Lectures, Conferences & Readings

In a performance of stories from The Duplex Planet, the combination of the music with the monologue adds a powerful resonance to the emotional core of the characters presented. It has been designed to reach a broad cross-section of citizenry and has proven to do so in performances around the country. Performance projects have taken shape with composer Terry Adams (including performance series at Arts at St. Ann’s and at the Jewish Museum, both in NYC) and with the ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (including performances at The Disney Institute, Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg FL, State University of New York, and a three week run at the Peabody House Theater in Somerville, MA.) A 2004 tour and CD release with ensemble 3 Leg Torso presented a new work derived from a residency at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (including performances at Dickinson College, Real Art Ways, The Peabody Essex Museum and the Erie Art Museum.)

Institutes of higher education have hosted performances, residencies and exhibitions (including New York state colleges at St. Lawrence, Union, Empire State and Hamilton; Massachusetts colleges at Amherst, Mass College of Art, Brandeis University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; in Marlboro, VT, at both University in Tallahassee and Florida State; and the SW Minnesota University.) David was commencement speaker to the class of 2004 at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Arts institutes have sponsored appearances and residencies including several appearances through The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art in OR, Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA, the Erie Art Museum in PA, Worcester Arts Group in MA, Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Lake George Writer's Conference, Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT and Chattanooga Cultural Arts Series in TN.

Conferences on aging have invited David to speak at Albany Conference on Aging, Parkinson's Conference in Denver and at Massachusetts Elder Affairs Office, Ombudsman Program Conference.

Frequently reported in electronic media, David has appeared on “As It Happens,” and “Brave New Waves,” CBC (Canada); the NPR programs “Weekend Edition,” “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” “Lost and Found Sounds” and “All Things Considered,” and NBC-TV, “Late Night With Conan O'Brien.”

Articles about Greenberger and the Duplex Planet have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Boston Globe, London Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, Vanity Fair, Spin, The New Yorker among many others.

2004 Commencement Address to the Pacific Northwest College of Art