Dave Payling

Stafford, UK

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Dave has been a tutor in Music Technologies at Staffordshire University for 13 years, teaching MAX/MSP, mastering and sound synthesis. He has also just completed a PhD (subject to minor revisions) 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 electroacoustic composition and how this can be combined with abstract animation and video conrete. Dave also produces more mainstream Electronic music under the name of ‘PAYL’.

Dave’s compositions have been performed at the Soundings Festival Edinburgh, MANTIS Festival University of Manchester, flEXiff Experimental Film Festival Sydney Australia, Seeing Sound Bath Spa and NoiseFloor Festival Staffordshire.


  1. National Trevor
  2. Joseph Hyde
  3. Francesc Martí
  4. Jean Piché
  5. Ocusonic
  6. AJ Epstein
  7. Semiconductor
  8. Daniel Hopkins
  9. Bret Battey
  10. Andrew Hill
  11. Louise Harris