David Fisher

Composer, 2018

Marked by music that opens space for contemplation and experimentation, David Fisher (b. 1996) is an emerging composer currently based in Baltimore. Often drawing inspiration from nature, memory, literature, and cultural controversy, his music fluctuates between abstract and concrete narrative. Impacting audiences throughout the United States and Europe, David has received commissions and performances by ensembles Trio Mythos, Cantala Women’s Choir, and the New Voices Choir. During the summer of 2018, he worked with esteemed faculty of the highSCORE Festival, Fifth House Ensemble’s Fresh Inc Festival, and the European American Musical Alliance Nadia Boulanger Institute.

David’s compositions are largely characterized by his experience in vocal music, collaborative piano, and free improvisation. His voice lessons with Kenneth Bozeman piqued interest in vocal acoustics and spectral concepts. David was introduced to free improvisation through participation in a school ensemble that took on a variety of projects from improvising concert music, scores to silent film, dance pieces, and opera scenes. This has enlivened the use of aleatoric structures and improvisatory elements that encourage performers to take agency and explore. David actively seeks collaboration with artists in a variety of media including visual arts, poetry, contemporary choreography, and theatrical arts.

David is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Composition in the studio of Oscar Bettison at Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Composition from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music where he studied composition with Joanne Metcalf and Asha Srinivasan.

David Fisher – The Brother’s Revenge
for flute, cello, piano