David Bird (cornet)

David started playing Cornet and Trumpet with the West Glamorgan Youth Music Brass Band, Wind Band and Orchestra. Through this platform, mentored by the legendary Keith Rees and Andy George, David became an active player and member of a number of bands based in South Wales; e.g. Adam Went Home, Glynn Neath Silver Band, Pontarddulais Brass Band, Penclawdd Brass Band, and the National Youth Brass Band of Wales. 

David's interest in music was developed through studying Creative Music Technology on the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. In 2014, David completed a Ph.D. candidacy at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Queen's University, Belfast. 

Outside of academia, David is an active composer and sound designer, working with Contemporary Dance, Circus, Theatre, Film, and Radio. Recent work has included working with Dylan Quinn Dance Company, Belfast Community Circus, Edwin Longbottom, Lisburn Community Circus, Kids in Control, and Sexy Raygun Productions.