David Klock is a composer of instrumental concert music as well as collaborative pieces for multimedia projects. His works have been featured in “Playas de Tijuana Mural Project,” a documentary by Lizbeth de la Cruz Santana, Humanizing Deportation, a community-based digital storytelling project, The Neighborhood Arts Collective, a multidisciplinary arts organization, and published by T.U.X. People’s Music.
A classical guitarist by training, David is fascinated by the intersection of folk and classical traditions. He has a ravenous appetite for the blues, a background in the European canon, and a curiosity that leads him from bluegrass to psychedelic cumbia. His work draws inspiration from such varied sources as Dmitri Shostakovich, Gustavo Santaolalla, Rhiannon Giddens, Béla Bartók, Matthew McBane, and Otis Taylor.
David is the co-founder of — and served as Executive Director of — The Neighborhood Arts Collective, a 501(c)3 organization that creates art inspired by the lives of individual people. The organization exists to create opportunities for community members to empathize with one another. Recently, David was fortunate enough to be asked to participate in a composition master class as a part of the 2020 Turn Up Festival, which promotes the work of artists from different cultures, classes, and backgrounds.
David has been fortunate enough to work and live in a myriad of places including Washington DC, Seattle WA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and now Denver CO. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Theory and Composition degree at Stephen F. Austin State University. His major teachers have been Jonathan Leathwood, Dr. Kenji Kuriyama, and Dr. Stephen Lias. For more information about David and his work, including audio clips and full descriptions, visit www.davidklock.com.