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David Simons


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David Simons is a composer and performer specializing in percussion, Theremin, electronics, homemade instruments, and World Music. Recordings of his works include CDs “Fung Sha Noon” and “Prismatic Hearing” (Tzadik); the opera “The Birth of George” (Tellus/Harvestworks) w/Lisa Karrer; 3 CDs for Gamelan Son of Lion and on albums by God is My Co-Pilot, Stockhausen, Music for Homemade Instruments, and many others. David’s work in music for theater and dance has brought him to Europe, Asia, Honolulu, Bali, and even Guantanamo. He has been awarded a Rockefeller Bellagio residency, NYFA fellowships, commissions and travel awards. Simons’ composition “Odentity” for the Harry Partch instruments was premiered by Newband in 2007 and is on his newest Tzadik CD “Fung Sha Noon” (2009). David is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts. His writings on music and sound are published in Radiotexte(Semiotexte#16), EAR magazine, and Soundings.

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