David Torn

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New York-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer, writer, and self-described "texturalist/guitarist" David Torn lent his distinctive style to numerous films and documentaries and collaborations.…
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Year Album Artist
2016 The Distance Ensemble Kolossus / Michael Formanek Mixing
2015 Brand New Day Donna Lewis Producer, Arranger, Guitar (Electric)
2015 Only Sky David Torn Primary Artist, Producer, Photography, Guitar, Composer
2015 Vista Accumulation Matt Mitchell Mixing, Mastering
2015 You've Been Watching Me Tim Berne / Tim Berne's Snakeoil Producer
2014 Blaze David Wilcox Guitar (Electric)
2014 Rosewater [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Howard Shore Guitar (Electric)
2014 That Awkward Moment [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] David Torn Primary Artist, Composer
2014 That Awkward Moment [Original Score] David Torn Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Composer, Electronics
2014 Último Acto Vicentico Guitar (Electric)
2013 Fiction Matt Mitchell Producer, Mixing, Mastering
2013 Shadow Man Tim Berne / Tim Berne's Snakeoil Producer, Mixing
2013 The Next Day David Bowie Guitar
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2 [Original Motion Picture Score] Carter Burwell Guitar (Electric)
2011 Glee: the Music: The Complete Season 1 CD Collection Glee Composer
2011 Old And Inwise Tim Berne / Bruno Chevillon Mastering
2011 The Lincoln Lawyer [Original Score] Cliff Martinez Additional Music, Guitar
2010 Glee: The Music, the Power of Madonna Glee Composer
2010 Mahavishnu Re-Defined, Vol. 2 Featured Artist, Guitar
2010 Recollection k.d. lang Guitar Loops
2008 Can You Follow [Deluxe Box Set] Jack Bruce Slide Guitar
2008 In the Pink Donna Lewis Guitar
2008 The Irrational Numbers Drew Gress Producer, Mixing, Mastering
2008 The Wackness Composer
2008 Twilight [Original Score] Carter Burwell Guitar
2007 David Bowie Box David Bowie Guitar, Omnichord, Guitar Loops
2007 Friday Night Lights [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Composer, Primary Artist
2007 Lars and the Real Girl [Music from the Motion Picture] David Torn Primary Artist, Producer, Audio Production, Vocals, Guitar, Composer
2007 Outside/Heathen David Bowie Guitar, Omnichord, Guitar Loops
2007 Playground Manu Katché Primary Artist, Main Personnel, Guitar
2007 Prezens David Torn Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Main Personnel, Guitar, Sampling, Composer
2007 Selected Mick Karn Guitar, Banjo
2006 Fur [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Carter Burwell Guitar
2006 Once Again John Legend Guitar
2006 Pure Mark Isham Mark Isham Guest Artist, Main Personnel, Loops
2006 Resonator Tony Levin Mastering
2006 The John Popper Project John Popper Guest Artist, Additional Personnel, Guitar
2006 What We Do McGill Manring Stevens Mixing, Mastering
2005 7 Black Butterflies Drew Gress / Drew Gress' 7 Black Butterflies Producer, Mixing, Audio Production, Mastering
2005 Elaboration Herb Robertson Mastering, Roland TR-808
2005 Keystone Dave Douglas Producer, Audio Production
2005 Platinum Blonde NRG: Nrgised Madonna Classics Composer
2005 Pre-Emptive Denial Paraphrase Mastering
2005 The Jack Bruce Collector’s Edition Jack Bruce Main Personnel, Guitar
2005 The Men Album Jarboe Producer, Engineer, Main Personnel, Guitar, Sounds, Composer, Primary Artist
2005 Trinity Mantra Girl Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar, Guitars, Rhythm
2004 Friday Night Lights [Original Movie Soundtrack] Arranger, Archivist, Composer, Primary Artist
2004 From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds Michael Whalen Guitar
2004 Legs to Make Us Longer Kaki King Guest Artist, Producer, Arranger, Mixing, Piano, Drums, Bass
2004 Souls Saved Hear Big Satan Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Composer
