Critically acclaimed music producer and film composer Dave Wirth has been releasing music on the Fire, Fire, Red Star Down record label since 2005. A masters degree holder from the Eastman School of Music, and an unapologetic nerd about music, his energy for following new and inspired ideas is boundless.
Dave's first record titled "I & II" (2005) was an experimentation with slowcore indie-rock songs with melodically layered feedback. It wasn't until 2016 that Dave got into the studio again to record "Flutters." Flutters is an all-instrumental acoustic guitar record, released to critical acclaim. With his 2018 release "The Big Heavy," which also gathered critical acclaim for it's lyrics and melody, Dave explored more indie-folk arrangements with deeply layered voices and guitars. And most recently, 2021 allowed for him to release his insanely rocking "I Won't Untie The Knots."
On the film soundtrack side of things, Dave has been active as fuuuuuck. Having done scores with directors Madison Bounds (Crisp Lips, The Mumbler), Alex Rios (Deja Vu), Suzanne Moulton (Nowheres Wolf), Maurice Moore (The Place She Dwells), and Heather Halstead (Fetch).
Cinematic Piano Improvisations was released in January of 2021. It comprises 24 minutes of solo, improvised piano. In Dave's words: "Improvising is all about using mistakes to your advantage. A wrong note played once is a mistake; A wrong note repeated is an idea. For this record, I accepted the mistakes, and turned them into ideas."
If there's one thing about Dave Wirth you can expect, it's that you can't expect anything. He's always changing, always morphing, and always moving forward, embracing change and allowing it to affect everything he does.
Dave Wirth Releases on Fire, Fire, Red Star Down!
I Won't Untie The Knots: firefireredstardown.com/album/i-wont-untie-the-knots
The Still Life: firefireredstardown.com/album/the-still-life
I & II: firefireredstardown.bandcamp.com/album/i-ii
Crisp Lips (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): firefireredstardown.bandcamp.com/album/crisp-lips-original-motion-picture-soundtrack
The Mumbler (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): firefireredstardown.bandcamp.com/album/the-mumbler-original-motion-picture-soundtrack