I trained and performed as a classical musician, and then moved into composing for film. In 2015, I graduated with an MA in Scoring for Film and Visual Media from the Dublin Institute of Technology, based in the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Dublin. Coupled with film work I am an active contemporary composer and regularly compose music for live performance and mixed media.
At Windmill Lane, I studied under prominent international composer Christopher Young (Drag Me To Hell - Spiderman 3 - Hellraiser); orchestrator Conrad Pope (The Hobbit - Harry Potter - Jurassic Park); game composer Garry Schyman (BioShock - Dante's Inferno); tutors Richard Bellis and Andy Hill; and Irish composers Gregory Magee and Derek Gleeson.
I am an active member of the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland since 2018.
Alex Barclay - author and screenwriter'
"David is a gifted and intuitive composer – he quickly captures the essence of every scene; the characters, the motivation, the emotion, the pace, and the world in which it all unfolds. He draws inspiration both from the written word, and the visuals put before him, and is always excited to uncover the inner layers of the narrative. The result is that magical sense that the music was playing as the words were being written."