David Cunningham   
David Cunningham                               

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David Cunningham's 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), The Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain 2003, subsequent installations have included ICC Tokyo, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, Camden Arts Centre London and 1m3 Lausanne.

Born 1954 in Ireland, artist and musician David Cunningham lives and works in London.  His 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.

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 Heat, Palais Schaumburg) to improvisers (David Toop, Steve Beresford) to Michael Nyman's music for Peter Greenaway's films and work with Ute Lemper and others.

Music for film and television has included Ken McMullen's films 'Zina' and (in collaboration with Michael Giles and Jamie Muir) 'Ghost 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, Amikam Toren, Joćo Penalva, Ceal Floyer, Ian Breakwell, Gillian 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 Gordon, John Greaves, Rie Nakajima, Apache 61 and others.