David Kendall is an improvisor and composer from Southern California. David Kendall’s musical practice makes use of the logistics of collaboration, as well as digital and analog audio synthesis. The goal is to interface discrete components together to create organic systems, where each part feeds in to others to create an interconnected whole. The presented sound is unitary, highly unstable and often unpredictable. Each discrete element tends to have the power to alter the overall sound dramatically, based on changes to the elements.
David Kendall has released recordings in the United States and Japan, on the Set-Projects, EMR, Bastardised, P-Tapes, Anarchymoon, Helicopter, Gameboy and Alienation labels. David Kendall has collaborated with Douglas Russell, Sharon Cheslow, Philip Greenlief, Carla Bozulich, Jonathan Zorn, Rachel Thompson, Jessica Catron, David Rothbaum, Bob Bellerue and Bryan Eubanks, among many others.
Sigils is an audio-visual computer piece that analyzes images of guests at specified intervals, which are then converted to “sigils”: abstract, computer generated line drawings that generate sound.