Link to Notte Splendida Notte: https://www.astronomy2009.org/resources/multimedia/audio/detail/notte_splendida/index.html Link to My Band, The Fish Lanterns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr3dxbdQsSM
David's compositions are mostly inspired by nature. During his master's study under Dr. Steffa, he developed an approach to composing, exploiting the Braille language. The exploit allowed him to interpret the stars as if the dots in the sky were Braille. The effects were astonishing; musical notes are found in the sky, and the stars moved after a song created. The song housed on the International Year of Astronomy website credits also features Anne Fuchs as the vocalist! David has also worked with several other artist in the field of music including Angela Mosely Alton, Alonzo Pennington, Andrew Uher, and The Harper Bros. Band.
David Harper graduated from the University of Kentucky, Magna cum Laude, where he began a career performing worldwide. In 2005, the Singapore National Newspaper recognized him for a "hauntingly beautiful" performance under the direction of Ito Yasuhide and Felix Hauswirth with the International Youth Wind Orchestra, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, including the Dallas Brass. While, in Italy, he received the award for the festival, internazionale del sassofono scholarship. In 2008, he received the Downbeat Student Award for classical saxophonist; straddling the classical divide, the converging of two styles, under the direction of Miles Osland. Composition mentors include Dr. Steffa, Dr. Haakenson, Dr. DiAmbrosio, Dr. Bitenski, James Mathew Harper, and Dr. Domek, Prior to attending the University of Kentucky, David performed in Carnegie Hall in 2003 as principal saxophonist in accord to National Youth Wind Ensemble. For more info, visit http://www.HarperTranscriptions.org