Welcome to the internet home of composer/musician David Beardsley.
“Beardsley sculpts tones into overpowering moods…. clearly – in its glacial tension and release it offered the essential outlines of symphonic form, stripped of surface detail.”
the Village Voice, New York City
“The electric guitar corner was represented by David Beardsley’s atmospheric “Around D” — operative word “around.” Beardsley played his maxi-fretted guitar through a volume pedal, a looping device and other effects to create swirling layers of meditative droning. Throbbing close tones made it a vibration-oriented experience.”
“A serious and class act, acting, um, seriously classy. Congrats and a hearty handclasp, sir. Well: -done, -droned, and -deserved.”
“…it is both mesmerizing and slightly disturbing…I love the way the notes shimmer and float like feathers on the air. You can actually observe the texture of each sound as it slowly evolves. Although I did enjoy the other pieces here by Morton Feldman and the other lesser-known composers, I felt the Beardsley piece was the most fascinating of the bunch.”
Downtown Music Gallery, NYC
“For those of you who don’t know, David Beardsley plays some amazing ambient, microtonal, loopy, delicious guitar. “