David Prior is an artist and musician. With Architect Frances Crow, he is a partner in liminal, a practice that explores the relationship between sound, listening and space. Their work encompasses site-specific interventions and sound walks, gallery installations, performances, research and film. In 2010 they won the PRS Foundation New Music Award with their piece, Organ of Corti.
David’s music and films have been performed, screened and broadcast around Europe and North America and has won a number of international competitions including Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition, Cornelius Cardew Prize, E.A.R (Hungarian Radio), and the George Butterworth prize. As a sound designer he has made permanent, multi-ward winning installations for The Imperial War Museum, The New York Historical Society, The Thomas Jefferson Museum and the Guinness Storehouse, amongst others.
David holds a PhD in music from the University of Birmingham and has taught widely across the UK, North America and Europe and he is Associate Professor in Music and Sound Art at Falmouth University where he leads the Sonva research group. David is currently editing The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art for Oxford University Press with Jane Grant and John Matthias.