David Long

David Long is a multi-award-winning composer who has written music for an impressive array of film and television productions, including all of Peter Jackson’s movies, and has had a long association with contemporary dance, particularly renowned New Zealand choreographer Douglas Wright. He was a founding member of the seminal New Zealand band The Mutton Birds, and in the 1980s he was a member of The Six Volts, a experimental group based in Wellington. As a record producer he has worked with a wide variety of artists including Dave Dobbyn, Barry Saunders, Leila Adu, and Fur Patrol’s Pet, for which he won Producer of the Year in 2002.

David’s first release on Rattle was Beyond the Edge (2013), the award-winning score he wrote for Leanne Pooley’s film on Sir Edward Hilary, and in 2017 we release Utterance, a project of improvisations he and Natalia Mann recorded with Richard Nunns, a project which proved to be Richard’s final recording session — soon after, Richard’s Parkinson’s Disease compelled him to pack his wonderful collection of taonga pūoro away permanently.