Dave has been a tutor in Music Technologies at Staffordshire University for 10 years. He is also studying part time towards a PhD in Visual Music composition under the guidance of Tim Howle (Medway) and Stella Mills (Staffordshire). His earlier research centred on sonification and his composition ‘Listen (Awakening)’ was performed at the Sydney Opera House as part of the ICAD conference in 2004. His more recent work focuses on composition for Visual (Video) Music with an emphasis on Acousmatic Composition and how this can be interpreted visually with colours. Dave also produces more mainstream Electronic music under the name of ‘PAYL’.
Dave’s more recent compositions have been performed at the Soundings Festival Edinburgh, MANTIS Festival University of Manchester and NoiseFloor Festival Staffordshire.