Biography

 

Dave Price has worked as a composer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, sound designer, musical director, record producer, arranger, teacher and a drummer in a pop band. He studied violin and piano, read music at Durham University and taught himself percussion before receiving a scholarship to study with Stanislaw Skoczynski at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw for three years.

He works regularly in theatre and has a longstanding association with the award winning physical theatre company Gecko. He was a performer in Taylor’s Dummies and The Overcoat, and composed original scores for The Overcoat, Missing and Institute, all of which toured internationally and The Time of Your Life, which was commissioned specially for a live broadcast on BBC4 from Television Centre.

As a musician Dave has performed and recorded extensively with many different groups including five albums and several years touring with the pop group Aqualung, and with singer songwriter Gwyneth Herbert, co-producing her most recent album The Sea Cabinet.

He co-founded the experimental music collective Noszferatu who perform regularly at major UK contemporary music festivals and on BBC Radio 3. Their CD Drempel (NMC) includes his composition Lee’s Game, which was short-listed for a BASCA Composers Award in 2008.

Other recent highlights include original scores for From Morning to Midnight (National Theatre), Cymbeline (RSC), A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tom Morris with Handspring Puppet Company (Bristol Old Vic and international tour); scores and sound design for A Soldier in Every Son, Troilus and Cressida and Measure for Measure (RSC), King Lear, The Crucible, Life Raft (Bristol Old Vic), Young, Autistic and Stagestruck (Channel 4 / Lyric Hammersmith), The Roof (Requardt & Rosenberg); recording with Regina Spektor (Far), Duke Special (Oh Pioneer!) and Tom Chaplin (The Wave), Finn Peters’ Music of the Mind project and gigs with Eska.