david su

creates things.


Hi! I'm a musician, game developer, and researcher. Currently I am with the Opera of the Future group at the MIT Media Lab.

I recently wrote and developed Yi and the Thousand Moons, a short video game musical featuring a full cast and live band.

I also make music with Dominique Star and Morningsiders. Previously I was involved with Sunhouse, Amper Music, and Dances.

Here are a few projects of mine (more projects here):
Yi and the Thousand Moons - a short video game musical
Runaway Reverie - an interactive song and 3D platformer game
Fibonacci Stretch - stretching audio along the Fibonacci sequence
Dedications - an album of personalized songs
Geneva - an interactive tweet sonification using genetic algorithms
meSing.js - a JavaScript singing synthesizer
Banff Blues - a jazz rhythm+form exploration tool inspired by my time at Banff
Sync Etudes - rhythm synchronization mini-games

Upcoming performances (list of past performances coming soon):
12/1/2017 - Yi and the Thousand Moons OST release @ COLLAGE. A R E A Gallery SoWa, Boston, MA
12/15/2017 - Songs from Yi and the Thousand Moons @ The 2017 Bit Awards. Tishman Auditorium, New York, NY

Some videos of me performing:
Steps - live at Sofar Sounds with audience participation via smartphone
Morningsiders - Audiotree Live - 6-song broadcast from Chicago
Dances - Rat! - music video with some nice drum-syncing
Drum Set/Google Chrome improvisation - using 4tr4k

My work has been featured in:
Rolling Stone, Hacker News (front page), International Computer Music Conference, Gamasutra, New York Times (with Conrad Tao's SRIRACHA), A.V. Club (with Dances), Stereogum (with Dances), VICE/Noisey (with Dances), Earmilk (with Morningsiders), Siliconera, The Overpowered Noobs, TechRaptor, DarkZero, Columbia Spectator

If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to email me.