David Lopato's music reflects an involvement with such diverse forms as modern
jazz, stride piano, avant-garde classical music, blues, latin and various world musics,
most notably those of Indonesia, where he has lived and studied Javanese gamelan.
His love of these seemingly disparate traditions has resulted in a body of music that
is both universal and personal. Although his main instrument is piano, his interest in
other, more exotic timbres has led him to explore new techniques for "preparing" the
piano, as well as incorporate other percussion instruments and electronics into his