David Coulter works throughout the world as a musician, director, curator, consultant and educator.

He is a musical and artistic director of large-scale music and theatre events for Sydney Opera House, Artangel, Southbank Centre, The Barbican, The Sage, Gateshead, Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Hall, Les Nuits de Fourviere in Lyon, and La Salle Pleyel in Paris.

He composes for dance, theatre, cinema, television and radio.

He is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost musical saw players.

He was Associate Musical Director and multi-instrumentalist in the opera The Black Rider, working alongside Tom Waits and Robert Wilson.

He was Damon Albarn's Music Supervisor for the Gorillaz Opera, Monkey: Journey to the West.

He was Yoko Ono's Musical Director for Double Fantasy Live at Meltdown 2013.

In the 80s, he played and recorded with Test Dept and The Band of Holy Joy.

In the 90s, he played mandolin and fiddle with The Pogues.

Since 2000, as an in demand multi-instrumentalist, he has been recording, performing and touring with artists as diverse as Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet, Yoko Ono, Beck, Hal Willner, Marianne Faithfull, The Handsome Family, Richard Hawley, Marc Ribot, Steve Nieve, Mick Harvey, The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Gorillaz, Patrick Wolf.

He has played the didgeridoo at the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on a number of official occasions. 

He has served time as a guest member of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.