Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Sep 23rd 2008 to Sep 27th 2008
  • FROM : USA

Trevor Dunn was born in 1968 behind the Redwood Curtain traversing a fine line between hippies and rednecks. His first instrument was the clarinet and he began to focus on the electric bass at age 13. Four years later he co-founded the avant-rock band Mr. Bungle. In 1990 he received a BA in music from Humboldt State where he performed Koussevitsky's Concerto for Double Bass with the HSO. In 2001 he was commissioned by the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center to write a solo bass piece for Jon Deak. Mr. Deak performed "Depaysemant" for prepared contrabass later that year at Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center. Currently Dunn lives in Brooklyn, NY and can be heard on over 65 recordings. In 2008 he released a collection of film music on the Tzadik label, and in 2009 he plans on unleashing a brand new rock band called MadLove. Other recent bands include Fantomas, John Zorn's Electric Masada, Moonchild, Curtis Hasslebring's New Mellow Edwards and occasional appearances with David Krakauer, Marc Ribot, Raz Mesinai, Rob Price, and/or Andrew D'Angelo.

Selected Discography:
Mr Bungle: California (Warner Bros)
Junk Genius: Ghost of Electricity (Songlines)
John Schott: In These Great Times (Tzadik)
Graham Connah: My God Has Fleas (Rastascan)
Ben Goldberg Trio: Here By Now (Music & Arts)
Fantomas (Ipecac)
Melvins: Houdini Live (Ipecac)
Hilmar Jensson: Ditty Blei (Songlines)
John Zorn: Filmworks XIII (Tzadik)
John Zorn's Electric Masada: At The Mountains of Madness (Tzadik)
John Zorn: Six Litanies for Heliogabalus (Tzadik)
Trevor Dunn's trio-convulsant: Sister Phantom Owl Fish (Ipecac)
Trevor Dunn's trio-convulsant: Debutantes & Centipedes (Challenge)
Trevor Dunn: four films (Tzadik)
Shelley Burgon/Trevor Dunn: Baltimore (Skirl)