David Gordon is a composer, transdisciplinary artist and software developer based in Los Angeles, CA. His ongoing multimedia project, Perceptual Geography, consists of interactive audiovisual installations, prints and videos made from numerous images, videos and sounds collected in Southern California urban and natural areas, which are layered and combined using custom software. Recent music compositions include include Rarefaction (2016), a multichannel sound piece for the UCSB Allosphere; Kaleidoscope (2015), and a networked music piece for the Laptop Orchestra of the University of Iowa (LOUi).


University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Ph.D. in Music Composition
September 2010-December 2016

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
M.S. in Media, Arts, and Technology
September 2012-December 2016

California State University, Northridge, CA
Master of Music in Composition
August 2006-May 2010

Pomona College, Claremont, CA
B.A. in Art
August 2000-May 2004


Music 11, Fundamentals of Music
Teaching Assistant, UC Santa Barbara
January 2016-June 2016

Media Arts and Technology 200B, Music and Technology
Teaching Associate, UC Santa Barbara
October 2015-December 2015
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Music 4, Musicianship
Teaching Assistant, UC Santa Barbara
October 2014-June 2015

Music Composition 105, Composing Audiovisual Works
Teaching Associate, College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara
April-June 2014

Awards and Honors
  • Mini-Grant, University of California Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, November 2014
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014-15
  • Corwin Award, 2rd Place – Vocal Work, Before the Storm for Choir, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2013
  • Visual, Performing and Media Arts Award, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, 2012-13
  • Corwin Award, 2rd Place – Large Ensemble Work, Eclipse for Orchestra, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2012
  • Corwin Award, 3rd Place – Solo/Chamber Ensemble Work, Sonata for Viola and Piano, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2010