David Coll

Steven Stucky Fellow


David Coll (b.1980) is a composer of music that engages physical presence with technology to create works of dramatic, introspective, and often playful effect. His artistic practice began with chamber music, expanded with collaborative projects, developed with interdisciplinary works in sound sculpture, interactive installation art, dance, etc., and now focuses on stage arts. Groups that perform his works in the USA include line upon line percussion, Ogni Suono saxophone duo, ICE, and Wild Rumpus; and abroad 2e2m, RepertorioZero, Itinéraire, among others. Soloists who have championed his work include Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Séverine Ballon, Lionel Peintre, and Mellissa Hughes.

As an educator, David has lectured at institutions including MIT, Columbia College, and Washington University. He was a Visiting Professor at Hanyang University (Seoul, Korea) and this year is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, with further education at IRCAM (Cursus and Cursus 2), the Orpheus Institute, and the University of Illinois. David is originally from Tenafly, New Jersey, and has called the San Francisco Bay Area his home since moving there in 2003. He has long participated at the Poto Festival, an interdisciplinary gathering of poets, artists, musicians, and other creative minds held in Grass Valley, California.