David Su is a composer, drummer, computer musician, and software engineer currently based in New York City. His research interests include artificial intelligence approaches to applications towards computer improvisation and algorithmic composition as well as musical interactivity through the lens of game development. He composes music for film, video games, and multimedia in addition to session drum work and software development. He is currently signed to Big House Publishing, develops software for Sensory Percussion by Sunhouse, and performs and writes with indie-folk group Morningsiders.

Raised in the suburbs of Beijing, David made his compositional debut as part of Apple's GarageBand launch campaign in China, where he also did commercial work for MTV. His concert music has been performed by counter)induction, the Columbia Jazz Composers Collective, and Tonada Productions; his music with the Brooklyn psychadelic rock band Dances has been featured on Stereogum, the A.V. Club, CMJ, and Noisey by VICE.

As an avid computer musician and software developer, David has won numerous tech event awards for his output, including 1st Prize at Columbia University's DevFest Hackathon (for MIDaS), Honorable Mention at Facebook's Summer of Hack (for Different Ages), best use of the Peachnote API at Spotify's Music Education Hackathon (for Parrot Lunaire) and best use of AlchemyAPI at IBM's Watson Hackathon (for Alchameleon). He is the cofounder of Inspiro, an online platform for collaboration among musicians and artists. David has also developed software for L2 Business Intelligence, WKCR-FM, Zumic Entertainment, Sensory Percussion by Sunhouse, and most recently Amper Music, where he helped architect an algorithmic "composer" for artificial intelligence software that generates music for video content. David has presented projects and research at the International Computer Music Conference, the Web Audio Conference, and the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium.

Since moving to New York, David has performed at venues such as Lincoln Center, Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, Brooklyn Bowl, Rough Trade, Spectrum, and WNYC's Greene Space. In 2013, as a recipient of the Rapaport Music Performance Fellowship, David attended the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, where he was coached by Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, Miles Okazaki, and E.J. Strickland. Most recently he toured the United States and played at SXSW.

David is a recent graduate of Columbia University, where he majored in music and computer science, studying composition with Fred Lerdahl, Brad Garton, Jaime E. Oliver, and Ramin Amir Arjomand, as well as with drummer Tony Moreno as part of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program.