Zuckerman currently runs a studio based in Silverlake, Los Angeles, which specializes in film scoring and editing post-production on a range of projects from commercial tv/film to contemporary visual art. For inquiries visit:

The work archived on this page collects a range of selected projects as composer, director, film editor, actor and visual artist.


―   Ostrava Days Festival 2021

―   Hyle String Trio

―   Fissão – Ostrava Days Festival

―   Ismay: Guide To Ismay Vol.1

―   Aplauso: Os Olhos Escutam

―   Full-Contact Minimalism

―   Penny Film

―   Reading/Non-Reading

―   8 X 8 Composers/Choreographers

―   Bar Bar – Performance

―   Casa de Buonaguro-Foerster

―   Ontopo 2018

―   Magick City Residency

―   How I Pulled Myself Out Of Swamp

―   Capitalist Realism Surinomo

―   Good Samaritans-NYCP

―   Sister-Song Benefit Performance

―   Eyes_1

―   How About A Game

―   Cologne Of The Maghreb

―   Really

―   S.E.M. Ensemble, Emerging Concert

―   The Evening-NYCP

―   The Augur-Untitled Radio

―   Jiro, Digital Painting-Musical

―   Cordelia Film

―   The Harmers – LA

―   The Harmers – NYC

―   Icarus-Film

―   Milarepa Opera Benefit

―   The And Group

―   The Auger – David Lewis Gallery

―   End of The Night Café

―   Ariella Von – Film

―   Wolfe with an E

―   Phoebe Zeitgeist – 16mm Film

―   A Cool Breeze on the Back of the Neck

―   Ivan The Bloodburst -Cassette

―   Scores and Objects


David Louis Zuckerman is a composer, multi-media artist, writer and director. Before moving to Los Angeles, Zuckerman toured internationally with renowned American playwright Richard Maxwell’s theater company NYCP, and was a critic at Film Comment magazine writing about contemporary cinema. Zuckerman is an alumnus of the Skowhegan Residency, the Labyrinth Theater Ensemble and the S.E.M. Emerging Composers Workshop. He has made performance installations at David Lewis Gallery, JOAN Los Angeles, Anthology Film Archives, Kunstverein Cologne, Moma-New Director/New Films, The Dallas Museum of Art and others. He studied film scoring at Berklee College of Music and holds a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in Video Art and an MFA in Film/Video from Bard College. His work has been covered in Art in America, LA Weekly, Artforum, Cahiers du Cinema, Purple Magazine, Hyperallergic, The New York Times and Filthy Dreams. Get in touch.

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Capitalist Realism Surinomo

Project by Sophie Naess
July 24th, 2018

Dear friends, admirees, artists and models.---I’m writing to invite you to participate (hang out with me? perform? paint? read) on July 24th. Situations has asked me to program this day for their Temporal Month.---The gallery invited me to do something related to my portrait painting / writing and reading work, basically offering a studio for the day, which will be open to the public. I proposed “Capitalist Realism Surimono: an exhibition of towels with live painting and readings about pleasure and complaint.”---Surimono are a kind of Floating World era Japanese print commissioned by poetry societies to illustrate poems and depict their authors, or by celebrities commemorating special occasions like stage debuts. So Surimono is a kind of combination of image and text, related to persona and its marketability.---I am setting the stage with my towel collection (an homage to Konrad Lueg/Fischer, Mark Fisher, and Matisse. Towel contributions are welcome!) and I invite you to pose for a painting -- or paint one yourself -- possibly while reading a text of your choice (which may be excerpted or illustrated in the painting). This will be going on all day.---In the spirit of surimono, I plan to print an album of postcards of the paintings that get produced, but guests are welcome to keep their painted portraits.
-Sophie Naess