthen the relationships between acoustic and electronic instruments. His music has been a “Staff Pick” on Vimeo and featured on their homepage, as well as publications such as The Atlantic and The Plain Dealer. A review from Pitchfork’s Altered Zones has described his expansive sound as, “vibrant, shirt-staining, color squirting… amidst swirling layers of white noise and choir… I do believe a lie-down is in order.” He’s participated in workshops on MIR (music information retrieval) at Stanford’s CCRMA facility, and has been an artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. His work has been performed across the country at venues and festivals such as the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), the University of Utah’s Dance for the Camera Festival, Qubit’s Noise “non-ference” and Machine Music festival, the Threshold New-Music festival, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.