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David Bowles

David Bowles

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Recording Industry - Mastering Studio
  • Broadcasting - On-location
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Recording Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Mixer
  • Producer


David v.R Bowles formed Swineshead Productions, LLC as a classical recording production company in 1995. His recordings have been GRAMMY-nominated (Classical - Best Orchestral Performance), JUNO-nominated (Classical Album of the Year - Vocal or Choral) and won the "Classical Orchestral Album" prize (Just Plain Folks Awards). Other Bowles-produced and engineered releases have twice been named "Record of the Month - Editor's Choice" from Gramophone Magazine and Opera News; and "Record of the Year" from New York Times, the New Yorker and Voix des Arts. Several releases are available as high-resolution paid downloads in surround and 3D audio formats.

In collaboration with New York University's Music Technology programme at Steinhardt School of Music, Mr. Bowles researches and teaches 3D audio recording. He has sat on panels at several AES conventions (with colleagues from NYU, Huddersfield University and Sennheiser), and presented his papers on 3D audio at AES conferences in São Paulo, San Francisco and Boston.

As an educator, Mr. Bowles is a guest lecturer for Tonmeister programmes at New York University (Steinhardt School of Music), the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Peabody Recording Arts and Sciences (John Hopkins University). He was Visiting Professor of Recording Arts at Indiana University's Jacobs School.

Mr. Bowles is a member of the AES (Audio Engineering Society), has served on the Board of Governors, been on convention committees, and the committee of the San Francisco AES section. He is a voting member of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) Producers & Engineers Wing.

Education Background

B.Mus., The Juilliard School
M.Mus., The Juilliard School

Why Am I An AES Member?

The AES is the one professional association which encompasses all aspects of audio engineering. It has provided me countless opportunities via its conventions, conferences and local presentations.

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