David Bird ’12

Major: TIMARA

Project(s):
Tau Recording Project (Spring 2011-12)
ACADEMY (Winter 2010-11)


Biography 1

David Bird is a composer of electroacoustic music from Laguna Beach, California. He currently studies composition and technology in music and related arts (TIMARA) at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His work frequently employs the use of live electronics with aims to strengthen the relationships between acoustic and electronic instruments. His music has been “Vimeo staff-picked” and featured on their homepage, and publications such as The Atlantic and NPR. A review from Pitchfork s altered zones describes his ever-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.” His work has been presented in masterclasses with Gordon Mumma, Brett Battey and Rand Steiger, and he has lectured on the topic of electroacoustic composition at Cal-Arts and the University of Akron. He s participated in Google-led workshops on MIR (music information retrieval) at Stanford s CCRMA facility, and has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and twice a feature on the Oberlin Danenberg Honors Recital. His work has been performed across the country at venues such as the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), SEAMUS, the University of Utah s Dance for the Camera Festival, the Threshold New-Music festival and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Biography 2

David Bird is a composer of electro-acoustic music from Laguna Beach, California. He currently studies composition and technology in music and related arts (TIMARA) at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His work frequently employs the use of live electronics with aims to strengthen the relationships between acoustic and electronic instruments. His music has been “Vimeo staff-picked” and featured on their homepage and publications such as The Plain Dealer, The Atlantic, and NPR. His work has been performed across the country at venues such as the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.