David Stephen Grant

Composer

About

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David Stephen Grant (b. 1988) started playing the violin as a child, and has studied composition at The Norwegian Academy of Music and The Norwegian Film School. In 2017 he graduated with a Master's degree in film music composition with the original score for Magnus Meyer Arnesen's movie Når jeg faller [As I Fall] (2018) which has been nominated for an Amanda Award for "Best Original Score" at the Norwegian International Film Festival.

With an interest in technology and programming, much of David's music features rich, dark, electronic timbres where acoustic and synthetic sound sources are tightly entwined. Still, he enjoyes composing music in a broad range of expressions, from experimental chamber music to film music and pop musicals.

Besides working on his own music, David has freelanced as a music copyist for a number of publishers and private clients, and has previously worked as a Software Tester on Dorico—Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH's software for professional music engraving. He has been chairman of Young Nordic Music Norway and a board member in nyMusikks komponistgruppe, and since 2019 he has been employed as Classical Editor at Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Copenhagen.

Works

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Orchestra
  • Romeriksovertyre (2019) — 6 minutes
    • Orchestration: 2(pic).2.2.2/4.2.2+btbn.1/timp.2perc/str
    • Commissioned by Romerike Symfoniorkester with support from Det norske komponistfond
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
  • Rommet mellom ordene (2011)
    • Soloist: Narr (Norwegian)
    • Orchestration: 3(pic).2.2.2/2.2.3.1/timp/str
Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
  • Andante for Strings (2008)
    • Orchestration: str
Soloist(s) and Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
  • Emergent Convergence (2012)
    • Soloists: tpt, ob, cl
    • Orchestration: 2(pic).1.4(bcl).1+asx+tsx/1.2.2+btbn.1/2perc/db
  • Wave Goodbye (2011)
    • Soloist: improvising player (any instrument)
    • Orchestration: 2.2.5(bcl).1+ssx+asx/3.3.3(btbn).1/timp.2perc/db
Works for 2–6 players
  • (~root*((13..2)/(12..1))).cpsmidi.round(1); (2014)
    • Orchestration: fl.cl.vn
  • (Un)stable Equilibria (2014)
    • Orchestration: vn.vc.electronics
  • Evasion (2012)
    • Orchestration: tpt.str4tet
  • Glimmer (2011)
    • Orchestration: str4tet
  • Lento (2018)
    • Orchestration: 2asx.pf.vc.db[=edb]
  • Nieblas (2017)
    • Orchestration: 3vc.[tp]
  • On the Passing of Winter (2010)
    • Orchestration: Narr.fl.suspcym
  • Overture to Bérénice (2013)
    • Orchestration: str [ad hoc ens]
  • Phi[sic] (2015)
    • Orchestration: 3perc [1perc]
  • Seventy-three for five (2013)
    • Orchestration: 5perc
  • Stop Motion/Linger (2016)
    • Orchestration: str4tet
  • Struktur (2016)
    • Orchestration: 2mba (1 mba tuned quarter tone flat)
  • Synchrolapse (2012)
    • Orchestration: str4tet
  • Tetralogy (2015)
    • Orchestration: ob.hn.vn.va.vc
Solo works (excluding keyboard)
  • Bånsull (2012/2015)
    • Orchestration: va(electronics) [vc(electronics)]
  • Calls (2013)
    • Orchestration: tpt
  • Comes first and follows after (2015)
    • Orchestration: rec(electronics)
  • Granular (e)motion (2016)
    • Orchestration: egtr(electronics)
  • Laissez Vibrer (2015)
    • Orchestration: perc [pf]
  • TETN (2013)
    • Orchestration: any instrument
  • The Shadow of a ... (2010/2015)
    • Orchestration: perc
Solo Keyboard(s)
  • Pools of Stillness (2009)
    • Orchestration: pf
Chorus a cappella
  • Il bianco e dolce cigno (2012)
    • Text: Giovanni Giudiccioni
    • Chorus: SAATB [S.A.Ct[=A].T.B]
Film Music
  • Cross-Country Drive (2017)
    • Director: Borbála Nagy
    • Original score: Endre Vazul Mandli
    • Additional music: David Stephen Grant
    • Producer: Senem Göcmen
  • Når jeg faller [As I Fall] (2018)
    • Director: Magnus Meyer Arnesen
    • Original score: David Stephen Grant
    • Producers: Gyda Velvin Myklebust/Magnus Kristiansen
    • Distribution: SF Studios
Musical Theatre
  • Aladdin (2011)
    • Lyrics: David Stephen Grant
    • Chorus: Large mixed chorus
    • Orchestration: asx(ssx).pf(syn).dmkit.va.edb
  • Jungelboken (2019)
    • Book: Lisbeth Rønning
    • Lyrics: Henriette Elnes Vonen/David Stephen Grant
    • Chorus: Large mixed chorus
    • Orchestration: asx(ssx).pf(syn).dmkit.edb
  • Peter Pan (2007)
    • Lyrics: David Stephen Grant
    • Chorus: Large mixed chorus
    • Orchestration: fl.pf(syn).dmkit.vn.egtr.edb
  • Nittedalsspelet "Fyr og Flamme" (2014/2017)
    • Book: Finn Evensen, rev. Lisbeth Rønning
    • Lyrics: Finn Evensen
    • Chorus: Large mixed chorus
    • Orchestration: Large orchestra, rhythm section
Theatre (incidental music)
  • Bérénice (2013)
  • Den Lille Prinsen (2010)
  • Fru Inger til Østeraat (2018)
    • Production: Black Box teater/Marie og Fredriks Teaterlag
  • Kongsemnerne (2015)
  • Pocahontas (2012)
  • Ronja Røverdatter (2011)
Dance
  • Runway (2010)
Fixed media
  • Bérénice in memoriam (2013)
    • Orchestration: tp
  • Glimmerings (2012)
    • Orchestration: tp

Contact

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Portrait photo of David Stephen Grant. Photographer: Ivar Taim.
David Stephen Grant
david@davidgrant.no