Billy Davis is a composer, recording artist,
music producer and founder of workhorsesong studio in
He studied at Franklin School of Art, Department of Fine Arts
(Prof. James Herbert, Film and Art) at the University of
The focus of his work is on the relational qualities between
sound and image, and how the resulting artifact(s) become the
contextual bedrock that simulates a sense of the sublime.
He also invokes the history of the "audio recording" by
employing various materials, techniques and processes to color the
sonic outputs in his artistic productions.
Recently, he has started working with the Richard Thomas
Foundation (London/Berlin), developing artists projects related to
music, sound and performance.
Currently, he is a guest teacher in Video and Sound at Umeå
Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden.
Past works include compositions, collaborations and
Hanne Lippard, "Flesh", KunstWerke, Berlin (production),
Matt Saunders, "Double Mattie", Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/NY
(Collection Guggenheim Museum, NY), Swetlana Heger "Out of the
Shadow/Into the Fog" Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich/VI. Moscow
International Biennale, "Untitled (The Cohen Residence, Paradise
Valley)", Phoenix Art Museum, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Karin
Sander"Zeigen" Galerie für Zeitgenoessische Kunst, Leipzig, Raymond
Pettibone "The Family" (Collection MoMA, NY).
Peter Doerfler, "Sachsen-Anhalt", D, Bettina Bluemner,
"NGD",Entry for Cannes Film Festival 2010, D/France, Dennis
Karsten, "Mauerpark",D, Nemehias Colindres, "Berlin Berlin", (Short
EDITORIAL & COMMERCIAL:
Sueddeutsche Magazin Online, D
Nike/Olympic Team, USA
Herman Miller, USA
Alice Temperley, UK
St. John´s, UK
Fantastic Paper, D
Audio Design and Composition, Eyes & Ears Awards, Austria
MUSIC LABLES AND PUBLISHING:
Warner/Chappell Music, USA