David Power

Power’s initial interest was rock music but David Bowie’s ‘Berlin’ albums led him to more experimental music and he turned to contemporary classical music, studying composition with Richard Steinitz, Steve Ingham and Roger March.

In the late 1990’s – following a difficult period compositionally – he wrote a set of piano pieces that were never to be performed in order to find out what really mattered to him as a composer, once external expectations etc were removed. This worked. He found his true voice, withdrew most of his previous pieces and relented about performances of the Miniatures themselves. Since then his work has been performed, recorded and broadcast with ever increasing frequency and also used in gallery installations and film soundtracks, notably with artist Linda Ingham and film maker Annabel McCourt.

In 2018 his Shades III and his Bowie arrangement Three Berlin Instrumentals appeared on the Delta Saxophone Quartet CD Bowie Berlin and Beyond and his Eight Piano Miniatures appeared on the A Hundred Years of British Piano Miniatures CD on the Naxos Grand Piano label performed by Duncan Honeybourne. Also in 2018 he curated two projects for the York Late Music Concert Series – the three concerts and a talk day of twentieth Century piano Music played by Ian Pace and the Ten New Debussys project, the latter of which was featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune.’

Future plans include the recording of all ten new Debussys including his own The Engulfed Cathedral for a new CD.