David’s work includes music and sound for animation – Designing the generative Bauhaus Sound – Recreating the sounds of autopsies with Ed Atkins – Recording the sounds of the Congo rain forest – Inventing the viral music genre auctioneer rap – Audio branding for The New Yorker – Sound design for Berlinale winner “Please Say Something” by David Oreilly – Sound workshops – Composing music with AI – Scoring Nikita Diakur’s FEST for Adult Swim – Developing the first AR “face instruments” for Instagram
The New Yorker
"We worked with David in 2015, on the first sound identity of The New Yorker. In 2019 we updated the animation, and he refreshed the sound design. David brings sophistication and a strong attention to detail to everything he touches. Working with him was very rewarding."
“David Kamp created sound designs for multiple projects for us here at Google, each time we were very impressed with the unique results and smooth collaboration process.”
Animation World Magazine
"You’d be hard pressed to find a recent indie animation short or commissioned work that doesn’t feature David Kamp’s name in the credits. From Nikita Diakur’s Ugly, Nicholas Ménard’s Wednesday with Goddard, David OReilly’s Please Say Something to commissioned projects for Ted-Ed, The New York Times and other organizations I’ve no desire to plug without full compensation, Kamp’s soundscapes are distinct."
Form Magazine Nº 279
"In animated films, the key task of sound design is to bring abstract images to life and to find convincing soundscapes for the frequently fantastic worlds, even and especially if they have no connection to everyday reality. David Kamp manages this in an impressive manner. His soundscapes open up the cinematic space beyond the framework of the screen, entirely in the spirit of Béla Balázs, who noted: The possibility afforded by sound films to hear the space without having to see it, the ability to regard the most intimate close-up and simultaneously hear the entire breadth of the huge space, offers contrapuntal potential which has seldom been exploited in cinema and hardly ever to full effect."
"David Kamp was brilliant. He created a cinematic soundscape that really helps make these flat, book-like compositions come to life."
"It's great to work with someone who is so creative in their work, and also so professional and personable to deal with.”
"Excellent partnership, a perfect combination of creative flexibility and professional service."
"You know how when you have an idea for something in your mind, and it seems like it'll be so epic and beautiful, but then you start drawing and you're just constantly disappointed? And so you contact a musician to try and dig that original inspiration out of your crummy drawings and turn it into the great thing you were imagining? That's what David does. Every single time."
The New York Times
“I worked with David Kamp on an Exhibition for the Smithsonian Museum. Working with him was a delightful, elevated, collaborative experience.”
“Studio AKA first worked with David in 2011. We’ve since been able to secure his collaboration on two more projects. He has an amazing mastery of his craft and is able to realize his works with a fluidity and expressiveness that feels highly intuitive."
MIT Technology Review
"Working with David Kamp was such a pleasure. His attention to sound detail is really remarkable, I'd love the chance to work with him again."