2004 Two Plus Two Bon Primary Artist, Additional Personnel, Guitar, Loops
2004 When I Consider How My Light Is Spent Ric Hordinski Mastering
2003 Autonomic Dub Atomica Guest Artist
2003 Jeff Jeff Beck Mixing, Cello, Re-Produced, Reproduction, Composer
2003 Mantra Girl Presents: An Introduction into Kundalini Yoga & Chanting Volum Mantra Girl Producer, Artwork
2003 Moto.Tronic [Bonus DVD] Ryuichi Sakamoto Guest Artist, Guitar
2003 Reality David Bowie Main Personnel, Guitar
2003 The Order David Torn Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Oud, Rhythm, Mastering, Cumbus, Composer
2003 The Sin Eater David Torn Primary Artist
2003 The Sublime And Tim Berne's Science Friction Mixing
2002 Adaptation [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Carter Burwell Guitar
2002 Camphor David Sylvian Guest Artist, Guitar (Acoustic)
2002 Circle in Sand Leslie Ritter Oud, Gamelan, Loops, Pedal Steel
2002 Double Espresso Tony Levin Maccaferi Guitar
2002 Fourteen Years William Camire Mastering
2002 Heathen David Bowie Guitar, Omnichord, Guitar Loops
2002 Hurly Burly David Baerwald Guitar
2002 Scarlet's Walk Tori Amos Guest Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)
2002 Science Friction Tim Berne's Science Friction Producer, Composer, Processing
2002 Selected Recordings (Rarum I-VIII) Guitar
2002 Selected Recordings (Rarum II) Jan Garbarek Guest Artist, Guitar, Primary Artist
2002 Slow Burn David Bowie Guitar
2002 The Sevens Tim Berne Guest Artist, Producer, Guitar, Loops
2002 The Shape of Life [Original TV Soundtrack] Michael Whalen Guitar, Electronics, Loops, Flute Arrangement
2002 Truth Mantra Girl Producer, Artwork
2001 Have We Told You All You'd Thought to Know? Robert Creeley / Steve Swallow Guest Artist, Guitar, Oud, Loops, Microcassette, Primary Artist
2001 L' Instant d'Apres David Linx Arranger, Guitar (Electric), Primary Artist
2001 Life on a String Laurie Anderson Guest Artist, Loop
2001 Mysterious Ways Michael Whalen Guest Artist, Guitar, Percussion Programming
2001 Oil Tan Bow Douglas September Engineer, Mixing
2001 Pieces of the Sun Tony Levin Mastering
2001 So Flows the Current Patrick O'Hearn Guest Artist, Guitar
2001 Soul Machine Fima Ephron Guest Artist, Mixing, Main Personnel, Vocals, Oud, Sampling
2001 The Score [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Howard Shore Guitar
2001 The Shell Game Tim Berne Producer
2000 BLUE Nights Bruford Levin Upper Extremities Mixing, Featured Artist, Guitar, Oud, Loops, Mastering, Loop, Composer
2000 Cinemage Ryuichi Sakamoto Guitar
2000 Everything and Nothing David Sylvian Guitar (Electric)
2000 Is Love Splattercell Producer, Mixing, Composer
2000 Music Madonna Composer
2000 North from Riverside Open Door Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric), Voices, Drones, Group Member
2000 Oah Splattercell Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Vocals, Guitar, Oud, Loops, Microcassette, Composer
2000 Sanctuary Robby Longley Sampling
2000 The Spirit of St. Louis The Manhattan Transfer Guest Artist, Guitar, Loops, Orchestration
2000 Waters of Eden Tony Levin Guest Artist, Guitar, Oud, Drum Programming, Loops, Processing
1999 Anatomy of a Wish Jon Durant Mastering
1999 Bitter Meshell Ndegeocello Guest Artist, Composer
1999 Complete Index of Güt Ryuichi Sakamoto DJ, Primary Artist
1999 Future Jazz Howard Mandel Guitar, Processing, Primary Artist
1999 Marco Polo, Vol. 2 Nicola Alesini / Pier Luigi Andreoni Engineer, Guitar
1999 The Corruptor [Original Score] Carter Burwell Guitar
1999 The Corruptor [Original Soundtrack] Guitar
1999 The Hi-Lo Country Guitar
1999 Upper Extremities Bruford Levin Upper Extremities / Bill Bruford / Tony Levin Guest Artist, Guitar, Loops, Composer
1999 _Ism Jansen/Barbieri/Karn Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Rhythm, Soloist
1998 Bent Gary Willis Mastering
