Or-If-Is

Dave Levison

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Discography of Or-If-Is:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 This Is 10 Audio 2003 Harmony Machine


Originally from Los Angeles, he was playing, writing, and recording music by age 13. While experimenting in his home studio, he picked up various instruments while with bands that ranged from metal, glitter rock, jazz, punk, and funk, sharing the bill with artists such as Nina Hagen, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Redd Kross. After living and traveling in Europe, he returned to California to study both classical and experimental composition, including the classical music of India and Indonesian Gamelan, at the California Institute of the Arts. It was there--and as an assistant to film composer/synthesist Michael Boddicker--that he became inspired by the power and potential of both the recording studio and electronic music, a genre open to fusion, crossing boundaries, and a way to simultaneously combine his interest in music and sound design.

Serious about his craft, he's drawn to drollery, musical surprises, contrasts, layers, and textures. In addition to writing, performing (friends claim that he plays 147 instruments and gadgets), and producing original music, other credits include producing other artists' material, plus music, remixing and sound design for film, cartoons, video games, and live theater.


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