David Su is a composer, drummer, and software engineer currently based in New York City, where he does music composition and production for video games, film, and interactive media in addition to session drum work and software development. He also writes and performs with indie-folk group Morningsiders. His research interests include algorithmic composition, data sonification, and musical interactivity.

Raised in the suburbs of Beijing, David made his compositional debut as part of Apple's GarageBand launch campaign in China, where he also did commercial work for MTV. His concert music has been performed by counter)induction, the Columbia Jazz Composers Collective, and Tonada Productions; his music with the Brooklyn psychadelic rock band Dances has been featured on Stereogum, the A.V. Club, CMJ, and Noisey by VICE.

As an avid computer musician and software developer, David has won numerous tech event awards for his output, including 1st Prize at Columbia University's DevFest Hackathon (for MIDaS), Honorable Mention at Facebook's Summer of Hack (for Different Ages), best use of the Peachnote API at Spotify's Music Education Hackathon (for Parrot Lunaire) and best use of AlchemyAPI at IBM's Watson Hackathon (for Alchameleon). He has developed software for L2 Business Intelligence, WKCR-FM, Zumic Entertainment, Sensory Percussion by Sunhouse, and most recently Amper Music, where he is architecting an algorithmic "composer" for artificial intelligence software that generates music for video content. David has given talks and demos at Columbia and the Calhoun School. He will present several of his projects at the 2016 Web Audio Conference at Georgia Tech.

Since moving to New York, David has performed at venues such as Lincoln Center, Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, Brooklyn Bowl, Rough Trade, Spectrum, and WNYC's Greene Space. In 2013, as a recipient of the Rapaport Music Performance Fellowship, David attended the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, where he was coached by Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, Miles Okazaki, and E.J. Strickland. Most recently he toured the United States and played at SXSW.

David is a recent graduate of Columbia University, where he majored in music and computer science, studying composition with Fred Lerdahl, Brad Garton, Jaime E. Oliver, and Ramin Amir Arjomand, as well as with drummer Tony Moreno as part of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program. He has also had the opportunity to study with such musicians as Matt Johnson, Tyshawn Sorey, and Dan Weiss.