The Music of David (Dave) Panton
This site is about the music of David (Dave) Panton and some of his associates.
He has been decribed as '....a wide ranging musician, working in free improvisation as well as jazz and various kinds of composition (some modernistic, some more like Faure than anything else)....' (Peter Riley, CODA, Issue 172, 1980).
He has also been wide ranging in his choice of instruments in performance: woodwinds, keyboards, percussion, strings and so on, as well as the use of MIDI in recording.
A largely self-taught musician, his methods of working have been similar to those of the so-called American Experimental Tradition, in the sense of being non-academic, intutive and with a penchant for experimentation and disregard of convention.
The biographical details and lists of recordings - both released (on his own labels) and unreleased - give some indication of his activites since the 1960s.
Some of these recordings are being re-released (see Products page) and there are plans to issue some archived recordings.
Apart from those recordings available on disc or by download you can also listen to tracks on this site as well as various download sites.