David Moss one of the few artists born in New York itself. At the age of 11, the family moves to Connecticut.Much to the amazement of David and his brothers, they discover there that their father has a drum set.
For the first time, David sees how happy his father is when he plays for his sons. This joy will determine David's decision to become a drummer himself.
Billie Dixon, as a teacher, leaves a great impression on David to think out of the box.
Despite the fact that New York offers interesting opportunities for the realization of idiosyncratic performances, it is not the ideal place to arrive at a stable development of working out a professional artistic career without constantly having to compete. Berlin and Europe offer David continuous opportunities to further develop his ideas with open-minded people, which leads David to finally settle here.
While the drum set was the main instrument in David's first years, the voice made its appearance around the 1980s and gradually grew to become his main instrument in Europe.
David succeeds in developing his voice in a very individual, creative and unique way that makes it easy to recognize him out of thousands of voices.
In this first part of two with David, we discover his connection to Russia and how drumming makes its way into his life.
40 years in 10 minutes : David Moss 40 years in 10 minutes une mini-sélection de plus de 4000 concerts donnés.
David Moss : Dance On (My Favorite Things - Intakt Records - 1991)
David Moss : Talk (Terrain - Cornpride - 1980)
Sergey Kuryokhin & David Moss : Two For Tea (2 For Tea - Long Arms Records - 1998)
David Moss : Kalimba Loop (Time Stories - Intakt Records - 1998)
Heiner Goebbels : Surrogate (Surrogate Cities - ECM Records - 2000)
David Moss : Wittgenstein Sings (Blood, Muscle & Air: The Intimate Voice - Sonic Arts Network - 2008)
Olga Neuwirth - Vincent Crowly, Constance Hauman, David Moss, Georg Nigl, Andrew Watts, Jodi Melnick, Grayson Millwood, Lukas Rössner, Rodolfo Seas-Araya, Gavin Weber, Kai Wessel, Klangforum Wien, Johannes Kalitzke : There’s No Smoking Here (Lost Highway - Kairos - 2006)
David Moss as Prinz Orlovsky in "Die Fledermaus" : Ich Lade Gern
David Moss & Arto Lindsay : Heads Up / Shout & Twist / Possible Fruit (Full House - Moers Music - 2010)
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