Kaj Duncan David is a Berlin-based composer of experimental music. Many of his works are audiovisual, exploring gestalt relations between sound and light in concert settings. He has also devised music/theatre/opera/installation hybrids, created music for dance, and performed and released electronic music.


co-founder of Y-E-S
co-founder of Liebe Chaos Verein
member of secondary board at BGNM e.V.
member of the advisory group at SPOR Festival

selected appearances / commissions

Ultraschall [Berlin], Música Estranha [São Paulo], Wien Modern [Vienna], Münchener Biennale [Munich], Manifeste [Paris], Maerzmusik [Berlin], Rainy Days [Luxembourg], Ultima [Oslo], CYCLE [Reykjavík], Darmstädter Ferienkürse für Neue Musik [Darmstadt], Klang [Copenhagen], Spor [Aarhus], MATA [New York City], Haus der Berliner Festspiele [Berlin], Cafe Oto [London], Jazzhouse [Copenhagen], ZKM [Karlsruhe], Akademie der Künste [Berlin]

recent collaborators

ensembles mosaik and SCENATET, musicians Jakob Bangsø and Daniel Gloger, choreographer Michelle Moura, performer Maikon K, composer Assaf Gidron, poet Martin Lau, director Troels Primdahl, theatre-group Kommando Himmelfahrt, actor Graham F. Valentine, collective Y-E-S


studies between 2006 and 2016 in music, sound art, electronic music and scenic composition at Goldsmiths College [London], Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium [Aarhus] and the Hochschule für Musik [Dresden].
Mentors in composition: Simon Steen-Andersen, Manos Tsangaris and Franz-Martin Olbrisch