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Welcome to the new home of microtonal composer/musician David Beardsley. Discography & Video links over here.


“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.”

Kyle Gann
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.”

Josef Woodard
LA Times


“A serious and class act, acting, um, seriously classy. Congrats and a hearty handclasp, sir. Well: -done, -droned, and -deserved.”

Donald Miller
Borbetomagus


“…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.”

Bruce Gallanter
Downtown Music Gallery, NYC


“For those of you who don’t know, David Beardsley plays some amazing ambient, microtonal, loopy, delicious guitar. ”

Jim Cole
Spectral Voices


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