Marcus Davidson is a composer, producer and keyboard player. He specializes in composing music for dance, music-comedy, and keyboards, especially the organ. He has also worked on arrangements and composition for radio, video and television. As a performer he specializes in accompanying ballet and contemporary dance performances at London professional schools.
A chorister at Worcester Cathedral, Davidson also read music at Birmingham University, where he studied composition with Vic Hoyland. He later received a master's degree in composition at City University in London, where he studied under Rhian Samuel.
Davidson is perhaps best known for his participation in Spire, the Touch imprint project that explores the boundaries of the organ and organ music. A project that is constantly morphing with the coming and going of members, Spire has been performed at the Hardingtonar Festival 2008, York Minster in 2007, the Festival of Holland 2006, the 2006 Fuse Leeds contemporary music festival, the Gas Festival 2005 in Stockholm, La Batie Festival 2004 in Geneva, and on BBC Radio 3.
Davidson’s recording debut came with a collaborative album of Celtic-inspired music named Ribbon of Time. He has since released a 7” of drone explorations with Philip Jeck named "Spliced" (2007), as well as the recent full-length, "Cross-Pollination" (2011), where Davidson used field recordings of bee hives made by environmental sound archivist Chris Watson and Touch label founder Mike Harding in order to create a live recording combining the vocal harmonies of five singers with the bee “chords”. Both of these albums were released on Touch.
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