Time and Tide: The Transformation of the Tay

David was commissioned by The McManus Art Gallery & Museum to create a sound installation alongside video content for their 2020/21 exhibition Time & Tide: The Transformation of the Tay which examined the influence that the Tay has had on Dundee and how the growth of the city has affected the river, its wildlife and the people who live there. The thirty minute piece ran on a loop in the gallery and featured field recordings captured at various spots near and on the river from Wormit to Tentsmuir.

River Tay Soundscape

Resident Resonance Podcast

David recorded, edited and provided photography for Episode One of the Resident Resonance podcast by Dr Laura Findlay, a project that aims to build urban and rural spaces through sound.

Resident Resonance: Episode One

In Her Absence

In Her Absence was written and demoed by David in 2006 receiving airplay at the time from Renaissance FM in London before being re-recorded in Glasgow the following year by Chris Gorman with a piano arrangement by Colin J Scott. Filmed in 2015, the video features Harris Brine alongside the streets and rooftops of Leith. It won third place in the 2015 Palme-Dewar Short Film Competition, part of the Aberfeldy Film Festival, and was screened during the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe as part of Motion Creatures in association with BARK.

Single Download | Video

Photograph by Anna Scott


From the late nineties to mid-noughties David played drums/guitar and wrote songs in various bands including one with his brother Colin J Scott that self-released three Eps before disbanding after a headline show at the Reading Rooms, Dundee. He has continued to write, perform and record as a solo artist and self-released nine albums of original material between 2006 and 2011.

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