"...coloured with a sobriety and melancholy that did not seem out of place." - The Straits Times
Dave Dexter (b. 1985) is a composer, engraver-orchestrator and chordophonist based in North Yorkshire. Previously known from his soundtracks and guitar playing for indie games, he now specialises in choral, orchestral and classical writing. His compositions have been broadcast in the UK and US on many stations including Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and Classical KUSC.
Whether it's the most intimate choral polyphony, the flirt of classical strings, or
an orchestral barrage of adventure and tragedy; Dave is waiting. Listen here.
From a whisper to a roar.
Unified by love of tonality and melodic development, Dave's works describe a disparate swath of styles and instrumentations - Romantic orchestral tone poems and fanfares, choral polyphony both sacred and secular, small string ensembles - with departures into solo piano, harp, organ and even music box. Inspirations include John Williams, David Arnold, Michael Giacchino, Jessica Curry, John Debney, James Horner, Grant Kirkhope, Mozart, and Thomas Tallis.
"Dave Dexter's 'Hiraeth' brings to mind the wide-reaching zeniths of Vaughan-Williams with its lush strings and restrained ecstasy." - American Record Guide