1998 Big Top Shop Talk McKinley Guest Artist, Producer, Arranger, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Steel), National Steel Guitar, Tiple, Organ, Wurlitzer, Chamberlin, Mellotron, Keyboards, Percussion, Pedal Steel
1998 Black Music Chocolate Genius Guest Artist
1998 Downtown Lullaby John Zorn Mastering
1998 Forever Sharp and Vivid Forever Sharp and Vivid Sound Effects, Multi Instruments, Mastering
1998 GTR OBLQ David Torn Primary Artist, Composer
1998 Guitar Zone Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Vocals, Guitar, Loops, Sampling, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1998 Jewish Alternative Movement: Guide for Perplexed Guitar, Loops, Loop
1998 Pools of Mercury Jim Carroll Guitar, Dobro, Koto, Loops, Composer
1998 Seven Veils Robert Rich Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
1998 Ten Bulls Douglas September Loops
1998 The Book of Flame Michael Manring Mastering
1998 The Collection David Torn Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Vocals, Loops, Multi Instruments, Rhythm Programming, Composer
1998 Visitation Rites Paraphrase Mastering
1998 World of Drums & Percussion Producer, Guitar, Loops, Performer, Processing, Composer, Primary Artist
1997 Bass Talk, Vol. 5: Play Da Bass Mastering
1997 Code Robby Aceto Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Mixing, Cello, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Ambience
1997 Conspiracy Theory Carter Burwell Guitar
1997 Discretion Tim Berne's Bloodcount Mastering
1997 Drag k.d. lang Guest Artist, Guitar, Kotar
1997 Heavenly Bodies Bill Bruford / Bill Bruford's Earthworks Producer
1997 Kiss the Girls [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Mark Isham Sound Design
1997 My Man in Sydney Bobby Previte / Bobby Previte's Latin for Travelers Mastering
1997 No Sweat Gary Willis Mastering
1997 Richard Julian Richard Julian Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric)
1997 Separate Cages Wayne Krantz Mastering
1997 Silent Extinction Beyond the Zero Jon Durant Mixing, Mastering
1997 The Collector's Edition Mick Karn Producer, Arranger, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Slide Guitar, Banjo, Koto, Mandolin, Oud, Saz, Sitar (Electric), Harmonica, Percussion, Loops, Organ (Hammond), Voices, Rhythm Programming, Composer
1997 The Covenant Wally Brill Guest Artist, Engineer, Guitar, Loops
1997 Tolerance for Ambiguity Caryn Lin Producer, Engineer, Composer
1997 White Rim of Heaven Brian Gingrich Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Mastering, Guitar Loops
1996 Boneheads Dana Legg Guitar (Electric)
1996 Drop, Vol. 5 Loops
1996 Festival of Light [Polygram] Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
1996 Marco Polo Nicola Alesini Guest Artist, Engineer, Guitar, Primary Artist
1996 Metaphor Patrick O'Hearn Guest Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Electronic)
1996 New Spirits in Jazz Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 Nightscenes Michael Whalen Guitar, Drones
1996 Nightscenes: Music for the Evening Michael Whalen Guitar, Drones
1996 Spirits Richard Stoltzman Guitar (Electric), Percussion, Kotar, Guitar
1996 The Chamber [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Carter Burwell Guitar
1996 Thrive Gongzilla Member of Attributed Artist, Guitar, Loops
1996 To the Bone Bon Guitar, Mastering, Loop, Composer
1996 What Means Solid, Traveller? David Torn Primary Artist, Producer, Composer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Viola, Electronics, Loops, Bass, Voices, Mandoline, Sample Programming, Kotar
1995 Aural Gratification Producer, Mixing, Performer, Primary Artist
1995 Blue Sun Mark Isham Guest Artist, Guitar, Loops
1995 Earthbeat Bebo Baldan / David Torn Primary Artist
1995 Precious Waters: River of Life Guitar (Electric)
1995 Snake Music Mark Nauseef Guest Artist, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Loops, Composer
1995 Stone to Flesh Jansen/Barbieri Loops, Loop
1995 The Keep Happy Rhodes Sonics
