|David Cunningham's first significant
commercial success came with The Flying Lizards'
record 'Money', an international hit in 1979. His work
as producer, musician and composer
has ranged across many genres of
music and includes work for
television, film, contemporary dance, and significant collaborations
with visual artists and filmmakers.
In parallel with these
comparatively conventional music activities his installation works have
explored 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
Birmingham, Camden Arts Centre London, 1m³ Lausanne and most recently at Laure
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
Film and television work has included two
continuing collaborations - with William Raban,
most recently '72-82'
and with Ken
McMullen, recently with 'Οχί An Act of
his 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,
Wearing, Thomas Demand, Sam
Taylor-Wood, John Latham,
David Hall, Stephen Partridge, Bruce McLean, Tony Sinden,
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.
Sound for Andrea
Zimmerman's 'Estate, a
Reverie' (2015), production for Martin Creed's 'Let Them In' (2015)