David Cossin is a specialist in new and experimental music, who has worked across a broad spectrum of musical and artistic forms to incorporate new media with percussion.
Cossin has recorded and performed internationally with composers and ensembles including the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Steve Reich and Musicians, Philip Glass, Yo-Yo Ma, Meredith Monk, Tan Dun, Cecil Taylor, Talujon Percussion Quartet, and the trio, Real Quiet. Theater projects include collaborations with Blue Man Group, Mabou Mines, and director Peter Sellars. Cossin was featured as the percussion soloist in Tan Dun’s Grammy and Oscar winning score to Ang Lee’s film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Cossin has also performed as a soloist with orchestras through out the world including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Sao Paulo State Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, New Jersey Symphony and the Singapore Symphony.
Cossin ventures into other art forms include sonic installations, which have been presented in New York, Italy and Germany. An active composer, Cossin has invented several new instruments, and curated for the Sound Res Festival, an experimental music festival in southern Italy. He teaches percussion at Queens College in New York City.