David Harper has over 15 years experience performing and composing music for various media including film, TV, theatre, sonic art, mixed-media and art installations.
Commissions include BBC 2’s Egypt’s Lost Queens; Venice 24/7, a six part documentary series for BBC Four; the hugely popular BBC travel documentary series Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys; Channel Four’s Grand Designs; Discovery Channel’s 911: The Bronx; and Museum of the Year 2015, three short films for BBC News. Music for dramatic works includes British made action movie Money Kills; award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne’s powerful hit play Riff Raff; and the scores for three Stafford Festival Shakespeare Productions, one of Britain’s leading open air drama productions. Other commissions include commercials for Yamaha Motorsports and Nissan.
He is currently working closely with artists from a number of cross media disciplines, from both the visual arts and sonic arts in the production of live art, installation events and son et lumiere.
‘Luxmuralis’ and ‘ExternalGalleries’ projects include:
‘Vinovisione’ sound and light installation, Copertino, Italy 2015; Lichfield Cathedral sound and light installations 2015; ‘City of Sport 2016’ film and music, ‘A Soldier’s Letter Home’ short film 2014, Potteries museum Stoke-On-Trent. ‘The Gathering’ (Bolsover Castle) 2011; ‘The Flax Mill ‘ Son et Lumier, Ditherington, Shrewsbury 2010. ‘A Grand Illumination’ sound and light installation celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Olympics in Shrewsbury; ‘Samuel Johnson at 300’ Son et Lumiere at Lichfield 2009.