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David Sylvian was born on February 23, 1958 in Lewisham, Kent, England as David Alan Batt. He was previously married to Ingrid Chavez. See full bio »
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 2012 Anton Corbijn Inside Out (Documentary) (performer: "Red Guitar (Music Video)") / (writer: "Red Guitar (Music Video)")
 2008 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2008) ... (writer: "Ghosts" - uncredited)
 2008 Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chris (2008) ... (performer: "Forbidden Colours" - uncredited)
 2007 The Number 23 (writer: "The Banality of Evil")
 2006/I Babel (performer: "World Citizen-I Won't Be Disappointed" - uncredited)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "Quiet Life")
  Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Toldot (2006) ... (performer: "Blemish", "Late Night Shopping") / (writer: "Blemish", "Late Night Shopping")
 2005 The Work of Director Anton Corbijn (Video documentary) (performer: "Red Guitar") / (writer: "Red Guitar")
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lady Heather's Box (2003) ... (performer: "Darkest Dreaming" - uncredited)
 2003 What Fault Is It of Ours? (performer: "Darkest Dreaming") / (writer: "Darkest Dreaming")
 2000 Jam (TV Series) ("Bringing Down The Light")
 1992 Gas, Food Lodging (writer: "Fall in Love With Me")
 1989 Valentina (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Caduta angeli (1989) ... (performer: "When Poets Dreamed of Angels")
 1983 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (performer: "Forbidden Colours" - uncredited)
 1982 Identification of a Woman (writer: "Sons of Pioneers" - as D. Syivian)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for TIAA Cref (singing voice), 2004. See more »

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Personal Quote:

It wasn't my natural inclination to get into writing protest songs. But it was a request from Ryuichi [Sakamoto] to give it a bash. And I felt that there was very little dissent being vocalized in the States. I feel furious at what's being done in the name of the American people. See more »


Ingrid Chavez, an artist signed to Prince's Paisley Park Records, sent Sylvian a copy of her first album. He liked what he heard and thought her voice would fit well with some material that both Ryuichi Sakamoto and he were working on for a new Sakamoto release. Chavez and Sylvian quickly developed a bond and decided to travel together throughout the UK and the USA, where they eventually settled ... See more »

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