David is a composer working in musical theater. Most recently his musical The World Will Not Contain Us written with playwright Christopher Shinn was presented in a reading by The New Group. His original children's musical Cinderella-- A Fairy's Tale has had productions at the Summer Theater of New Canaan in 2015 & 2016. The collection of songs & sounds below were presented at venues in New York City & beyond such as Ars Nova, New Dramatists, IRT Theater, The Living Room, The Clurman Theater at Theater Row, Anthology Film Archives, The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, The Fort Salem Theater, and the Ontological-Hysteric.


A short film about friends and family in the wake of a boxer's suicide.

The World Will Not Contain Us

A new musical written with a book by Christopher Shinn. Readings were presented by The New Group in August 2017l, January 2016, and at New Dramatists in April 2015. A narrative of struggling songwriters told through their songs, the musical presents an intimate portrait of the contemporary city and the elusive intersection of art and desire.

Cinderella-- A Fairy's Tale

An original musical written with Melody Libonati and produced at the Summer Theater of New Canaan in the summers of 2016 and 2015. A quirky, but authentic take on the Cinderella story with lots of audience participation, and brand-new songs. 

Central Park

A musical about the creation of Central Park in 1857 - Landscape aesthetics finds itself at the hazardous crossroads of racial topography.


A musical about the struggle with the ghosts of the theater and the ghosts of what we loved while attempting to make something new.

Twelfth Night

Songs & Sound Design for this Shakespeare play about a shipwrecked brother and sister who find themselves on the island of Illyria.


Songs & Sound Design for Shakespeare's Henry the Fourth Parts 1 & 2, set in a contemporary MILITARIZED & TELEVISED monarchical state.

In Big Cities We are Sentimental

an experimental song written for an experimental play.

Songs from back in the day