Dave Gould is a professionally trained musician (studied at Mohawk College) who received a 2013 Hamilton Arts Award for performance. His art is usually participatory and combines the visible and audible.
Dave is a sound artist, who is primarily a musician that borrows from and blends many art mediums and expressions. Some of the “instruments” that Dave plays include an electric caribou antler harp, and a toilet…yes…toilet! Below he shares his passion for music.
“My passion is creating, especially with sound. I come by it naturally as my family is creative with cars, electronics, sawmills and other gadgets.
When I met “That 1Guy”, I was blown away at how far one can go to build things to manipulate technology. I’m also a fan of Bob Log III. I had the pleasure of opening for him.
My summer is filling up with Mystic Drumz family shows. I’m going to continue hosting the open Mic at Homegrown Hamilton. This fall, my partner, Mary Clare Rutledge and I are going to perform across Canada with VIA rail. I’m bringing my antlers to play in Vancouver. Looking into creating more electroacoustic found art in the Yukon. I am starting to write for and record my instruments.
I try not to let the spirit killers get me down. People may not get what you do. You may perform for empty rooms. There may even be negative talk and bad mouthing as you pursue your passion. Keep it real, head up and plow on. I have also found that getting it out there helps. Don’t be afraid to show and tell people what you are doing.”
Catch Dave on June 14 at the Pearl Company for the closing musical experience of “Audiotorium”.