I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer. (Richard Strauss)

Witty, sometimes charming, evocative and extremely descriptive. (Pamela Zero)


a very small consortium will present another concert of miniatures on September 27, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The program will include Mysteries of the Tiny Cheesehead Music for solo percussion and the premiere of Mac and Tiny Cheesehead Music for saxophone quartet.

Redshift Music Society has posted freely available recordings of 15 ringtone pieces, each 20 seconds long, including Doppler Effect. Be the first kid on your block with these unique sounds on your phone.

Sunset, a one-note piece for piano, was selected for Juan María Solare's “One-note music” project and was premiered June 24, 2014 at the Theater of the University of Bremen, Germany.

Redshift Music Society has selected Doppler Effect as one of 15 ringtone pieces, each 20 seconds long, to be premiered in Vancouver, BC, by the Negative Zed ensemble on August 10, 2014. The concert will be streamed live to the Internet, and the pieces will be recorded and made available for free download.

By the River has been selected for the 60x60 2012 Pacific Rim Mix which will be premiered at the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach on February 20, 2014.


The @Vine_Orchestra premiered and recorded David's five-second piece Lyrical on Dec. 1 in Austin, TX, along with about 50 other very short pieces. The recordings are available on YouTube: here is Lyrical; and here is a playlist of all 52 pieces.

a very small consortium premiered Nobody Expects the Tiny Cheesehead Music for two saxophones at their concert on November 8, 2013, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

ASCAP has awarded David a standard award for 2013.

Forgotten at Dawn... has been named one of three winners in the Los Angeles New Music Ensemble's Quartet competition. It will be recorded for release on Centaur records and was performed three times in Los Angeles, CA: May 29 at the Republic of Pie, June 1 at the Edendale Branch Libary, and at June 1's Classical Revolution: L.A. happy hour at the Silverlake Lounge.

Improvisation for solo viola was performed by Pamela Ryan on June 8th, 2013, at Michelle's Piano Company in Portland, OR, as part of a Seventh Species concert.

By the River was premiered March 30, 2013, at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, CA, as part of 60x60 2012 Environmental Mix.

Ecoando do uirapuru received its U.S. premiere February 10, 2013, when Maria Carolina Cavalcanti repeated her Fifteen Minutes of Fame set at Jan Hus Church in New York, NY.

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