Wiliiam Davis

Billy

 

 

 

 

Gästlärare, video/ljud

 

 

Billy Davis is a composer, recording artist, music producer and founder of workhorsesong studio in Berlin. 

He studied at Franklin School of Art, Department of Fine Arts (Prof. James Herbert, Film and Art) at the University of Georgia/USA.

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 productions with:

ART:

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).

FILM:

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 Film), USA/D

EDITORIAL & COMMERCIAL:

Sueddeutsche Magazin Online, D

Nowness.com, France
Endless.com, D

Nike/Olympic Team, USA

Tod's, UK

Herman Miller, USA

Alice Temperley, UK

Frye, USA

St. John´s, UK

Fantastic Paper, D

AWARDS:

Audio Design and Composition, Eyes & Ears Awards, Austria 2009

MUSIC LABLES AND PUBLISHING:

Warner/Chappell Music, USA

BMG, Europe
workhorsesong, D/USA

ONLINE EXAMPLES:

http://rtfn.eu/

http://junkibu.com/

https://vimeo.com/76353969

https://vimeo.com/98851200

https://vimeo.com/76348868

https://vimeo.com/76353299

https://vimeo.com/48071630

https://soundcloud.com/sumpin-ease/01-the-comos-as-told-by-blank

https://soundcloud.com/sumpin-ease/dark-noise