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David Cossin

Performer

About this Artist

At the forefront of emerging artists from the New York scene, percussionist DAVID COSSIN has stretched the boundaries of percussion performance. As a specialist in new and experimental music, he has worked across a broad spectrum of musical and artistic forms to incorporate new media with percussion. 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, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, and Bo Diddley. His numerous theater projects include collaborations with Blue Man Group, Mabou Mines, and director Peter Sellars, and he was featured as the percussion soloist in Tan Dun's Grammy- and Oscar-winning score to Ang Lee's film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In the summer of 2004 he curated the Sound Res Festival, an experimental music festival in southern Italy.

Cossin has performed as a soloist with such major orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Radio France, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Sao Paulo State Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, Hong Kong Symphony, and Singapore Symphony.

In addition to his performance work, Cossin is also an active composer and has invented several new instruments, which have expanded the limits of traditional percussion. His ventures into other art forms include sonic installations that have been presented in New York, Italy, and Germany.

Highlights of this season include the Italian premiere of Tan Dun's Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra at the Venice Biennale, a return as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a U.S. tour with the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Philip Glass, and a solo performance of Steve Reich's Piano Phase/Video Phase at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.