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Electronic: Pop Crossover Moods: Mood: Upbeat New Age: New Age New Age: Contemporary Instrumental Electronic: Dance

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United States - Colorado United States - United States


Born in Hollywood, CA in 1961, Davol (pronounced duh-VOL) settled in northern Colorado as a young boy. With primarily classical piano training, he developed an interest in electronic music as a teenager, as well as jazz and classical harpsichord. Since the acquisition of a micro Moog synthesizer at the age of 13, he had an undying passion for electronic music and was addicted to the music of Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream.

His first compositions became the collection of pieces on the Mystic Waters album. In 1988, Davol produced a short demo tape as a gift for some friends who then passed it on to Silver Wave Records and the result was a recording contract. Mystic Waters made it to #15 on the Billboard New Age Chart, and remained on the charts for 25 weeks. The music from his albums has been used worldwide in TV, radio, video and multimedia productions.

Interestingly, Davol's career was originally in microbiology, not music. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1989, and worked as a medical researcher until 1996 when he started a commercial venture, producing music for multimedia. This experience allowed him to write music in very diverse styles and work with other instrumentalists.

Inspiration for his compositions comes from personal relationships, life events or activities, such as cycling, one of his favorite pastimes.

Davol is currently based in Denver. The French language, photography and music are among his great lifelong passions. Since 1986 he supports a compassionate lifestyle for the planet and animals by being vegan. He has spent time as a public health educator for a Hepatitis C nonprofit organization.