Dave Maric (b. 12 June 1970, Bedford, England) is a British composer and performer of acoustic and electronic music.
Mr. Maric has created numerous works for the concert hall, stage and film. He has regularly worked with classical musicians, jazz musicians, experimental electronics, free improvisers, folk musicians, art-rock musicians, singer-songwriters, poets, visual/performance artists, choreographers, animators and film makers, and has also curated numerous events featuring stylistically varied music -- often in conjunction with other artistic disciplines.
During the 1990s he frequently performed with artists and ensembles in the jazz, rock and classical worlds ranging from projects with acclaimed musicians such as Marc Ribot to various contemporary music ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta.
It wasn't until 2000 that he began composing for the concert hall and his first piece (Trilogy, a solo work for the percussionist Colin Currie) inspired a flurry of new chamber works for acclaimed classical soloists, including violinist Viktoria Mullova and pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque. Lucerne Festival, Radio France, Cheltenham Festival, Norwegian Radio Orchestra and BBC Radio 3 have all since commissioned works from Maric, including pieces for l'Orchestre National de Montpellier, trumpeters Håkan Hardenberger and Ole Edvard Antonsen and guitarist Fred Frith.
Maric has an ongoing artistic collaboration with Colin Currie (and subsequently other solo percussionists) through regularly developing new works for percussion (so far twelve works have been premiered by Currie alone) which have since become standard repertoire for many students and soloists internationally. He also regularly performs in the Colin Currie Group (performing the music of Steve Reich).
Maric has also worked with a range of other art forms from spoken word to video art, performance art, animation, shadow puppetry, film, animation and dance where he has produced a wide variety of music ranging from short electronic pieces to full evening orchestral scores. These include works for the Theatre of Dolls, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Channel 4 (UK), Northern Ballet Theatre, Finnish National Opera and the Bern Ballet.
Works for Winds