David Grant

David Grant (b. 1976) holds degrees in music composition from Northwestern University (DMA), San Francisco State University (MA) and Columbia College (BA). His primary composition instructors were Jay Alan Yim, Augusta Read Thomas, Josh Levine, Ronald Caltabiano and Gustavo Leone.

David's music is objective, non-teleological and irregularly repetitive. His primary influences include natural environmental sounds, the music of Morton Feldman, Igor Stravinsky and Steve Reich, and the music of Latin America, particularly from Brazil and Cuba.

Notable ensembles and performers who have played his work include the Northwestern Contemporary Music Ensemble under the supervision of Oliver Knussen, Quince Ensemble, Lukas Fels, Graeme Jennings, the New York New Music Ensemble, the San Francisco Contemporary Chamber Players, the Mivos Quartet and the Fonema Consort. His works have also been performed at summer music festivals including the June In Buffalo contemporary music festival, the SICPP festival in Boston, the Sonic Fusion Festival in Scotland and at the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene, Oregon.

David is also the primary composer and keyboardist in the Chicago experimental jazz/rock ensemble, Maurice. Maurice's music can be heard at mauricechicago.bandcamp.com. David currently lives in Chicago and teaches music theory, aural skills, composition and music history at Columbia College, North Central College and DePaul University.

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