Berlin Fellowship 2019 — Music

Kaj Duncan David

*1988 in Randers (DK)

lives in Berlin (DE)


Kaj Duncan David is a composer working somewhere between notated composition, electroacoustic music and audiovisual performance. Much of his work incorporates light as a totally integrated musical voice exploring the possibility of a point where interrelated visual and sonic materials become a single musical gestalt. In collaborative settings, he has devised experimental music theatre and created music for dance. From 2006–2016 he studied at Goldsmiths in London and the academies of music in Aarhus and Dresden.


“I will be working on an audiovisual electroacoustic music-theatrical situation for two performers, light and video. Electronically modified voice and video-projected text are central elements. A tentative title for the piece is Excerpts from Conversations with a Supercomputer. Thematically, the piece explores the existential ramifications for humanity of advanced artificial intelligence.”