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David Torn

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David Torn (also, aka splattercell) is a film composer, texturalist, guitarist, producer and whatnot of actual international stature, renowned for his unique musical voice which seems to span and un-define a range of idioms and styles.

His characterful & compositionally textural work has had material impact & influence upon both film scoring --- through his own scores, in addition to his creative contributions to the scores of Carter Burwell, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Howard Shore, Mark Isham, and others' --- and, generally, upon contemporary electric, electro-acoustic & electronic music.

In addition to the medium of film scoring, David's creative contributions have continued to grace the works of other musical artists-of-note as diverse as David Bowie, Jeff Beck, Sting, Mick Karn, David Sylvian, John Legend, Tori Amos, Tim Berne, Madonna, Meshell Ndegeocello, John Popper, Jan Garbarek, Jarboe, Manu Katché, Laurie Anderson, Kaki King, kd lang, Chocolate Genius, Don Cherry, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tony Levin, Andy Rinehart, David Douglas, Mark Isham & etc.

David was educated by Leonard Bernstein ("Music for Young Composers"), and privately by John Abercrombie, Pat Martino, Paul Weiss & Arthur Basile. He has been the recipient of many awards, including: The Cowboy Award for Best Score (Jackson Hole Film Festival, 2006), a Grammy (for Jeff Beck's recording, which David composed & mixed), a Bronze Axis Award (NZ), & at least 2 Readers' Poll Awards from Guitar Player Magazine, etc.

Firehouse 12 Performances

David Torn - Prezens Friday, March 14, 2008, 10:00p

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