Born: June 23, 1967 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Dave Halverson is a guitarist/composer based in Oakland, CA. He is also a founding member of the jazz/art rock band Trance Lucid. To date, he has released nine CDs of instrumental music — four as a solo artist, and five with Trance Lucid.
The music ranges from jazz/progressive rock, electronic rock, and avant rock, to textural mood pieces, solo pieces, and more experimental works. Inspirations include random noises, found sound, visual art, science, technology, and shortwave radio experiments.
Halverson's first solo CD was Fragments of What (2003), a cinematic recording that explored new sonic territory and completely reshaped his musical perspective. His 2006 CD, March Forth, was created as a tribute to his father, who was born on March 4th. Apothecary Charms was released in October 2008. His latest CD, 1991, was released in September 2009.
...pushes boundaries with his constantly varied, mostly indefinable blend of sound. -indieville.com
Dave Halverson's guitar playing is both tasteful and heartfelt. He is as strong a composer as anyone out there. -progscape.com
Halverson is an extremely flexible guitarist with a wealth of fresh ideas and techniques. On most tracks he relies on an appealingly vibrant fusion tone, with nice deviations. -allaboutjazz.com
...intelligent instrumental jazz with a rock fusion edge. -MWE3000
Dave Halverson, 1991 (self-released, 2009)
Dave Halverson, Apothecary Charms (self-released, 2008)
Dave Halverson, March Forth (self-released, 2006)
Dave Halverson, Fragments of What (self-released, 2003)
Trance Lucid, Palace of Ether (self-released, 2013)
Trance Lucid, Unrevisited Live (self-released, 2007)
Trance Lucid, The Colours of Darkness (self-released, 2005)
Trance Lucid, Vigil (self-released, 2000)
Trance Lucid, Arise (self-released, 1996)
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I began teaching the guitar in 1986. I have experience teaching individuals (ages 7 to 60) and also groups of children. I am willing to teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.
US Masters Vector Versatek
Electra Westone Dynasty XV-2
Tubeworks MosValve MV-962
Native Instruments Guitar Rig, Reaktor, Absynth
Roland GR-33 guitar synthesizer
lots of little boxes...