1995 The Tooth Mother Mick Karn Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Slide Guitar, Saz, Piano, Organ, Handclapping, Vocals (Background), Hammond Synth, Guitar Loops
1995 Tripping Over God David Torn Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Composer
1995 Trust Patrick O'Hearn Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
1994 Beginning to Melt Jansen/Barbieri/Karn Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Harmonica, Loops, Guitar Loops, Composer, Primary Artist
1994 Building the Colossus Happy Rhodes Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric), Loops
1994 Polytown Terry Bozzio / Mick Karn / David Torn Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Koto, Harmonica, Piano, Loops, Organ (Hammond), Voices, Processing, Hammond Synth, Composer
1993 Bestial Cluster Mick Karn Producer, Engineer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Slide Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica, Keyboards, Percussion, Programming
1993 Kalifornia [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Guitar
1993 Letters from Joubée Artie Traum Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric), Loops
1992 CMPler 2 Producer, Guitar
1992 Rubies Blue Guest Artist
1992 Something Cool Cheryl Bentyne Guitar
1992 Storyville [Original Soundtrack] Carter Burwell Primary Artist, Performer
1992 Tamna Voda Dark Guest Artist, Guitar, Loops
1991 All Heaven Broke Loose Bill Bruford / Bill Bruford's Earthworks Producer, Audio Production, Assistant Engineer
1991 Windham Hill Records Guitar Sampler, Vol. 2 Producer, Mixing, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Slide Guitar, Bottleneck Guitar, Mandolin, Synthesizer, Bass (Electric), Tabla, Percussion, Drum Programming, Performer, Drones, Composer, Primary Artist
1991 Windham Hill Sampler '92 Producer, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Performer, Drones, Primary Artist
1990 CMPler Producer, Guitar
1990 Door X David Torn Primary Artist, Producer, Liner Notes, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Keyboards, Drums, Drums (Snare), Tabla, Percussion, Drones, Composer
1990 In the Blood Producer, Guitar, E-Bow, Synthesizer, Congas, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1990 Mark Isham Mark Isham Guest Artist, Guitar, Composer
1989 Many Bobbing Heads, at Last ... Marty Fogel Guest Artist, Producer, Guitar
1989 Stiletto Michael Shrieve Guest Artist, Guitar
1989 The Leaving Time Michael Shrieve Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), 10-String Bass
1989 Tibet Mark Isham Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
1988 Castalia Mark Isham Guitar, Composer
1988 Novus Sampler '88 Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
1987 Cloud About Mercury David Torn Primary Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Performer, Composer
1987 Secrets of the Beehive David Sylvian Guest Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar Loops
1984 Best Laid Plans Geoffrey Gordon / David Torn Primary Artist, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Performer, Composer
1984 It's OK to Listen to the Gray Voice Jan Garbarek / Jan Garbarek Group Guest Artist, Guitar, Synthesizer, Guitar (Synthesizer), DX-7
1984 Without Warning Everyman Band Primary Artist, Guitar, Effects
1983 Anatidae David Borden Guitar
1983 Sura Mark Nauseef Guitar
... a Show of Love, Respect & Grace Primary Artist
Life in the Sugar Candle Mines Black Host Mastering
Lonely Universe Lonely Universe / Michael White Producer, Guitar, Composer
Mannequins Kate Gentile Mastering
Maps to the Stars [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Howard Shore Guitar (Electric)
Once Again/Get Lifted John Legend Guitar
Spectre Mike Baggetta Mastering
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Main Personnel, Guitar
The Veneer of Logic Matte Henderson / Marco Minnemann Guest Artist
The Fifth Estate Carter Burwell Guitar
They Said... Sinister Resonance Composer