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David May is a composer based in Bath, U.K.  His recent compositions have taken inspiration from a wide range of cultural sources including literature (Choice Words, Sacred Words) and table-top gaming (d20 for Quartet). 

David is interested in the impact of community and human influence. His work has explored this through interactions such as postcards and greetings cards.  

His music has been played around the world, including a performance in Nepal and a recording in Texas. He was shortlisted for the Bath Spa Porthleven Prize 2017.

David is currently studying for his MMus Composition under James Saunders at Bath Spa University. Previously he has studied with both Adam Swayne and Steven Baystead at the University of Chichester.

 

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David is interested in utilising the sonic possibilities of instruments and often makes use of frameworks that change with each performance creating the possibilities of multiple paths through the same soundworld. His work has also explored the impact of community and human influence in literature and social conventions; using interactions such as postcards and greetings cards.  

In 2013 he was commissioned to write music for nursing students to sing as part of a visit to Nepal. His work was also selected by Michael Mikulka for his project The Vine Orchestra which sought to bring contemporary music to new listeners using seven second compositions.

David is currently studying for his MMus Composition under James Saunders at Bath Spa University. Previously he has studied with both Adam Swayne and Steven Baystead at the University of Chichester.

Currently, David is working on a number of collaborative projects with other musicians and artists. He is also writing a series of event scores and works exploring depictions of romance in literature.