David Torn

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That Awkward Moment (Original Motion Picture …

Polytown

Tripping Over God

What Means Solid, Traveller?

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Biography:
Genres: Jazz, Rock, Soundtracks, World

David Torn (born 1953) is an American composer and guitarist. He is known for the organic blending/manipulation of electronic and acoustic instruments and performance techniques that have an atmospheric or textural quality and effect, along with a particular harmonic richness. He is particularly well known among guitarists for his use and technological influence upon the development of looping effects. Torn studied with Leonard Bernstein (within the "Music for Young Composers" series), as well as with guitarists John Abercrombie, Pat Martino, Paul Weiss and Arthur Basile. David Torn is married to a Brecht, is the son of L.J. and R. Torn, the father of both Elijah B Torn and Cody Torn, the b... Continue Bio >>

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