Americans by Scott Johnson, Tzadik, 2010

“Americans all look the same to me, same to me…”   Americans is Scott Johnson’s new album for the prestigious Tzadik, John Zorn project. A new record that adds new chapters to his personal adventure as investigator and composer in between contemporary atmosphere and pop and rock influences and where the electric guitar plays a…

Bucato by Paolo Angeli, ReR 2002

This is the first recording for Paolo Angeli in 2002 for the ReR Records that see Angeli alone playing in solitary with his particular instrument, almost 66 minutes of music, almost a recital to show the abilities of the musician and his prepared sardinian guitar, with a series of tracks took from different recordings live….

Linee di Fuga by Paolo Angeli, Erosha, 1997

Please don’t pay attention to the delay for this review, this record has been published in 1997 by the independent bolognese label Erosha, but there is no problem: records like this don’t grow old in the turn of a season. Around 45 minutes of sonorous experiments with a curious and fascinating sound similar to certain…

The guitar music by Manuel M. Ponce by Sante Tursi, Rainbow Classics,

Ponce’s music embodies better of any other the aesthetic of Segovia: the impassioned recovery of the folklore of his own country is elaborated in a happy and balanced synthesis among his own popular cultural training and the European musical culture, consequent to his Parisian living and the studies of composition with Paul Dukas to the…

The guitar music of the next age by Eugenio Becherucci, Sinfonica, 2001

This cd has a curious title, that would be able to call back to the past a suspicious listener something about a certain “new age” music, in many cases synonymous of a certain superficiality and of an poor exoticism-mysticism, despite some works of value realized from greta guitarists as Michael Hedges and Alex De Grassi….

Die Donnergötter by Rhys Chatham, Dossier Records, 1988

“For an art music audience, both ‘Guitar Trio’ and ‘Drastic Classicism’ were vigorous new strains of overtone-based minimalism, lyrical in content and structurally austere, which synthesized two different musics to arrive at a striking new form (…) what the musicians in my ensemble were hearing as a kind of viscous, gelatinous sphere of shimmering overtones,…

A Crimson Grail di Rhys Chatham, Table Of The Elements, 2007

Four hundred electric guitars that sing a hymn to the eternal music. Four hundred electric guitars on the steps of Sacre Coeur in Paris, the night of the first October 2005. 2400 strings that vibrate in unison creating a unique, powerful, exciting, touching sound … … This work comes from a recording of four hundred…

De Fossa Trois Quatuors op.19 by Lorenzo Micheli, Stradivarius, 2009

Review of De Fossa Trois Quatuors op.19 by Lorenzo Micheli, Stradivarius, 2009 Singular character, Francois de Fossa (Perpignan 1775 – Paris 1849), son of a noted historian and lawyer, a professional soldier for the Spanish first then in French army under the command of Joseph Bonaparte, guitarist, composer and friend of Dionisio Aguado for whom he…

Fantasia catalana by Duo Eutonos, FUNDACIO’ ACA, 2001

VisionaryGuitars Reviews Blog Chitarra e Dintorni The Duo Eutonos leaves his musical signature with this cd gone out in the 2001. Eugenio Becherucci on the guitar and Antonio Cipriani on the violin interpret with pleasant feeling and yearning imagination these Catalan fantasies wisely arranged by the same Becherucci. The CD entertains a collection of simple…

#Recensione di Intermission 2000-2008 di Oren Ambarchi, Touch, 2009 su #neuguitars #blog

https://orenambarchi.bandcamp.com/album/intermission-2000-2008 http://touch33.net/catalogue/tone-40-oren-ambarchi-intermission-2000-2008.html Oren Ambarchi è un compositore e multi-strumentista australiano caratterizzato dalla capacità di trascendere i convenzionali approcci strumentali. Il suo lavoro si concentra principalmente sulla ricerca e nell’esplorazione della chitarra, trasformandola in uno strumento alternativo, un laboratorio per una lunga indagine sonica. Questo disco è una compilation di lavori in solo precedentemente realizzati in…

Chitarra Con Forza di Magnus Andersson, Phono Suecia 1988

Il Maestro Magnus Anderrson è stato da sempre una delle forze propulsive che hanno “mosso le acque” nel campo della chitarra contemporanea. Penso sia doveroso citare il Maestro Angelo Giardino, autore delle note che accompagnano questo cd: “ tra gli studenti che avevano trovato nella mia scuola il clima culturale e musicale adatto a coltivare…

The Plucked North di Magnus Andresson, nosag, 2006

Recensione di The Plucked North di Magnus Andresson, nosag, 2006 Questo cd è sottotitolato “New music from Sweden, Denmark and Finland” e può essere considerate il seguito “nordico” al precedente Short Sounds interamente dedicato ai compositori italiani. Rispetto all’album precedente Andersson dimostra la propria abilità come polistrumentista cimentandosi non solo alla chitarra classica ma anche all’elettrica…

Interview with Geoffrey Morris by Andrea Aguzzi (July 2010)

The first question is always the classic one: how does it start your love and interest for guitar and what instruments do you play or have you played? Like so many guitarists of my generation I was first attracted to the guitar through Rock music. In fact I played rock or jazz up until my…

Interview with Sante Tursi by Andrea Aguzzi (May 2010)

VisionaryGuitars Interviews The first question is always the classic one: how did start your love and interest for the guitar? What instruments do you play?I have started playing guitar simply because there was one in the house of my parents (a rather badly off model to say the truth!); in the beginning I was above…

#Interview with Eugenio Becherucci (April 2010) on #neuguitars #blog

Eugenio Becherucci: Guitarist? Musician? Composer? How was born your love and interest for the guitar? My vocation is undoubtedly that of guitarist. In my family with Spanish-Italian origin, guitar is a very loved instrument, and I was driven to study it by my brother Antonio, but I was also encouraged by all my family. Actually…

#Interview with Maurizio Pisati (March 2010) on #neuguitars #blog

VisionaryGuitars Interviews You have studied at the Milan’s Conservatory, graduating with honors in composition with S. Sciarrino, A. Guarnieri and G. Manzoni and later also in classical guitar. How was the musical scene at the Conservatory in those years and what does it mean for you to have studid with teachers of that level?  …

Interview with Scott Johnson (February 2010)

The first question is always the classic one: how does it start your love and interest for guitar and what instruments do you play or have you played? My real love in music is composing, but my first flirtation was playing guitar in rock bands as a teenager. Soon I learned more about harmony from…