David Gunn performer
David Gunn is a ‘reliably offbeat’* composer, writer, isosogist.
David Gunn is a Vermont composer whose music is equally at home in Carnegie Hall as in a gravity-depleted observation chamber aboard an outer space research vessel. He has written for full symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles and soloists, as well as adventurous vocal groups. Ray Bradbury’s Pandemonium Theatre Company has five times trod the California boards accompanied by his incidental music. (If you were wondering, one of the “incidents” occurred on the spaceship.) He has written three tunes for Ethel and is contemplating a fourth. The Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble has commissioned no fewer than 12 pieces from him. (Also no more than 12: a composer’s life is not an easy one.) In 2003, Albany Records released Somewhere East of Topeka, a CD of his chamber music performed by VCME. Brisk sales are anticipated any day now. [Add to the briskness: Buy it now!] For 10½ years, Gunn co-hosted the award-winning weekly radio show Kalvos & Damian’s New Music Bazaar. Gunn is also a writer and humorist, and lives simultaneously in Barre, Vermont and in hope of, in order, peace on earth, good will towards men, and a pile of cash in the bank.
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