Aaron Copland School of Music Faculty

   David Cossin

Fields of Study:
Percussion

Biographical Information:
David Cossin is a specialist in new and experimental music, David has worked across a broad spectrum of musical and artistic forms to incorporate new media with percussion.  

David Cossin has recorded and performed internationally with composers and ensembles including the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Steve Reich and Musicians, Philip Glass, Yo-Yo Ma, Meredith Monk, Tan Dun, Cecil Taylor, Talujon Percussion Quartet,and the trio, Real Quiet.  Numerous theater projects include collaborationswith Blue Man Group, Mabou Mines, and director Peter Sellars. David was featured as the percussion soloist in Tan Dun’s Grammy and Oscar winning score to Ang Lee’s film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Most recently, David joined Sting for his world tour, Symphonicities

David has performed as a soloist with orchestras through out the world including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestra Radio France, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Sao Paulo State Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony,  Hong Kong Symphony, and the Singapore Symphony.  

David ventures into other art forms include sonic installations, which have been presented in New York, Italy and Germany.  David is also an active composer and has invented several new instruments, which expand the limits of traditional percussion.  David is the curator for the Sound Res Festival, an experimental music festival in southern Italy and also teaches percussion at Queens College in New York City.  




Email address:
David.Cossin@qc.cuny.edu

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