DAVID MECIONIS is a composer, instrumentalist and music copyist whose work has spanned a wide range of genres including progressive, no-wave, indie- and improv-rock; contemporary chanson; synth electronica; acousmatic music; and modern classical styles. A self-taught musician, his autodidacticism began at an early age when he taught himself guitar, and later bass and drums. Despite scant resources, he taught himself composition, notation and music theory, employing primary sources as well as intuition and initiative. He has performed with many artists, playing guitar with Elliott Sharp’s electric guitar quartet, known as ‘Dyners Club, as well as drumming with God Is My Co-Pilot, Baby Tooth, and others. He has written, produced and arranged for many artists including Perio, Dominique A, and Godwin Peak. He has played the Knitting Factory, CBGB, Tonic, 92nd Street Y, and other city venues, and has toured the United States, France, and Scandinavia. David’s first fully realized classical composition, Saxophone Quartet in E-flat minor, was premiered in October 2009 at SUNY Fredonia by the Coleman Prize-winning Mana Quartet, who went on to perform the piece in several venues in New York and Pennsylvania. Since then he has been composing chamber pieces and electronic music, with performances in New Paltz and New York, N.Y. In 2011, David composed a pair of electronic pieces called Little Fails for Lynn Neuman’s site-specific dance piece PUBLIC, performed in Brooklyn under the Manhattan Bridge overpass. In late-2016, he began composing under the guidance of Raoul Pleskow. David serves as the Concert Director for the New York Composers Circle, and also works as an expert public records researcher in New York and New Jersey.
Member since 2015
NYCC Concert Director
Personal website: https://www.newmusicusa.org/profile/davidmecionis/