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Denseland
Litwin/Moss Duo

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Performance History
Recognition


Watch a video Clip
about David Moss in
English National Opera's
new production
of "Lost Highway"


Video clip of
Johan Strauss' opera
"Die Fledermaus"



Listen to Music Clips

"He's the Caruso of the avant-garde"
[High Performance]

"Alien love-songs meet Bo Diddley, John Coltrane and Maria Callas- that's one way of describing a David Moss concert." [The Village Voice]

“The singer David Moss is cantorial, David Byrne-ish, Beat-cool, raving post-Berio in the mad gabble of the city.”
[Real Time Magazine, Australia] more quotes

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“The most exciting performance was given by the superlative David Moss. This man has vocal cords made of sandpaper or silk, totally at his choice; a voice sometimes burningly acid, sometimes smooth as lotion. He can growl, scream, rasp, moan, and break down like a sweet blues singer or a great Diva. In 2001, as Prince Orlovsky in “Fledermaus”, he sang the elite Salzburg Festival audience out of their seats: scandal and riot! Just Moss alone, the ace of the avant-garde singers, makes this premiere worth seeing!”
[Der Spiegel]

“The most extraordinary performance (in the “Surrogate Cities” Brisbane premiere) was by David Moss, whose improvised vocals lay somewhere between scatting and scary. Think Jim Carrey doing an impression of Ella Fitzgerald while being eaten by the creature from Alien.”
[Sydney Morning Herald]

“The singer David Moss is cantorial, David Byrne-ish, Beat-cool, raving post-Berio in the mad gabble of the city.”
[Real Time Magazine, Australia]

"David Moss, as Mr. Eddy, shifts vocal gears so fast, he sounds like a car radio on which someone is turning the dial, passing through stations broadcasting an evangelist preacher, Little Richard, Yma Sumac and a professional wrestling match. A greaseball with apricot hair, David Moss was monumentally repulsive as Mr. Eddy and gave an unforgettable performance of what must be some of the most difficult music ever conceived."
[Larry L. Lash, Andante Music Journal]


“Einstein for Aliens” is a wonderful total work of art: a mixture of Robert Wilson, Cirque du Soleil, jazz, and above all, David Moss. I was excited, delighted, and had lots to smile at. What else can an artist give to his audience? I would not want to miss one single moment of this marvelous evening.”
[Prof. Manfred Eichel, Director of Programming & Chief Cultural Correspondent, ZDF Television, Germany]

“David Moss's voice went through many rapid-fire transitions, creating a kaleidoscope of vocal acrobatics. Reminiscent of Tom Waits in his jerky movements and hypercool aura, his presence dominated whenever he appeared.”
[Classics Today]

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“The phenomenal David Moss babbled, gurgled, whimpered and whooped his vocal acrobatics”
[S & H International Concert Review - online]

"David Moss gave a strong performance of a "Sequenza-like" part written for him by Luciano Berio, with a crazed and gorgeous virtuosity.”
[Neue Zürcher Zeitung]

"A virtuoso vocalist who uses all the resonances of the human voice in the grand tradition of Cathy Berberian."
[Le Monde]

"One of the "God-fathers' of avant-garde drumming, Moss influenced the percussion world with his eccentric yet powerful concept of noise- drumming; he creates a 'live' sound world like no other solo drummer!"
[Modern Drummer]

"A David Moss solo will take you as far away from all "normal musics" as you've ever gone."
[The New York Times]

"Alien love-songs meet Bo Diddley, John Coltrane and Maria Callas- that's one way of describing a David Moss concert." [The Village Voice]

"You'll walk away humming his music and dancing to his beats in the strangest styles you can imagine!"
[TAZ, Berlin]

* "He's the Caruso of the avant-garde"
[High Performance]

"Inspired improvisations from crazed primordial prattle to a tour de force of utter nonsense." [Toronto Globe and Mail]

"Drums, percussion, toys, crazy electronics, extremely wild vocals, bouncing layers of beats and pulses, all mix together in the personal rhythms and and rhythmic stories of Moss' unique, intense and, yes, humor-filled, music."
[Los Angeles Times]

"A unique, assured vocalist"
[The London Guardian]

"A virtuoso vocal experimentalist"
[The Financial Times]

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“Time Stories” runs the gamut from amusing to baffling, carousing to deranged, exhilarating to frightening. It could be imagined that Mr. Moss has not returned music to its most primitive roots but has in fact brought the roots abruptly into the present. TIME STORIES is clearly not an easy listen and will prove to be a challenge, albeit an enjoyable one, for even the hardiest fan of pure improvisation. In this case, the adventurous listener is urged to make use of that different part of his or her brain, and to seek out David Moss' TIME STORIES.
[Jazzxx Magazine]

“Texture Time” is the third album by Dense Band and quite possibly the best. It signals a further development of Moss' use of live sampling and electronics to magnify the impact of that already dramatic vocal delivery, showcasing Moss' astonishing leaps from register to register and his ability to shape time like an origami master folds paper. No other improvising vocalist that I know of has created such an intense, idiosyncratic vocabulary. Texture Time is indispensable.”
[Chris Blackford, Rubberneck)

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