Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Of The Moment by Bern Nix, Bandcamp, 2016 on #neuguitars #blog
I was a fan of Bern Nix’s playing in Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time and we met shortly after I moved to NYC in 1979 and became friends, playing together on a number of occasions and appearing together on radio shows and panel discussions. Bern visited Studio zOaR in August 2016 to record a piece for an edition of the I Never Metaguitar compilations. Besides his track for the compilation, he recorded this beautiful spontaneous compositon which he titled Of The Moment revealing his lyricism, sly humor, and keen sense of texture.
All proceeds from sale of this track will go to Bern’s survivors.
released October 18, 2020
Bern Nix – guitar, composition
Elliott Sharp – producer, engineer.
Recorded August 9, 2016 at Studio zOaR – NYC.