David Cain

David Cain

Instrument: Multi-instrumentalist | Location: Chicago

This is a wonderful, curious, enigmatic, and virtuosic musical experience, in which the artists build soundscapes that will take you into new worlds. You will hear groove and grit, form and formlessness. This production will keep you thinking and stretching for days.
—Kabir Sehgal, Grammy winning producer

Updated: April 16, 2022

Born: March 2, 1955

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

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“Original and visionary music from original and visionary musicians… Spontaneous composition sounds so cool in the hands of @werticocaingray.” ~ S. Victor Aaron (Something Else Reviews)

“This is a wonderful, curious, enigmatic, and virtuosic musical experience, in which the artists build soundscapes that will take you into new worlds. You will hear groove and grit, form and formlessness. This production will keep you thinking and stretching for days.” Kabir Sehgal (Grammy winning producer, NY Times best-selling author)

“Awesome! A total trip! Amazing! Great music!” ~ Frank Alkyer, Publisher, Downbeat Magazine

“Wertico Cain and Gray sound of a piece – like old friends finishing each other’s sentences

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David Cain Albums