Born: May 26, 1953 Primary Instrument: Guitar
David Torn is a texturalist/guitarist (winner of Guitar Player Magazine's Readers' Poll Award, Experimental category: 1994 & 1997), composer, multi-instrumentalist (live looping, oud, saz, kikuyae, kotar, MacOS, samplers, programming, mandolin, optigan, etc.), producer, writer, occasional singer & sporadically vociferous consultant to technological niches within the musical instrument manufacturing community, among other things.....
Torn’s work on music for film & tv (& soundtrack releases):
Torn's first major soundtrack as sole composer has just been released: The Order, directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Heath Ledger and Shannyn Sossamon, will be in cinemas on September 5th 2003. The soundtrack album is scheduled for release sometime before that date on Superb Records, and will be entirely Torn's score, with one additional track by Adam Smalley. The official site for the motion picture can be found at www.theordermovie.com.
Torn has often been featured as the primary texturalist and/or soloist on films scored by composers Carter Burwell, Mark Isham, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Lisa Gerrard, Patrick O’Hearn, Michael Shrieve, Graeme Revell, Michael Whalen, Edward Shearmur, etc., in addition to having begun scoring for films, himself.