David Morrow (Pianist)


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David Morrow was born in Rhode Island USA in 1952. He graduated, in 1976, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. From 1979 until 1987 he worked as a free-lance musician in New York City. During this time, he was engaged at New York University, the Martha Graham School, and the Alvin Ailey School.
David began working with choreographer William Forsythe in 1989, as pianist, performer, and composer. Since then, he has composed and performed the music for Woolf Phrase II, Decreation, Ricercar, Atmospheric Studies (Part I), Clouds after Cranach (Part II), Fivefold and Yes We Can’t. He has also appeared on stage as speaker in various pieces. Additionally, David has collaborated with diverse choreographers and artists within Europe. His two hour piece for violin and piano, Where the mountain crosses…, was premiered in Bad Nauheim in 1998 with the violinist Ian van Rensburg, sculptor Bruno Feger and choreographer Stéphane Fléchet. In 2006, this music evolved into the piece Bergwelten which was performed in Luzern by the dance company of choreographer Verena Weiss. Fürchtet Euch Nicht followed in 2009 and in Stuttgart (2010), the music for the theater piece Penelope. In collaboration with the choreographer Xin-Peng Wang in Dortmund, have been three ballet compositions since 2005: Das Lied vom Meer, Mein Bach, and Raum X. Mein Bach was also performed by the Hong Kong Ballet in 2009.

The list of other artists with whom David has worked includes Stephen Galloway, Richard Move, Kevin Oakes, Suse Wächter, and Mike Figgis. In 2010 he performed in Die Farce der Suche, directed by the Argentine choreographer Paula Rosolen. Since 1990, he has been a resident of Frankfurt am Main. www.david-morrow.com

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