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David Sylvian

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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Known For

The Number 23
The Number 23 Soundtrack
(2007)
Shirley: Visions of Reality
Shirley: Visions of Reality Music Department
(2013)
Identification of a Woman
(1982)
Gas, Food Lodging
Gas, Food Lodging Soundtrack
(1992)

Filmography

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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 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "Quiet Life" - uncredited)
 2006/I Babel (performer: "World Citizen-I Won't Be Disappointed" - uncredited)
  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")
 2004 Monster (TV Series) (performer: "For the Love of Life")
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lady Heather's Box (2003) ... (performer: "Darkest Dreaming" - uncredited)
 2003 Ma che colpa abbiamo noi (performer: "Darkest Dreaming") / (writer: "Darkest Dreaming")
 2000 Jam (TV Series) (performer: "Bringing Down The Light")
  La Femme Nikita (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Playing with Fire (1999) ... (performer: "Thalheim" - uncredited) / (writer: "Thalheim" - uncredited)
 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)
 1981-1982 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 May 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "Cantonese Boy")
- Episode dated 1 April 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "Ghosts")
- Episode dated 18 March 1982 (1982) ... (writer: "Ghosts")
- Episode dated 24 September 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Quiet Life")
 1982 Identification of a Woman (writer: "Sons of Pioneers" - as D. Syivian)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Founding member of art rock group Japan. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | See more »


Alternate Names:

Japan
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The details are what always interested me. And so I just began to spend more and more time on those details, until they came to the forefront of the material-textures and atmospherics. I began to elaborate on those more and more and push the rhythmic element a little bit further back. See more »

Trivia:

The band Japan suffered from personal and creative clashes, particularly between Sylvian and Karn, with tensions springing from Sylvian's relationship with Yuka Fujii, a photographer, artist and designer, and Karn's former girlfriend. Fujii quickly became an influential figure in Sylvian's life. She was the first person to introduce Sylvian seriously to jazz, which in turn inspired him to follow ... See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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