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David Torn

David Torn
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United States
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David Torn is an American composer and guitarist, born May 26, 1953 in Amityville, New York. He is known for his extensive use of electronics and various devices to modify his guitar's sound, as well as being a pioneer of looping.
Website
http://davidtorn.net
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Releases on file (36)
Stephan Thelen — Fractal Guitar Stephan Thelen — Fractal Guitar
(Moonjune MJR, 2019, CD / DL)
Sonar with David Torn — Live at Moods Sonar with David Torn — Live at Moods
(7d Media 1818, 2018, CD)
Sonar with David Torn — Vortex Sonar with David Torn — Vortex
(RareNoise RNR087, 2018, CD)
David Torn — Only Sky David Torn — Only Sky
(ECM 2433, 2015, CD)
David Bowie — The Next Day David Bowie — The Next Day
(Columbia 88765 46192 2, 2013, CD)
Matte Henderson with Marco Minnemann — The Veneer of Logic Matte Henderson with Marco Minnemann — The Veneer of Logic
(7d Media 7D1315, 2013, CD)
Julie Slick — Terroir Julie Slick — Terroir
((Not on label) no#, 2012, CD)
Tony Levin, David Torn, Alan White — Levin Torn White Tony Levin, David Torn, Alan White — Levin Torn White
(Lazy Bones Recordings B005H492PI, 2011, CD)
David Torn — Prezens David Torn — Prezens
(ECM 1877, 2007, CD)
Kit Watkins — Flying Petals Kit Watkins — Flying Petals
((Not on label) no#, 2004, CD)
David Bowie — Reality David Bowie — Reality
(Columbia CK 90660, 2003, 2CD)
Mick Karn — Each Eye a Path Remix Mick Karn — Each Eye a Path Remix
(Medium Productions MPCD15, 2002, CD)
David Bowie — Heathen David Bowie — Heathen
(Columbia CK 86656, 2002, 2CD)
Tim Berne — Science Friction Tim Berne — Science Friction
(Screwgun SCREWU 013, 2002, CD)
Tim Berne — The Sevens Tim Berne — The Sevens
(New World 80586-2, 2002, CD)
Robert Creeley / Chris Massey / Steve Swallow / David Cast / David Torn — Have We Told You All You'd Thought to Know? Robert Creeley / Chris Massey / Steve Swallow / David Cast / David Torn — Have We Told You All You'd Thought to Know?
(Cuneiform Rune 144, 2001, CD)
Laurie Anderson — Life on a String Laurie Anderson — Life on a String
(Nonesuch 795392-2, 2001, CD)
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities  — Blue Nights Bruford Levin Upper Extremities — Blue Nights
(Discipline DGM 002, 2000, 2CD)
Chris Massey / David Castiglione / David Torn — Forever Sharp and Vivid Chris Massey / David Castiglione / David Torn — Forever Sharp and Vivid
(LoLo 014-2, 1998, CD)
David Torn / Vernon Reid / Elliott Sharp — GTR OBLQ David Torn / Vernon Reid / Elliott Sharp — GTR OBLQ
(Knitting Factory KFR-233, 1998, CD)
Nicola Alesini / Pier Luigi Andreoni  — Marco Polo (Volume II) Nicola Alesini / Pier Luigi Andreoni — Marco Polo (Volume II)
(Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90073, 1998, CD)
Bruford Levin  — Upper Extremities Bruford Levin — Upper Extremities
(Discipline DGM9805, 1998, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Discord Ryuichi Sakamoto — Discord
(Güt / For Life FLCG-3028, 1997, CD)
Gongzilla — Thrive Gongzilla — Thrive
(LoLo LOLO 010-2, 1996, CD)
Bon  — To the Bone Bon — To the Bone
(LoLo LOLO 009-2, 1996, CD)
Caryn Lin — Tolerance for Ambiguity Caryn Lin — Tolerance for Ambiguity
(Alchemy Records (US) alcd 1010, 1996, CD)
David Torn — What Means Solid, Traveller? David Torn — What Means Solid, Traveller?
(CMP Records CD 1012, 1996, CD)
Nicola Alesini / Pier Luigi Andreoni — Marco Polo Nicola Alesini / Pier Luigi Andreoni — Marco Polo
(Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90069, 1995, CD)
Steve Jansen / Richard Barbieri — Stone to Flesh Steve Jansen / Richard Barbieri — Stone to Flesh
(Medium Productions mpcd3, 1995, CD)
Mick Karn — The Tooth Mother Mick Karn — The Tooth Mother
(CMP Records CD 1008, 1995, CD)
David Torn — Tripping over God David Torn — Tripping over God
(CMP Records CD 1007, 1995, CD)
David Torn / Mick Karn / Terry Bozzio — Polytown David Torn / Mick Karn / Terry Bozzio — Polytown
(CMP Records CD 1006, 1994, CD)
Mick Karn — Bestial Cluster Mick Karn — Bestial Cluster
(CMP Records CD 1002, 1993, CD)
David Torn — Door X David Torn — Door X
(Windham Hill WD-1096, 1990, CD)
David Torn — Cloud About Mercury David Torn — Cloud About Mercury
(ECM 1322, 1987, CD)
David Sylvian — Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian — Secrets of the Beehive
(Virgin CDV 2471, 1987, CD)

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