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New Video of Undula

My 2017 piece for piano solo, recorded by Sequoia
Two Premieres

Two new works for 2019
New Commission for 2018 BBC Proms

Sidechaining was premiered at the Proms on July 15th.
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
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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


100 year old Polyrhythms Vs. New Polyrhythms
   
The Music that isn't Itself

How CORY HENRY Crafts a SOLO (Snarky Puppy LINGUS)
   
Why your MUSIC sounds 12 Shades of Grey

How GUMBOOTS Became my Most Successful Piece
   
Please the PUBLIC or please the ACADEMICS?

A brief history of 20th Century Classic Music (TETRIS-style)
   
Why Jazz Musicians Love Stravinsky

Choirs Canons & Loops
   
Why is there so little MELODY in new classical music

Forthcoming Events


Apr 13 2019
446 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT, CT
Gil Shaham, Greater Bridgeport Symphony
Apr 14 2019
Keswick Music Society
Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet
Apr 23 2019
Kundalee
(World Premiere)

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