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David Mason

David Mason David Mason is an Auckland-based composer, sonic artist, and sound designer/music producer who is currently finishing his Bachelor Honours degree majoring in Music Composition. His teachers and mentors include David Chisholm, John Coulter, Eve de Castro-Robinson, Leonie Holmes and John Psathas.

David is the 2020 Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Rising Star Composer-in-Residence. In 2019, David's work Zephyr was workshopped in the APO Our Voices Workshop. The piece was also accepted into the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composer's Award. In 2018, David was awarded a Summer Research Scholarship by the University of Auckland to research composition methods for interactive music in video game environments.

As a sound designer, David was a featured producer on Kirsten Strom's album Wavering Lines and has produced the music of a large variety of ensembles. He was co-leader of a student-led recording initiative in 2018, where he collaborated with and brought together performers, composers and producers from around the university. He continues to work as a freelance sound producer and technician.

(Updated November 2019)