The Museum of DAVE’S WAVES

The Museum of Dave’s Waves comes to Salisbury University’s Electronic Gallery April 11 through July 27! Get a table and choose from a menu of sonic and visual delights carefully crafted by master chef, David First. Dave will be serving up his classic Binaural Bites as well as, of course, his genuine, original, sonified-to-perfection Schumann Resonance data, his just intonation videos, and Dave’s Waves TV!
Chef First offers an opening “late lunch” performance on April 11 at 2pm in the Electronic Gallery!
Book a table at Dave’s Waves right away, since David First is quite simply a master when it comes to cooking up harmonics… Guaranteed to get your head spinning, indeed. Bon appetit! [Paris Transatlantic]

Dave’s Waves is an electronic fantastic voyage through the human brain. From relaxed to more tense sounds, many people will be astonished by this sound experience. [Perfect Sound Forever]

About the artist:

DAVID FIRST has always been fascinated by opposites and extremes. At 20 he played guitar with renowned avant-jazz pianist Cecil Taylor in a legendary Carnegie Hall concert. Two years later he was creating electronic music as an artist-in-residence at Princeton (released in 2013 on Dais records) and leading a Mummerʼs String Band in Philadelphia parades. He has played in raucous drunken bar bands, semi-legal DIY basements and in pin-drop quiet concert halls with classical ensembles. As a composer First has created everything from finely crafted pop songs to long, severely minimalist microtonal droneworks. His AIDS crisis opera, The Manhattan Book of the Dead, was staged at LaMama’s Annex Theater (NYC) in 1995 and in Potsdam, Germany in 1996. His 2011 song, We Are (featuring TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone), was released to much acclaim in the Occupy Movement and was officially released on the compilation Occupy This Album which also featured tracks by Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Yoko Ono a.o. First’s performances often find him sitting trance-like without seeming to move a muscle, unless he is playing with his psychedelic punk band, Notekillers, at which time he is a whirling blur of hyperactive energy. He has been called “a fascinating artist with a singular technique.” in the New York Times, and “a bizarre cross between Hendrix and La Monte Young.” in the Village Voice. First’s most recent project, Same Animal, Different Cages (Fabrica records), is a series of solo LPs on a variety of instruments, including acoustic guitar, analog synth, the most recent, Civil War Songs for solo harmonica, and sitar (TBR winter 2018). His sound installations have been exhibited at Studio 5 Beekman, Diapason, Exit Art and Harvestworks in NYC as well as the Kunstforeningen (Copenhagen) and Konstmuseum (Uppsala). Previous versions of Dave’s Waves Sonic Restaurant audio/video installation have been exhibited in Lier, Belgium (2002), Berlin (as part of Sonambiente in 2006), Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (2013), and Moscow (2018).

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