David Curington is a composer, improvising oboist and abstract photographer based in Hadfield who adopts similar aesthetics and processes for creating densely layered and immersive textures in both his music and visual art. Trained as a classical composer and oboist, he obtained a PhD in composition from the Royal Northern College of Music as well as winning the Evelyn Rothwell prize for oboists during his studies and his interests to date have included noise, improvisation, failure, complexity, iterative processes, non-linear modes of listening, abstract expressionism, collage and reconceptualising the oboe.

His music has been featured on Freeness on BBC Radio 3 and he is a former winner of the RPS Composition Prize. David is the founder of record label Square Ears and his debut cassette mind maps (SQE001) was released on square ears in 2021 and he has performed as an improviser at both label nights and the Curious Ear series based in Manchester. His second cassette THE WAY (SQE003) releases on Square Ears in September 2022 and a new album Canon Chops is due for release on the Difficult Art and Music label in November 2022.



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