Ghost Storeys is a CD+DVD project from David Kristian
in collaboration with Japanese animator Ryosuke Aoike.
Please note that the audio portion of the DVD is presented in 5.1
David Kristian discusses Ghost Storeys (and other projects) with
Roger Batty on the
The fragile, moody
to Julien Fonfrède and
Karim Hussain's Jutra Award nominated short
film is finally available,
by way of one of
visionary labels. Crème Organization
(The Netherlands 2004)
DKMD is a duo composed of David Kristian (Synths,
Sequencers, and Rhythm Programming) and Marie Davidson (Vocals, Synths,
Inspired by Kosmische Muzik, classic Disco, Horror soundtracks, Hi-NRG, and Electro, DKMD have
already produced several Experimental and EDM tracks, and have
released "On the Other Side", their debut EP on Montreal's
Recordings. Using old and new technology in order to come up with a
unique, dark and sensual sound which pays homage to their predecessors
without sounding pastiche, DKMD travel from soundscape to dancefloor in
the realm of geometric dreams.
DKMD's Sacrificio is a Giallo-inspired short film,
set to a new Horror-Disco track. It was directed by David
Kristian, who was also responsible for the editing and makeup effects,
and features cinematography by Madison Dinelle and Jane L. Kasowicz.
More credits can be found at the end of the video.
The following is a video for DKMD's remodel of
Androide, from the "On the Other Side" 12 EP (FURV009) Available
worldwide via Intergroove.
This new track differs from the EP version, but will be available in the
near future as a digital download.
A video of DKMD live, shot on April 7th, 2012, during the Fur
Trade Recordings showcase event in Montreal.
DKMD also performed some of their material on May 30th, 2012, at the
Nocturne 1 event on the opening night of the 13th edition of Montreal's
festival. For more info and frequent updates regarding DKMD, See
their Facebook and a
David Kristian is currently working as the Audio Artist on Ubisoft's
Watch_Dogs game. The reveal of this brand new IP at the 2012
E3 conference took everyone by surprise, and it is being lauded
as the "most interesting game at E3 so far".
There are currently two preview videos for
Watch Dogs on Youtube, the second one (seen above) is a 9 minute
gameplay demo showcasing some of the game's great next-gen graphics and
splinter cell: conviction
David is working full-time as an Audio Artist with Ubisoft's sound team, and has provided a large
number of sound effects, ambiences, and HUD sounds for the
Splinter Cell: Conviction Co-op game. This Xbox 360® title, which is now receiving
great reviews, was released on April 13th, 2010, and has won
IGN's Best Co-op game of 2010 award. David Kristian and Audio
Lead Olivier Girard also co-presented a talk on Co-op game strategies
for sound designers at the
2011 GDC conference
Entangled Species from
Applied Acoustics Systems grants exclusive access to the beloved
tools, inspirational encounters, and living sounds of composer David
Kristian. This organic collection of arpeggiators, pads, loopers,
synthesizers, keyboards, noises, and sound effects shall evolve as a
natural extension of the sonic inventory of anyone into
electro-acoustic, ambient, and film music arrangements. And with
Studio VS-1 as your middleman, these sounds are just a few tweaks
away to become your own.
David Kristian's most recent film music can be heard in
Matthew Garrett's Beating Hearts, a disturbing twist on the
child-killer genre. The film had its world premiere at
Fantasia 2010, it's US premiere at the
NYC Horror Film
Festival, and had its European premiere at
Dead by Dawn
in Scotland, screening in competition at the Filmhouse. Read reviews
In addition to the music for Beating Hearts, David's soundtrack work can
be heard in Morris County, an equal parts drama, horror,
true-crime anthology and life-cycle piece following three sets of
characters on their individual journeys into oblivion.
Morris County is written and directed by Matthew Garrett and
produced by Thomas R. Rondinella (Unholy, Charming Billy);
the film stars Pamela Stewart (A Dog Year, 100 Proof,
Amateur), Albie Selznick (TV's 24, Suddenly Susan) and
newcomers Alice Cannon and Darcy Miller. The film had its premiere
San-Francisco Independent Film Festival on February 6th, 2009.
David joined forces with Emmy
Award winning composer
to score Douglas Buck's Sisters, which stars Lou Doillon
(the new face of Chanel), Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t
Cry, Big Love, Zodiac), and Stephen Rea (The
V for Vendetta). Sisters is produced by Edward R.
Pressman (The Cooler, American Psycho, Bad
Lieutenant), who also produced the 1973 Brian DePalma
original. Some of you may remember David and Ed's previous
collaboration on Douglas' Buck's
which appears on Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America.
of Sisters by Variety's John Anderson.
70 minutes of David Kristian's
unsettling music and soundscapes are featured along with the work
of legendary sound designers
Glenn Freemantle and Andy Wilkinson (28 Days Later, V for Vendetta),
and composer Alfons Conde (who wrote the opening titles music) in Nacho Cerdà's long awaited
Abandoned. The film stars Anastasia Hille (The Hole, RKO
281) and Karel Roden (Hellboy, Running Scared, The Bourne Supremacy),
and was written by Nacho Cerdà, Karim Hussain (La Belle Bȇte,
Ascension) and Richard Stanley (Hardware,