School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

David De La Haye

Music Technician



David de la Haye is a musician, studio engineer, field recordist, sound artist and producer. He is currently focussing on field-recording, environmental sound exploration and the use of 360/VR technologies to create unique audio experiences.

David completed an MMus in Glitch Music and Aesthetics of Failure in Digital Composition at Newcastle University in 2004 and later became a professional touring musician and live sound engineer lucky enough to perform at major international venues including Tønder Festival (Denmark), Moscow International House of Music (Russia), Rainforest World Music Festival (Borneo), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Sa Taronja Cultural Centre (Majorca), Calgary Festival (Canada) and Chicago Highland Games (USA). When not working at the University as Senior Music Technician, he still performs with Monster Ceilidh Band (featuring Newcastle Folk Degree alumni) and Sony award-winning songwriter Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies 


MMus (Distinction),  Newcastle University, 2003 - 2004

BMus in Jazz and Contemporary Music (2:1), Leeds College of Music, 1999 - 2003

NVQ in Business Start-up: Northumbria Uni, 2005




Musician's Union

AVID Certified User

Previous positions

Lecturer in Electroacoustic Music, Northumbria University Media Degree

Community Sound/Recording Engineer, Washington Arts Centre

Director of Canopy New Music, Experimental Music promoters



"Bridges" . A collaborative research project between David de la Haye and James Davoll. Sonification of Newcastle's iconic bridges exhibited as part of SAPL/AHRC funded event 'Scaling The Heights' and showcased at the 2016 Impact Event through video and audio documentation. Its installation in the Tyne Bridge north tower attracted over 400 visitors.