Bio

Ronnie DiSimone (known professionally as Torna) is a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and engineer based in New York City.

Torna works on the artistic and technical aspects of music creation across a wide variety of genres out of his studio The Brick Box as well as Studio G, both located in Brooklyn, NY.

Engineering & Production Credits
November 2018
– 
Peter Wise – (forthcoming EP) // recording engineer, mixer, producer
– j.mulay – (forthcoming EP) // recording engineer

October 2018
– 
Nick Cianci – “Goodnight and Happy Birthday”, “The Night We Crashed Your Dad’s Car” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, produce
– Presidio – (forthcoming EP) // performer, arranger, recording engineer, mixer, producer

September 2018
– 
Roar Dons – (forthcoming LP) // assistant recording engineer

August 2018
– 
Del Water Gap – “Laid Down My Arms”, “To Philly”, “Chastain”, “Don’t Say Nothing”, “Theory of Emotion” // recording engineer
– Sho Ishikura – “Chlorine”, “Nobody Has To Know I’m Here” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Shubh Saran – H.A.D.D. EP // assistant recording engineer

July 2018
– 
NYU/BMI Film Scoring Workshop // recording engineer

June 2018
– 
Netflix – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (S4 Pt. 2) // assistant recording engineer
– Big Hands Rhythm & Blues Band – Thoughts and Prayers // assistant recording engineer, mix assistant

May 2018
– 
Brain Salt – (2 forthcoming singles) // assistant recording engineer
– Star Four – (forthcoming EP) // recording engineer, mixer

April 2018
– 
JR Atkins – “High”, “Flowers”, “Happening” // recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Annika Bennett – “Boy Who Has Everything”, “She Smiles”, “Already In Love”, “Lost My Heart”, “What Happened”, “Soreya Wyn”, “Fucked Up Summer”, “All My Friends” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer

March 2018
– 
WeTV – Bridezillas Podcast // recording engineer
– Leo Manzari – Clockwork // assistant recording engineer
– Chris Mahoney – (2 forthcoming singles) // mix assistant
– Jesse Malin – (forthcoming LP) // assistant recording engineer

February 2018
– 
Ritual Talk – Plans // recording engineer
– Katherine Eisenberg – “Union Pool” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– A Great Big World – A Great Big World // 2nd assistant recording engineer

January 2018
– 
Nick Cianci – High Fidelity Depressed EP // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer

December 2017
– 
Kamilah – “So Long”, “On My Mind” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Natti Vogel – “Love for a Limited Time Only”, “Trick! The Musical” // assistant recording engineer
– Cáthia – No Me Conoces EP // assistant recording engineer, mix assistant
– field trip – Ether/Sick @ Heart // mastering engineer

November 2017
– 
NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music // recording engineer (ongoing)

October 2017
– Tariq Al-Sabir – Blackbird (musical) demos // recording engineer

September 2017
– 
Katherine Eisenberg – “LA Took My Baby Away” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– The Narcotix – Mr. Weberg // mixer
– Kamilah – “Steel & Magnet”, “Your Kind of Mess”, “Beautiful Boy” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Matt Gumley – “Mind Games (Live In Studio)” // recording engineer, mixer, producer

August 2017
– 
Eden Hana – Little Less Like Me EP // recording engineer
– Ritual Talk – “More Than I Can Mention” // recording engineer, mixer, producer

July 2017
– 
Johnny & the Bootlegs – NYC Rags EP // assistant recording engineer
– Kamilah – Learning Curve EP // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Apollo Artist Session LIVE ft. Joel Hamilton & Lyrics Born // assistant recording engineer

June 2017
– 
DOPICO – “Disclaimer”, “Saturday Night” // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Turner Masters Memory Hospital (radio play) // composer, performer, recording engineer, mixer

April 2017
– 
Forever Dog Podcast Network // recording engineer (ongoing)
– John Thornhill – “Love Is A Game”, “Running”, “Keep Your Head Up Child” // recording engineer, mixer
– Lakewhales – Baleen Dreams EP // assistant recording engineer

March 2017
– 
Antonia Cove – (as-of-yet-untitled album) // assistant recording engineer
– Jukebox the Ghost – Off to the Races // recording engineer (through May 2017)

January 2017
– 
Katherine Eisenberg – Nice EP // performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer

December 2016
– 
Voidless – The Voidless EP // recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Every Other Saturday – Longest Day of Summer EP – guitarist

October 2016
– 
Action Dinosaur (animated TV pilot) // composer, performer, recording engineer, mixer, producer
– NYUCSSA Talent Match competition // mixer, judge

August 2016
– 
Nick Cianci – “Have a Drink”, “Nightmares Again”, “All the Things You Do” // recording engineer, mixer, producer
– Shantell Martin – 8-track EP // recording engineer, mixer
– JR Atkins – “I Wash My Hands” // recording engineer, mixer

July 2016
– 
The Misters – “Off My Mind” // mastering engineer
– Russ Elevado & Harry Weinger – tour demos for The Temptations // assistant recording engineer

Note: Dates above reflect when work began, not necessarily when said work was completed/released

 

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Additional Performance Credits
Jon Anderson (Yes), Denny Walley & Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention), Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Kamilah, Matt Gumley, Katherine Eisenberg

Business
Data Analyst @ VEVO // Creative Intern @ Downtown Music Publishing // Temp Catalog Specialist @ Songtrust // A&R Intern @ Domino Recording Company

Education
Bachelor’s in Economics (Concentration in Marketing) – Wharton @ UPenn, 2013
Master’s in Music Composition (Concentration in Songwriting) – Steinhardt @ NYU, 2015
Candidate for Master’s in Music Technology (Concentration in Audio Production) – Steinhardt @ NYU, 2017