david su

creates things.


Hi! I'm a musician, game developer, and researcher. Currently I am with the Opera of the Future group at the MIT Media Lab.

I recently wrote and developed Yi and the Thousand Moons, a short video game musical featuring a full cast and live band.

I also make music with Dominique Star. Previously I was involved with Morningsiders, Sunhouse, Amper Music, and Dances.

Here are a few projects of mine:
Yi and the Thousand Moons - a short video game musical
Runaway Reverie - an interactive song and 3D platformer game
Fibonacci Stretch - stretching audio along the Fibonacci sequence
Dedications - an album of personalized songs
meSing.js - a JavaScript singing synthesizer
Banff Blues - a jazz rhythm and form exploration tool
Chess123 - a local multiplayer minimalist music toy
Sync Etudes - rhythm synchronization mini-games (in progress)

Some videos of me performing:
Steps - live at Sofar Sounds with audience participation via smartphone
Morningsiders - Audiotree Live - 6-song broadcast from Chicago
Dances - Rat! - music video with some nice drum-syncing

My work has been featured in:
Hacker News (front page), International Computer Music Conference, New York Times (with Conrad Tao's SRIRACHA), A.V. Club (with Dances), Stereogum (with Dances), VICE/Noisey (with Dances), Earmilk (with Morningsiders), Columbia Spectator

If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to email me.