Serious is a creative producer of international music, and David is one of the founding directors. Responsible for a wide range of festivals, concerts and special events, the company works with artists and festivals in Britain and internationally. David holds long-standing artistic relationships with artists as diverse as Kronos Quartet, Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter and Chilly Gonzales.
Within Serious, he is Contemporary Music Programmer at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Director of K-Music, the annual London Festival of Korean Music. He jointly created and developed the EFG London Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 27th birthday this year, and produced the Aga Khan Music Awards in Lisbon in April 2019. He was a director of the Bath Festival for four years. Past work has included producing the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music and shaping the BT River of Music Olympic live music programme.
David was executive producer of The National Theatre of Brent and producer of Brian Eno’s video installation Place #11. He created and directed the Bloomsbury Festival and ‘Crossing The Border’, London’s first world music festival. He produced The Corner House for Channel 4.