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Trevor Dunn

bass



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1968: born traversing a fine line between hippies and rednecks behind the redwood curtain. first musical affinities: the beach boys, blondie, cheap trick, kiss. first television: ultraman, speedracer, bugs bunny. first films: over the edge, the mouse and his child, snoopy come home, bedknobs & broomsticks. first books: zylpha keatly snyder's witches of worm, the velvet room and the headless cupid.

1977: began studies on clarinet

1981: began studies on electric bass and subsequently quit the clarinet as i realized that girls would now talk to me.

1986: the same year that Lynch's blue velvet and Slayer's reign in blood were released, graduated from EHS. the school's motto: "pigs live in litter, loggers live in pride". started a band called Mr. Bungle. then i got a job at shakey's pizza. began classical technique studies on the contrabass.

1990: graduated from humboldt state university after studying the likes of harry partch, iannis xenakis, alban berg, igor stravinksy, gustav mahler, js bach, you know, all the cats. Also performed Koussevitsky's Concerto for Double Bass with the HSO.

1992: first Mr. Bungle record released on Warner Bros. Moved to SF and two months later embarked on the first MB tour of the US. At the age of 24 I was one of the oldest people in the van. For the next eight years played lots of weddings and restaurants between tours with MB. Learned a lot about music playing with Connah, Goldberg, Schott, Kavee, Amendola, Greenlief, et al.

2000: relocated to Brooklyn, NYC.

Currently playing in various projects under the direction of John Zorn, Curtis Hasselbring's New Mellow Edwards, Fantomas, various groups with harpist Shelley Burgon, my own trio-convulsant, Proof Readers–a quartet that plays the music of Ornette Coleman, and a slew of other things that come and go. Also writing music for independent films and in the midst of putting a new rock band together.


Firehouse 12 Performances

Larry Ochs's Kihnoua Friday, March 23, 2012, 10:00p
8:30p
Erik Friedlander's Bonebridge Friday, October 7, 2011, 10:00p
8:30p
The New Mellow Edwards Friday, September 24, 2010, 10:00p
8:30p
ODE Friday, November 6, 2009, 10:00p
8:30p


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