“A Superb Musician” (The Wire). Sergio Sorrentino is a 21st Century guitarist whose music ranges from ambient to classical, from blues to experimental. His CD Dream (Mode Records) was highlighted in the New York Times as one of the “Week’s Best Classical Music Moments”. He plays with great musicians like Gavin Bryars, John King, Elliott Sharp, Machinefabriek. He collaborated with Philip Glass.
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Gavin Bryars Electric Guitar Works by Gavin Bryars & Sergio Sorrentino, Suoni Possibili Records, 2022 on #neuguitars #blog #SergioSorrentino #GavinBryars
After having collaborated with the greatest guitarists of the contemporary world scene such as Derek Bailey and Bill Frisell, here is a new guitar collaboration for the great composer Gavin Bryars, this time with Sergio Sorrentino, pioneer and main symbol of the new repertoire for electric guitar. Gavin Bryars and Sergio Sorrentino has performed live together several times in duo and with the Gavin Bryars Ensemble; this is their first album together. The electric guitar role in Bryars music is important and peculiar. His music is acclaimed like one of the greatest contribution of the contemporary classical repertoire.
Gavin Bryars: Electric Guitar Works includes a selection of works for Electric Guitar (multiple guitars and guitar and piano) by Gavin Bryars, performed by Bryars himself together with Sergio Sorrentino (also producer of the release).
It includes the World Premiere Recording of the unedited early work “Catalogue” originally written by Bryars for Derek Bailey on 1965 and recorded live by Gavin and Sergio, and “Burroughs II” (2014) for multiple guitars recorded in studio by Sorrentino. The album also includes a new version of “The Squirrel and the Ricketty-Racketty Bridge” (1971), recorded live by Bryars and Sorrentino: well known is the previous version recorded by Bryars together with Brian Eno, Derek Bailey and Fred Frith released on Obscure Records in the Seventies.
released October 7, 2022
TRACK 1: piano; TRACK 3: two electric guitars (left and right channel)
TRACK 1: electric guitar; TRACK 2: six electric guitars and two e-basses
TRACK 3: two electric guitars on track 3 (central channel)
music by Gavin Bryars (Schott Music) tracks 1 and 3 recorded live at AngelicA | Centro di Ricerca Musicale / Teatro San Leonardo, Bologna, Italy, May 19, 2018 – during AngelicA | Festival Internazionale di Musica (Bologna, twenty-eighth year, 2018). Track 2 recorded in Vercelli (Suoni Possibili Studio) on April 2018. Produced by Sergio Sorrentino. Cover Photo by @william.sundfor (at Superspective Festival, Lyon, France, 2022)
Mastered by Studio Teclas (Perugia, Italy). Back cover photo by Alexandra Tchernakova). Thanks to Massimo Simonini, Luca Sigurtà.
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