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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The Evening-NYCP

Play by Richard Maxwell

David Zuckerman:
Principle Cast, Actor/Musician
Score Arranger 2015/16 TOURS:

Walker Art Center, Minnesota
The Kitchen, NYC On the Boards, Seattle, WA
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
El Borde di si mismo, Mamba, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Culturegest, Lisbon, Portugal
Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Belgium
Teatro Arena del Sole, Bologna, Italy
Nanterre Amandiers/Festival d’Automne, Nanterre, France
Theater Garonne, Toulouse, France
La Filature, Mulhouse, France
Made In America, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

The actor playing Beatrice describes Richard Maxwell's father’s death. Beatrice is a bartender/prostitute in a bar. Asi is a fighter and Cosmo is his manager. Cosmo wants to celebrate Asi's win, but Asi wants to talk about getting more fights. Beatrice tells Asi she wants to go to Istanbul, but Asi wants her to stay. A band enters and sets up as Asi takes his steroids. Cosmo wants them all to have fun. They dance as the band plays. Asi realizes Cosmo gave Beatrice money for her trip and gets angry. Asi and Cosmo fight. Asi steals Beatrice’s phone. Beatrice pulls a gun on the two men and gets her phone back. Beatrice tells Cosmo she wants to escape. They talk about whether they're losers or not. Cosmo encourages her to go. He tries for her gun, and fails. Beatrice orders the men to say what they are. She shoots Asi. He doesn't die. She shoots Cosmo and he doesn't die either. Beatrice removes their squib packs. She takes out her suitcase and steps out of the bar and it comes apart. The bar and band are struck. Asi and Cosmo exit. The stage fills with fog and turns white. The actor playing Beatrice puts on snow camouflage, then describes a journey through a vast landscape.