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David Cross

Early days:

1949-1960 Father was a church and cinema organist and played piano in dance bands. David started learning violin at the age of nine. First violin bought from a junk shop for £1.00. Played right back for school football team.

Education:

1960-1967 Secondary school: A levels in Latin, Greek and Ancient History. Rugby player (Captain and Scrum-half). Started improvising.

1967-1970 Certificate of Education specialising in Music and Drama. Leader of College Orchestra. Formed folk rock band.

1993-1995 M.A. in Performing Arts (interdisciplinary performances, papers on structure in post-modern art music, the hermeneutics of rock journalism).

Career:

1970-1972 Musician, Composer. Concerts with folk and rock groups throughout UK, recording sessions etc.

1972-1974 Musician, Composer, Producer. Member of King Crimson rock group; tours of UK, Europe, USA & Canada. Recorded 5 albums for EG Records. Recorded Clearlight Orchestra album for Virgin Records. TV & radio broadcasts.

1975-1977 Musician, Composer, Producer, Musical Director, Actor. Formed ASCEND rock improvisation group; concerts UK and Nancy Jazz Festival. Theatre work at: Royal Court Theatre, Royal Court Upstairs, Bush Theatre, Wyndhams Theatre, Arts Meeting Place.

1977-1978 Musician, Composer, Producer, Musical Director, Actor. Freelance in Dublin, sessions, concerts, formed 12 piece band. Abbey Theatre Dublin. Players Theatre Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Project Arts Centre Dublin. Initiated Improvisation Workshops at Project Arts Centre - featured on RTE Television.

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Nothing is Sacred

MoonJune Records
2020

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Another Day

Cherry Red Records
2018

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Crossing the Tracks

Cleopatra Records
2018

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Ends Meeting

Cherry Red Records
2018

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Sign of the Crow

Noisy Records
2016

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Starless

Panegyric Recordings
2014

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