David Coll is a composer working in various disciplines, from concert hall to theatre and dance to interactive installations. He has studied at the University of Illinois, IRCAM in Paris (Cursus and Cursus 2), and at the University of California-Berkeley, receiving his Ph.D. in December 2010. His work is slowly gaining exposure both in the US and abroad with performances at festivals such as the World Music Days/Gaida Festival, Gaudeamus Music Week (2005 and 2009), Voix Nouvelles (Abbaye de Royaumont), the Spark Festival, the Tzlil Meudcan Festival, the MATA Festival (2012) as well as with collaborations with musicians such as cellist Severine Ballon, soprano Donatienne Michel-Dansac, baritone Lionel Peintre, and pianist Sebastian Berweck. For the calendar year 2012, David will be living in Belgium, working at the Orpheus Institute, with composer Luc Brewaeys as his tutor for a new work for Orchestra.
His music has been performed by, among others, Vocaallab Nederlands, Ensemble Itineraire, Ensemble Praesenz, Les Jeunes Solistes, sfSound ensemble, the Eco Ensemble, and the Berkeley Symphony (Under Construction Series composer in residence 2010-2011), at venues such as IRCAM, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Musikgebouw aan ‘t Ij, the Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius, and the Zellerbach Performing Arts Center.
Along with artists Kim Anno and Ricardo Rivera, David is part of the artist collective and series Ice on the High, curating and creating works that blend music and the arts with ecological and cultural sustainability issues. Previous shows at the Berkeley Arts Center and the Pacific Basin. Ice on the High is in residence at the Milkbar in Oakland, CA in the Fall of 2011.
David has studied with Edmund Campion, Ken Ueno, Franck Bedrossian, Yan Maresz, Erik Ulman, and Jason Eckardt. He has participated in master classes with composers Chaya Czernowin, Steven Takasugi, Brian Ferneyhough, Alvin Curran, Martin Bresnick, Mauro Lanza, Philippe Leroux, to name a few. He is a member of Poto (potoweb.org).
email: davidccoll [at] gmail [dot] com