A little about me...
David Deedwania is an award-winning composer, sound designer, and pianist, specializing in music and sound design for visual media. A pianist for over 20 years, he has been ever curious about the creation and overall community of music around the world since childhood. Primarily trained in classical and jazz disciplines, his main goals as a musician and composer have always been to move people through music and to make meaningful art through collaboration with other creative individuals. David took his passion for music to the university level. He attended the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, graduating in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Music Industry program. During college he also began to seriously study composition and sound design for visual media, taking classes such as The History of Film Music and Its Function, Electronic Synthesizer Techniques, The Business of Music for Visual Media, and Video Game Composition. Since the beginning of his senior year at USC, David has composed the scores and served as Audio Lead for several independent films, animations, and video game projects. In the Fall of 2016, he began studying composition and orchestration privately, and continues to explore the works of great musicians and audio professionals to improve his craft.
Also in 2016, David fell in love with Virtual Reality, particularly in its potential for music and sound design. With several VR projects under his belt, he firmly believes that proper music and sound integration in a 3D environment is one of the best things you can do to make someone believe they are in another world.
"David is an exceptional composer and sound designer. He and I have worked together on short films, animation tools, games, and VR experiences, and I can vouch for David's work ethic and commitment to excellence. Any artist would be lucky to work with him!"
- Sagar Ramesh, Facebook / Oculus
David was amazing to work with during my animated senior thesis project. Through his high attention to sonic detail and efficient turn-around times, it was seamless process having him score a film that was quite personal to me and technically particular in taste. I would gladly recommend him to anyone whose in need of any quality cinematic scoring or music composition needs.
- Marcus Burke, The Walt Disney Company
David is such a talented composer and sound designer! I’ve worked with him on a few projects and he never fails to impress. The thing I love most about him is that he can create beautiful melodies from mood descriptions alone and does not require musical reference. He can also compose for a variety of genres and is a joy to work with!
- Brenda Chen, Wave XR
I met David through a recommendation from a mutual audio design professor at USC who was my Master's thesis advisor. We collaborated on my MFA thesis "Inner Activity", where David played a key role as composer and interactive audio designer for a meditative virtual reality art installation. My experience working with David has been very positive and enjoyable - he is an enthusiastic and motivated musician and sound designer - open to exploring beyond his usual repertoire and delivering innovative compositions and mediations of our ideas for the piece. Going well beyond his musical talents, David employed his people skills to great effect when he played a central role in the team at festivals, exhibitions, and conferences. He has a knack for engaging with participants in a way that leaves them feeling positive about their experience and interactions. I observed this both within the team as well as with participants - he has a talent for fostering a sense of community around him. His talent, down to earth nature, positive qualities, and traits make him very approachable and a pleasure to work and collaborate with. I am confident that he would be a great addition to any creative team.
- Anshul Pendse, Worldbuilder & Immersive Designer