David Revill
David Revill is a composer, producer and Avid Certified Instructor
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As a writer, composer and audio engineer, David Revill has worked in countries such as Austria, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Canada, and especially France, Germany, and the U.S.A.. Compositional residencies include the "Begegnungen" festival, Innsbruck; McKnight Visiting Composer to St. Paul, Minnesota; portrait concerts at the Zagreb Biennale and "Sound" in Aberdeen; and Commissioned Composer at UW-River Falls (the first non- American to hold the post). Electronic work includes numerous visits to the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung in Freiburg, Germany and residencies at C.C.MI.X. in Paris. As a producer, he has become increasingly in demand for his surround sound production, and in recent years has moved into post, including working on the 2019 Shane Meadows drama The Virtues. Dr. Revill has been an Avid Certified Instructor since 2006 as well as being one of the small number of Avid-certified Pro Tools Experts worldwide, and is Master Instructor for Avid’s S6 worksurface course. He has been a beta tester for Pro Tools since 2015 and one of only fifteen beta testers worldwide for the S6. He has also delivered bespoke S6 training for numerous companies, including the post team for Britain’s Coronation Street.

Revill was originally best-known as the author of 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 has presented - as percussionist, speaker, and electronic performer - first performances of work by numerous other composers, and also toured as a rock drummer, including an extended tour in the U.S. in 2000 - 2001 with the late Grant Hart (ex-Hüsker Dü).

After several years in diverse academic positions, finding it impossible to practise in the university system the kind of deep-trawl, long-arc research he believes a committed intellectual requires, he returned to freelance practice in 2017.

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). Dr. Revill’s survey of the ideas of Jean Baudrillard was reprinted in the Sage Publications Baudrillard Reader. Having been equally active in social activism and political advocacy earlier in his career, Revill recently returned to these fields. They constitute the main focus of his current publications, informed by his parallel career in sociology and philosophy. He is working on a book on online privacy.

Lecture-tours have included visits to Mills College; University of California- Davis; UC-Santa Cruz; colleges in Wisconsin and Minnesota, including Carleton, St. Olaf and Macalester; Amherst College; Columbia University; the Manhattan School of Music; Peabody; Bowdoin College; and lecture tours across Missouri, New Hampshire and Virginia, as well as numerous insitutions in Europe such as the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium in Innsbruck, the University of Lublin (Poland), the Université de Paris VIII, and work on doctoral committees at the Sorbonne. He has also presented surround mixing workshops in Seoul, South Korea (2009, 2013).