David Nunn is a composer and music educator based in London. His output encompasses instrumental, vocal, choral, and electronic music, and ranges from solo to orchestral in scope. Through his music, he aims to create an escapism for the listener, and his music is often driven by circular processes and immersive textures. It is sometimes minimal and introspective, and at other times joyous and chaotic. He is a founder and co-director of Stomping Ground Collective.
He has written for musicians such as ensemble recherche, Equinox Duo, The Hermes Experiment, Parandrus, Psappha, Elias Peter Brown, Emily Earl, Thomas Fetherstonhaugh, George Fu, Zoë Martlew, Lauren Scott, Mark Simpson, Rosalind Ventris, and Huw Watkins. His choral music has been performed by numerous choirs across Europe, in the US, and in the Far East.
He studied with Helen Grime at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the RCS Muriel Dawson Award and Alan Bush Composition Prize, and he also studied with Julian Anderson and Christian Mason. His music is published non-exclusively by Black Dot Press.
If you would like to perform his music or commission a piece, please get in touch.
6 February 2022, 6pm
St. John's College, Cambridge
Sitivit anima mea
The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge
Andrew Nethsingha, conductor
19 March 2022, 6pm
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Alastair Watson, clarinet
David Nunn, piano
Commissioned by Alastair Watson
18 May 2022, 7pm
Pushkin House, London
new work for wind quintet and piano
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postponed due to coronavirus:
The Goat and the Kid
New London Children's Choir
Commissioned by NLCC
oh pristine example
St. John's Choir and live electronics
Commissioned by St. John's Choir
Credit: Carol Parris
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