David Cunningham

Real Name:
David Cunningham
Producer, composer and founder of the Piano label David Cunningham was born in Ireland in 1954 and lives and works in London. His first significant success came with The Flying Lizards' single 'Money', an international hit in 1979. Currently he is AHRB Research Fellow in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle. Specialising in studio processes, loops and treatments, Cunningham's work has ranged from pop music to gallery installations, including work for television, film, contemporary dance, and a number of collaborations with visual artists.
Since his first album release 'Grey Scale' in 1976 he has worked as a composer and record producer, engaging with an eclectic range of people and music, from rock groups (This Heat, Owada) to improvisors (David Toop, Steve Beresford) to Michael Nyman's music for Peter Greenaway's films and work with Ute Lemper and others. 'Canta', commissioned by Ian Spink, was the first of a series of works for dance and performance through the 1980s and onwards which has included commissions from Goro Namerikawa, Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane and collaboration with Finnish choreographer Tiina Huczkowski. Live work has involved collaboration and performances with John Cage, Kathy Acker, Michael Nyman, Peter Gordon, Panasonic, Michael Giles, Scanner and others. Music for film and television has included Ken McMullen's films 'Zina' and (in collaboration with Michael Giles and Jamie Muir) 'Ghost Dance', and a series of television collaborations with visual artists which has included John Latham, David Hall, Stephen Partridge, Bruce McLean. Related work has included the production and treatment of sound for installation and broadcast artworks by Sam Taylor-Wood, Susan Hiller, João Penalva, Gillian Wearing and others. Since 1993 David Cunningham has been developing a series of installations based on real time exploration of acoustics including 'The Listening Room', Biennale of Sydney (1998). He showed 2 installation works in "Days Like These", The Tate Triennial of Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain and most recently has shown installations at ICC, Tokyo and Ikon, Birmingham.
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Piano 001 David Cunningham - Grey Scale album art David Cunningham Grey Scale (Album) Piano Recordings Piano 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
MOMENT 103 David Cunningham - Zina album art Barrie Guard & David Cunningham Barrie Guard & David Cunningham - Zina(LP) Filmtrax MOMENT 103 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Piano 008 David Cunningham - Dances - Music From Faust album art David Cunningham Dances - Music From Faust(Cass, Album) Piano Piano 008 UK 1986 Sell This Version
66416 David Cunningham - Terminus  (Bande Originale Du Film) album art David Cunningham / Stan Ridgway David Cunningham / Stan Ridgway - Terminus (Bande Originale Du Film)(LP, Album) Carrere, Les Editions Productions Georges Mary 66416 France 1987 Sell This Version
WWCX 2030, WWCX2030 David Cunningham - Greaves, Cunningham album art Greaves*, Cunningham* Greaves*, Cunningham* - Greaves, Cunningham (Album) Eva (7), Eva (7) WWCX 2030, WWCX2030 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
WWCX 2041 David Cunningham - Voiceworks album art David Cunningham Voiceworks (Album) Eva (7) WWCX 2041 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
MTM 31 CD David Cunningham - Water album art David Cunningham Water(CD, Album) Made To Measure MTM 31 CD Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
Piano 502 David Cunningham - Ghost Dance album art Michael Giles / Jamie Muir / David Cunningham Michael Giles / Jamie Muir / David Cunningham - Ghost Dance Piano Piano 502 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PIANO 504 David Cunningham - The Yellow Box album art Peter Gordon, David Cunningham Peter Gordon, David Cunningham - The Yellow Box(CD, Album) Piano PIANO 504 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Piano 507 David Cunningham - Ext. Night album art David Cunningham Ext. Night (Album) Piano Piano 507 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Piano 509 David Cunningham - Artificial Homeland album art Angela Jaeger And David Cunningham Angela Jaeger And David Cunningham - Artificial Homeland(CD, Album) Piano Piano 509 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none David Cunningham - Novembre album art David Cunningham Novembre(CD, Album) Circuit (2), Audio (10) none Switzerland 2008 Sell This Version
staubgold 91 David Cunningham - One Hundred album art David Cunningham And Yasuaki Shimizu David Cunningham And Yasuaki Shimizu - One Hundred (Album) Staubgold staubgold 91 Germany 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BLAZE45187 David Cunningham - Maybelle album art Joanne Robertson / Tom Greenwood / David Cunningham Joanne Robertson / Tom Greenwood / David Cunningham - Maybelle(7", Single) Fire Records BLAZE45187 UK 2011 Sell This Version


PAR 006 David Cunningham - Précis De Décomposition Bruitiste album art Pascal Comelade / David Cunningham Pascal Comelade / David Cunningham - Précis De Décomposition Bruitiste(Cass, Ltd) Parasite PAR 006 France 1983 Sell This Version
Piano 511 David Cunningham - This Is A Sentence album art Stephen Partridge & David Cunningham Stephen Partridge & David Cunningham - This Is A Sentence(CD-ROM) Piano Piano 511 UK 2000 Sell This Version