Bio

Emmy-nominated composer, guitarist, author, and educator, David Dvorin has had his concert music performed in numerous new music and multimedia festivals around the United States and Europe. Versatile in both electronic and acoustic music mediums, he has written for and collaborated with such notable artists as Terry Riley, the California E.A.R. Unit and the Kronos Quartet. 

In addition to producing several CDs and DVDs of his compositional work, David is active as a performer on both guitar and electronics. Some of his current performance projects include leading the Space Age Jazz-inspired quartet, Flounder, his chamber-jazz duo, Pull-String with violinist Matej Seda, and the electro-acoustic duo, Zap! with multi-reeds player Randy McKean, all of which also serve as vehicles for David’s original compositions.

Regarded internationally as an expert on Apple’s Logic Pro software, his textbook, Logic Pro X: Advanced Music Production, now in its fourth edition, has been adopted by educational institutions worldwide, and is the basis for Apple Computer’s certified training. David has also served as a professional consultant to music technology companies such as Native Instruments and Apple Computer.

David has been on the faculty at California State University, Chico since 2006, teaching composition, electronic music and recording arts. In addition to his teaching and artistic activities, he is also the Artistic Director for the annual New Music Symposium, which showcases the work of young composers and brings acclaimed contemporary composers and performers to the North State area of California.

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Flounder @ The Torch!

The Torch Club, 904 15th St., Sacramento

Flounder plays two sets of magical musical material, both celebrating the new release "I'm the Flounder", as well as showcasing new compositions written especially for the band.

Nevada City Live! presents Cure-All Records Showcase with Flounder & Tumble

Nevada Theater, 401 Broad St., Nevada City

Paul Emery's Nevada City Live! series, in conjunction with the Sierra Jazz Society and Cure-All Records, presents a night of music featuring Tumble and Flounder. This gig at the historic Nevada Theatre will be abiding by Nevada County Public Health requirements for all shows. Proof of vaccination or current negative Covid test required for entry.

$30 premium reserved; $20 general admission

The Return of Flounder! CD release and more...

Wild Eye Pub, 535 Mill St., Grass Valley

Out of hibernation and celebrating the brand new release of "I'm the Flounder" on Cure-All Records, Flounder brings their unique original compositions and freewheeling grooves to the WildEye.

Two sets for a full evening of Flounder!

$10