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 Morningsiders and Dances.

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. He has written and produced music for in-Training, Afterthought Studios, Tonada Productions, and Glitch Games, and his music with Dances has been featured on Stereogum, the A.V. Club, CMJ, and Noisey by VICE, as well as the documentary film Valley Uprising by Sender Films and i-D Magazine's Guide to Being a Modern Lady (featuring Natalie Westling). A more comprehensive collection of David's compositional work for film, games, and multimedia can be found here; he is currently working on a followup to his minimalist music toy Chess.

As a performer David has participated in music festivals in Rome, Luxembourg, Manila, Kobe, and Ankara; in 2013 David also 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. Since moving to New York, David has shared the stage with such luminaries as Karl Berger, Walter Thompson, and Houston Person; here he has performed at venues such as Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, Brooklyn Bowl, Rough Trade, and WNYC's Greene Space. Most recently he toured the United States and played at SXSW.

Also an avid computer musician, 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).

David is a recent graduate of Columbia University, where he majored in music and computer science, studying composition with Fred Lerdahl, Brad Garton, 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, Dafnis Prieto, Dan Weiss, Ben Waltzer, Don Sickler, and Rich Thompson.