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David Slusser

Electronics, Woodwinds, Composer
David Slusser was born in Akron, Ohio in 1952. He began playing tenor saxophone at age 10, around the same time he started experimenting with reel to reel tape recorders. Getting his first film sound job in 1975, he continued his career with a move to the San Francisco Bay area in 1977, where he joined Lucasfilm in 1984, and received an Emmy award for sound editing in 1993. He has worked often as a music editor for directors Francis Coppola, George Lucas and David Lynch, with whom he has co-composed music for his films. On his own he has composed for documentaries and public radio, as well as his jazz group Rubber City. His sound design is in the collections of both the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Contempory Art in Los Angeles, though far more people have heard it in some of the more imaginative commercials on television. He began an association with John Zorn in the mid eighties. Received two prizes in the 1999 Julius Hemphill Composition
Awards, including first for jazz orchestra.
Upcoming Events:

Thursday, July 24 2014 8:00 PM
Luggage Store New Music Series [Outsound co-Presents @ The Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market St. SF]
Tales of Topographic Motion
...A meeting of sound and movement...

Joshua Marshall (Tenor Saxophone) & Sophia Colmenarez
Theo Padouvas (Trumpet) & Megan Kurashige
David Slusser (Winds) & Kim Ip
Erika Oba (Flute) & Shannon Kurashige  More...
CDs on which David Slusser appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Voices In The Wilderness Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s America
Artist: Voices In The Wilderness
Title: Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s America
Label: Pax Recordings PR90276
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90276
T.D. Skatchit & Company T.D. Skatchit & Company
Artist: T.D. Skatchit & Company
Title: T.D. Skatchit & Company
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4096
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4096
Rova Saxophone Quartet Long On Logic
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: Long On Logic
Label: Sound Aspects SAS CD 037
Label page on this site: Sound Aspects
Sound Aspects SAS CD 037
Ron Anderson Pak Small r Half Inch
Artist: Ron Anderson
Title: Pak Small r Half Inch
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 020
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 020
David Slusser Delight at the End of the Tunnel
Artist: David Slusser
Title: Delight at the End of the Tunnel
Label: Tzadik 7024
Label page on this site: Tzadik
Tzadik 7024
Mike Patton Burt Bacharach : Great Jewish Music
Artist: Mike Patton
Title: Burt Bacharach : Great Jewish Music
Label: Tzadik 7114-2
Label page on this site: Tzadik
Tzadik 7114-2
Ron Anderson "does time affect memory?" (compilation)
Artist: Ron Anderson
Title: "does time affect memory?" (compilation)
Label: Amanita AMA 49
Label page on this site: Amanita
Amanita AMA 49
Splatter Trio Anagrams
Artist: Splatter Trio
Title: Anagrams
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 007
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 007
John Zorn (Y)earbook V.2 (compilation)
Artist: John Zorn
Title: (Y)earbook V.2 (compilation)
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 009
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 009
Pluto (Y)earbook V.3 (compilation)
Artist: Pluto
Title: (Y)earbook V.3 (compilation)
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 010
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 010
Pluto Shoehorse Emerging
Artist: Pluto
Title: Shoehorse Emerging
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 014
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 014
David Slusser Rubber City
Artist: David Slusser
Title: Rubber City
Label: Breath Ears BE01
Label page on this site: Breath Ears
Breath Ears BE01
Tim Hesla Market Street Cafe DuNord Compilation
Artist: Tim Hesla
Title: Market Street Cafe DuNord Compilation
Label: DuNord CDNCD001
Label page on this site: DuNord
DuNord CDNCD001
John Zorn Elegy
Artist: John Zorn
Title: Elegy
Label: Tzadik 7302
Label page on this site: Tzadik
Tzadik 7302
Eyvind Kang 7 Nades
Artist: Eyvind Kang
Title: 7 Nades
Label: Tzadik 7013
Label page on this site: Tzadik
Tzadik 7013
Steve Horowitz The Code
Artist: Steve Horowitz
Title: The Code
Label: FOT Records
Label page on this site: FOT Records
FOT Records
The Molecules Down Under The Black Light
Artist: The Molecules
Title: Down Under The Black Light
Label: Mega 007/TM003
Label page on this site: Mega
Mega 007/TM003
Malcolm Mooney Malcolm Mooney & the 10th Planet
Artist: Malcolm Mooney
Title: Malcolm Mooney & the 10th Planet
Label: MRM 7012
Label page on this site: MRM
MRM 7012
Rubber City Wild At Heart (David Lynch soundtrack)
Artist: Rubber City
Title: Wild At Heart (David Lynch soundtrack)
Label: Polydor 845098-2
Label page on this site: Polydor
Polydor 845098-2
Warheads Warheads
Artist: Warheads
Title: Warheads
Label: Radical House RH019
Label page on this site: Radical House
Radical House RH019
Secret Chiefs 3 Smiling Pets (Beach Boys compilation)
Artist: Secret Chiefs 3
Title: Smiling Pets (Beach Boys compilation)
Label: Sony SRCS 325 (Japan)
Label page on this site: Sony
Sony SRCS 325 (Japan)
Rubber City Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me (Lynch soundtrack)
Artist: Rubber City
Title: Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me (Lynch soundtrack)
Label: Warner Brothers 9 45019-2
Label page on this site: Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers 9 45019-2
Interviews/Articles:
David Slusser (02/13/2003)
Slusser's Thoughts on Improvisation