David Revill has worked in countries such as Austria, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Canada, and particularly, in recent years, France, Germany, and the U.S.A.. Compositional residencies include "Begegnungen" festival, Innsbruck (1999, 2003), McKnight Visiting Composer (American Composers’ Forum, 1997) and Commissioned Composer, UW-River Falls (1994, the first non-American to hold the post). Portrait concerts at the Zagreb Biennale, "Dialogues" festival in Edinburgh (2002), "Sound" in Aberdeen (2007) etc.. Electronic work includes numerous visits to Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung in Freiburg, Germany and residencies at C.C.MI.X., Paris, most recently featuring software development for Nichtzweiheit project.
Publications include contributions to The New Grove; Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart; articles in MusikTexte (Köln), Music Today (Tokyo), Modern and Contemporary France, and Network (British Sociological Association). Revill’s survey of the ideas of Jean Baudrillard was recently reprinted in the Sage Publications Baudrillard Reader.
Revill wrote The Roaring Silence, the authorised biography of Cage, described by Library Journal as "definitive". His involvement with Cage’s work, besides The Roaring Silence, encompasses university courses, radio and television programmes, publications, C.D.s, and performances (including the world premiere of Muoyce 2, and the U.K. premiere of One4 for solo drummer). He also has presented - as percussionist, speaker, and electronic performer - first performances of work by numerous other composers; throughout summer 2000, removing his contemporary music hat for the first time in many years, he drummed for Grant Hart (ex-Hüsker Dü).