|David Cunningham's first significant
commercial success came with The Flying Lizards'
record 'Money', an international hit in 1979. Since then his work
has ranged from pop music to gallery installations, including work for
television, film, contemporary dance, and a series of collaborations
with visual artists. His installation works explore the real time
experience of the acoustic qualities of a space. Locations have
included Chisenhale Gallery London (1994), Biennale of Sydney (1998) and the Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art
2003. Subsequent installations have taken place within ICC Tokyo, Ikon Gallery
Birmingham, Camden Arts Centre London and 1m³ Lausanne.
Since the release of his first album 'Grey Scale' in 1976 he has worked
as a musician and record producer, engaging with an eclectic range of
people and music, from pop groups (This
Schaumburg) to improvisers (David
Beresford) to Michael Nyman's
music for Peter Greenaway's
films and work with Ute Lemper
Music for film and television has included Ken
McMullen's films 'Zina' and (in
collaboration with Michael
Giles and Jamie
Dance' (to be re-released in 2014), and a series of film and
television collaborations with visual artists which has included John Latham,
David Hall, Stephen Partridge, Bruce McLean and Tony Sinden. Related work
has included the production and treatment of sound for installation and
broadcast artworks by Susan
Hiller, Cerith Wyn
Evans, Martin Creed,
Wearing, Thomas Demand, Sam
Taylor-Wood, Brad Butler
and Karen Mirza and many others.
Live music - alongside solo performances (see downloads)
has involved collaboration and performances with Yasuaki Shimizu,
Scanner, Panasonic, Kathy Acker, Michael Nyman, John Cage, Peter
Greaves, Rie Nakajima, Apache 61 and others.
"A Lot of Pianos" - David Cunningham
commissioned seven composers and artists (including himself) each to
compose a work for multiple pianos to be performed by a large ensemble
of pianists in Markson's
piano shop over the course of an evening, a unique opportunity to
explore the possibilities of a large number of pianos (2010).
Visiting Professor, Royal College of Art, London (2011/12).
Creed's album 'Love To You' produced by David Cunningham (2012).
Music for Ken
McMullen's film 'Οχί' (for release in 2014).