David Paul Jones
David Paul Jones studied classical piano and composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in the early 90's and is regarded as one of Scotland's foremost composers and musicians. Based in Edinburgh, David's music and live performances explore highly evocative and emotional soundworlds primarily for piano, the human voice and theatre.
He is perhaps best known for his soundtracks and stage performances for multi-award winning theatre productions and companies including Grid Iron, Catherine Wheels, Theatre Cryptic and National Theatre Of Scotland. His scores and publications include songs, choral works and instrumental pieces written over the last twenty years for his own solo performances and for other artists including soprano Lisa Milne, Alyth McCormack and National Youth Choir Of Scotland.
His live concert performances include work with DPJ Ensemble, solo vocal and piano performances and collaborations with a diverse range of artists including Alyth McCormack, Catriona McKay, Zoey Van Goey, Orquestra Scotland Brasil and Sidewinder. He has performed in festivals throughout the UK and worldwide including South America, Australia, Middle East and USA. He is producer for the DPJ ensemble who feature on his album Something There, recorded on the prestigious Linn label.
His recent soundtracks include Caged (Catherine Wheels) which has been nominated for Best Theatre Production for Children & Young People for the 2011 CATS awards; The Attic (Starcatchers/Imaginate) and a chamber opera The Songbird (Giant Productions) which was awarded a Herald Angel Award at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival.
Forthcoming productions include This Twisted Tale (The Paper Doll Militia, USA), Uncharted Waters (Strange Bird Zirkus/All Or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre) and the premiere of his solo production What Remains (Grid Iron). All three productions will be presented at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival.
"A pianist, singer and composer of immense lyrical talent and depth." The Scotsman
"He comes to song-writing from a background of contemporary classical composing; one with a flair for evocative language and an imagination crammed with perceptive insights and abidingly wishful thinking." The Herald
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ripple after ripple of rich, rocking cadences and texturesmore >>The Herald
simply exquisite...gossamer threads of melodymore >>The Herald
an impeccably textured melancholic treasuremore >>Sunday Mail
an ethereal sound that would grace any film soundtrackmore >>The Herald
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