David Moss

David Moss

David Moss is considered one of the most innovative singers and percussionists in contemporary music. He has performed his solo and theatre work all over the world, from New York (Lincoln Center) to Venezia (Teatro La Fenice) to Brisbane (Festival). In 1991 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, in 1992 a DAAD Fellowship (Berlin). Moss is the co-founder and artistic director of the Institute for Living Voice. Moss has sung with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle, made his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Composers Orchestra, and sings regularly with the Ensemble Modern. He was a featured soloist in Luciano Berio’s “Cronaca del Luogo” at the Salzburg Festival, and returned to Salzburg in 2001 as Prince Orlovsky in “Die Fledermaus”. Moss sings in Heiner Goebbels’ orchestra work “Surrogate Cities” and the latter’s music-theatre work “Prometheus”.

Research Project

Seeding the Performative: The Power of Expectation

Researching the invisible and unspoken concepts and generative kernels—space, pre-sets, negotiation, power, personalities and the public(s)—from Berlin to Beijing, Bamako to Bogotá to Bucharest, from personal to political—that (before, during, and after events) shape the growth process of 21st century performance praxis. Information gathering via (a) the network of international performers in all vocal genres and related disciplines meeting at the Institute for Living Voice, (b) performance/projects, organization, new theatre productions, opera, concerts, and festival tours by Moss, (c) interviews with creator/performers, (d) finding the hierarchies of questions, (e) developing a multi-level questionnaire.