See Davy at the Performer-Composer Showcase on Thursday July 12th.
Davy Sumner is an installation artist, experimental musician, producer, maker, and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. His creative works are spawned out of physics, biology, and sensory perception, often utilizing original electronics, spatialized audio, antiquated recording devices, repetitive movements and feedback-based systems as key elements. He specializes in imagining atypical technologies and custom instruments that become animated and unpredictable when introduced to the physical world.
Davy’s work has been featured at Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, REDCAT, CalArts, Stanford, Grand Central Art Center, and The Emerge Impact + Music Festival. A fiercely active and diverse collaborator, he has worked as an arranger and engineer with Grammy winning artists Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Sean Carey (S. Carey), and Rob Moose (yMusic, Ben Folds).
In 2017 and 2018 he received Segal Education Awards from the US Government for his work as Lead AmeriCorps Fellow of the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, where he directs an outreach program for underserved youth in LA County. Davy holds a Bachelor's in Music Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and an MFA in Experimental Sound Practices from CalArts, where he studied with Mark Trayle, Scott Cazan, and Amy Knoles.