17 – 20 October 2019

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17 October Macedonian Opera and Ballet, 20:00 MOB, 20:00


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DAVID TORN electric guitar, live-looping, electronics

David Torn is a composer, texturalist, guitarist, improviser, film composer and producer of actual international stature, renowned for his unique musical voice which seems to span & un-define a range of idioms and styles. His characterful and compositionally textural work has had material impact & influence on both film scoring and, generally, upon contemporary electric, electro-acoustic & electronic music. David’s creative contributions have graced & assisted the works of other musical artists-of-note as diverse as David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Tim Berne, Madonna, Tori Amos, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mick Karn, David Sylvian, Jan Garbarek & Eberhard Weber, Steve Roach, Mark Isham, Jeff Beck and Don Cherry. Apart from the celebrities and scores, though, Torn has emerged as one of the most vivid and imaginative guitar composers and innovators of the last 40 years. Using a complicated system of intricate loops and effects, he builds soundscapes that suggest open plains and jagged canyons, northern lights and gray dawns. Conjuring alien landscapes and pastoral vistas, busy city avenues and oceanic depths, Torn elicits atmosphere like few other modern instrumentals. Jazzwise described Torn's 2015 solo release, “Only Sky” (ECM) as “a vibrating collage full of shimmering sonic shapes, a dark, urban electronic soundscape – a potent mix of jazz, free-form rock and technology that is both demanding and rewarding.”