host of the PRE-CONCERT TALK | David Garland

David Garland is an audio and radio producer, presenter, programmer, editor, and mixer; a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer; an illustrator, photographer, and graphic designer; and a music journalist. 

He created and hosted the music and interview show Spinning On Air on WNYC in New York from 1987 to 2015. That radio program crossed stylistic boundaries, motivated by curiosity about the artistic process and unusual, original music. 

From 2009 to 2015 Garland also presented classical music on WQXR, and originated and produced weekly programs on early music (Old School), and film scores (Movies on the Radio). Over the years Garland has interviewed hundreds of on-air guests, including musicians from John Cage to Emma Kirkby, Lang Lang, and Paul McCartney, as well as artists, writers, and other cultural figures. Garland has hosted many live broadcasts and events, from Carnegie Hall to CBGB’s Gallery.

As a composer his wide-ranging musical activities coalesced in 1980 with his "Control Songs," an on-going project that blends and bends songs and experimentalism. He has performed and recorded his music with Sufjan Stevens, Sean Lennon, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, John Zorn, Vashti Bunyan, Meredith Monk, and Iva Bittova, among others, and has released several albums. His long-form release "Verdancy" will be published during 2017. 

Currently Garland is an independent audio producer based in upstate New York's Hudson Valley.