Morton Feldman – The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar on #neuguitars #blog

In 1966 Morton Feldman wrote a piece for electric guitar. He wrote it for his friend and fellow composer Christian Wolff, who gave the first performance later that year in a concert at the Library and Museum of the Performing Arts, New York…… Feldman described it as an attempt to write a piece for electric guitar which could “overcome” the instrument, using trial and error to produce sounds which didn’t sound like an electric guitar. The piece was thought to be lost when the score was stolen along with Wolff’s guitar case a year later in 1967, but a recording of Wolff playing the piece was unearthed from the archives of the KPFA radio station in Berkeley in 2007. Read more on the rediscovery of the piece in an account published by Chris Villars here.

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