David is an Emmy and RTS Award nominated composer who has written music for over 200 productions for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as well as many international channels including PBS, Discovery, National Geographic and Disney.
From the flagship Sir David Attenborough series Life in Cold Blood and Life in the Undergrowth to the Springwatch theme and Channel 4' Grand Designs, David's scores are continually in demand, in the UK and around the world. Whether working with a full orchestra, groups of folk and indigenous instruments or simply a solo instrument or voice, what is important to David is crafting a score that enhances the images and the storyline without intruding. For David, writing good screen music means understanding the difference between featured and incidental music – sensing when to augment the on-screen action and when to give it space. Inspired by his musical experiences a Wells Cathedral School, as a choral scholar in the Cathedral choir, then going on to study jazz, David's early musical compositions led to commissions from documentary makers at the BBC Natural History Unit while he was working as a sound designer and dubbing mixer with Bristol based TV post-production studios Films at 59 Ltd. Through these early productions he became a regular screen composer not only for the BBC but also many independent producers. David now writes for feature film and drama as well as factual and natural history documentary from his Bristol based studio.