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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A Tribute to Bob Dylan’s Self Portrait Sessions – CD release concert A benefit for The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Back in 2019, a year before the pandemic started, singer/songwriter Robert Heirendt got an inspiration to put together a tribute album to Bob Dylan’s 1970 album, “Self Portrait,” an album of mostly covers which was much maligned when it was first released. Robert invited some of his musical friends to contribute tracks taken from the Self Portrait recording sessions. The resulting album included 17 songs and was released on 6/8/20, the exact 50th anniversary of Dylan’s original release. It is not a track by track cover album, but rather a compilation of original versions of tunes that were recorded by Dylan during these sessions. It’s practically a cover album of a cover album.

So now, 2 1/2 years after the release of the album, Robert and many of his musical friends who contributed to the album will be presenting a CD release concert/celebration. This special concert will be a benefit for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, a non-profit organization which works for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. All of the artists are generously donating their talents to this cause.

Performers include: Anton Barbeau & Julia VBH Boston Ravine (Reunion) Flounder Juliet Gobert & Homer Wills Mark Growden Robert Heirendt The Moore Brothers Michael Roe Tumble

General admission: $20, Premium: $30