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Dave Bessell has been active in the field of popular music for many years, he also studied classical composition and orchestration at the Royal College of Music, jazz guitar with John Etheridge, holds a Doctorate in Music and currently teaches Music and Music Technology at Plymouth University. He can be found performing on guitar or electronics from time to time in a variety of styles. More info here.

  '' Wee have also Sound-houses, wher we practise and demonstrate all Sounds, and the Generation. Wee have harmonies which you have not, of Quarter-Sounds, and lesser Slides of Sounds. Diverse Instruments of Musick likewise to you unknowne, some sweeter than any you have; Together with Bells and Rings that are dainty and sweet. Wee represent Small Sounds as well as Great and Deepe; Likewise Great Sounds, Extenuate and Sharpe; Wee make diverse Tremblings and Warblings of Sounds, which in their Originalle are Entire. Wee represent and imitate all Articulate Sounds and Letters, and the Voices and Notes of Beasts and Birds. Wee have certain Helps, which sett to the Eare doe further the Hearing greatly. Wee have also diverse Strange and Artificiall Echos's, Reflecting the Voice many times, and as it were Tossing it: And some that give back the Voice lowder than it come, some Shriller, some Deeper; Yea some rendering the Voice, Differing in the letters or Articulate Sound, from that they receyve, Wee have also means to convey Sounds in Trunks and Pipes, in strange Lines, and Distances.''

Francis Bacon, The New Atlantis, 1624.

Latest News

There are a couple of new collaborations on the horizon, one with Michael McInerney which will produce a short live performance sometime in March. Shakuhachi, electronics and Aum guitar. 

Another with Matt Emmett computer manipulated visuals and electronics.

I have a new book chapter published by Springer on the topic of video game soundtracks. Further info  here.

The new collaboration with Parallel Worlds is now done and awaiting a release date at DiN records. Our last collaboration can be found here -  The cd's for Morphogenic are now sold out but you can still get the download here.

The Node Live record is also done and awaiting a release date at DiN as well. The Node record will be first with the other one to follow some time later. The last Node album can be found here both cd and download available.

Just in the very early stages of writing some music for a video game. More news as it develops.

My  latest solo record 'Black Horses of the Sun' is now available from here, there is also a video to go with it on youtube.

*NEW* Node T Shirts, get them here.


Previous publication 'Blurring boundaries, trends and implications in audio production software developments.' in Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio, Oxford University Press.