|David Cunningham's work spans
many genres of
music, including work for
television, film, contemporary dance, and significant collaborations
with visual artists and filmmakers. His first
commercial success came with The Flying Lizards'
record 'Money', an international hit in 1979.
Since the release of his first album 'Grey Scale'
in 1976 David Cunningham 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
films and with Ute
Lemper. More recently he has produced albums by Joanne
O Yama O.
In parallel with these
comparatively conventional music activities his installation works have
explored the real time
experience of the acoustic qualities of a space. This body of
work began with an installation at Chisenhale
London (1994) and was subsequently developed for a series installations
at the Biennale of Sydney (1998),
the Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art
2003, ICC Tokyo, Ikon
Birmingham, 1m³ Lausanne and most
recently at Laure
Film and television work has included two
continuing collaborations - with William Raban,
'London Republic' and 'Available Light'
and with Ken
McMullen, most recently with 'Οχί An Act of
Resistance' and McMullen's
earlier films 'Being and Doing',
Giles and Jamie
Dance'. Related work
has included the production and treatment of sound for installation and
broadcast artworks by Susan
Hiller, Cerith Wyn
Evans, Martin Creed, Amikam
Wearing, Thomas Demand, Sam
Taylor-Wood, John Latham,
David Hall, Stephen Partridge, Bruce McLean, Tony Sinden, Brad Butler
and Karen Mirza and many others.
Live music has involved solo
performances and multiple
collaborations including appearances with Yasuaki Shimizu,
Yama O, John
Greaves, Rie Nakajima, Scanner, Pan sonic, Kathy Acker, Michael Nyman, John Cage, Mieko Shimizu and others.
projects have included recording and occasionally performing with O Yama O and in
Penalva and Rui Lopes Graça,
two ballet scores for Companhia
Nacional de Bailado, Lisbon.