David Cain. An acclaimed revolutionary of “unbroken media and art”, David Cain is a composer, musician, vocalist, filmmaker, author, artist… in a class with music’s most forward-reaching innovators because of his groundbreaking multimedia explorations using old and new tech. David Cain’s musical journey includes studies with international award-winning composer, Dr. Roque Cordero (Arnold Schoenberg), writing for symphony, movies and the Stan Kenton Big Band, and making radio music while on roster of Geffen Records in the '80s with his band, Bux da Hoota.
David's decade-long collaboration, Wertico Cain & Gray, with 7-time Grammy winner Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny Group), and bassist/cellist/composer, Larry Gray, has led to new music and art, winning a prestigious Best Album - Live Performance award along the way, and gathering audiences in search of new worlds of sound-making and digital cinema. (werticocainandgray.com) Chicago-based, this spontaneous trio composes and orchestrates everything in real-time, melting acoustic and electronic sounds with new-tech and word-tech, in-sync with an inner muse that connects to the universe of possibilities, and musically conversing to the point of sheer telepathy. David is a Waves Audio Artist and endorses Shure mics and headphones.
David has taught music, filmmaking, creative writing, and animation at the University of Illinois