La macchina inconscia e la chitarra semiotica di Wendy Eisenberg su #neuguitars #blog

https://www.wendyeisenberg.com/ http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=4027 Ho conosciuto Wendy eisenberg tramite una delle combinazioni causalmente fortuite che avvengono in internet: un video dello youtuber Don Mount, un appassionato che con pazienza quasi feticistica ha costruito un impressionante archivio di video di concerti tenuti dai personaggi che affollano la scena underground newyorkese. Don Mount è una figura cruciale nello “scenius”…

The unconscious machine and Wendy Eisenberg’s semiotic guitar on #neuguitars #blog

https://www.wendyeisenberg.com/ http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=4027http://www.tzadik.com/index.php?catalog=4027 I met Wendy Eisenberg through one of the causally fortuitous combinations that take place on internet: a video of the youtuber Don Mount, a passionate who with almost fetishist patience built an impressive archive of concert videos held by the characters that crowd the New York underground scene. Don Mount is a crucial…

Captive, The Edge’s experimental side on #neuguitars #blog

David Howell Evans. In art, and for everyone, simply The Edge. No, we’re not talking about U2. It wouldn’t be worth it. They have had their day and rightly so, they continue to give us some decidedly trivial songs, dull photocopies of an exceptional creative period, but I grant it to them in virtue of…

The Edge, Captive e la sua mancata carriera solista su #neuguitars #blog

David Howell Evans. In arte, e per tutti, semplicemente The Edge. No, non parliamo degli U2. Non ne varrebbe la pena. Hanno fatto il loro tempo ed è giusto che sia così, continuano a regalarci canzoni, decisamente banali, fotocopie scialbe di un periodo creativo eccezionale, ma glielo concedo in virtù proprio di quel periodo che…

Why is “Tor & Vale” by Mark Wingfield and Gary Husband (MoonJune Records 2019) labeled as “progressive” music? #neuguitars #blog

https://markwingfield-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/tor-vale-hd I admit I’m not a lover of musical generalizations, genres and easy labels. I also admit that I don’t like Genesis and instead I declare myself a Crimson King’s fan. What I don’t admit and I don’t understand, I don’t understand why in some reviews I have read about this record, the term “progressive”…

A Tribute to Cornelius Cardew, music for guitar #playlist on #neuguitars #blog

Cornelius Cardew (1936 – 1981)  Material played by Leo Brouwer Cornelius Cardew’s “Piece for Guitar (for Stella)”, composed in 1961 and performed here by Alan Thomas. Like Stockhausen’s Piano Piece XI, the score consists of a number of fragments that the player assembles in performance (given the instruction “Play with these pieces. Over & Over….

Nels Cline’s Musical Life in Five Riffs

Nels Cline follows two distinct tracks in his guitar playing, alternating the avant-jazz arc he explores solo along with the psychedelic-punk-freakout textures he brings to Wilco. Here are the five riffs that changed his life, and inspired his own fearless fretting.

Perchè “Tor & Vale” di Mark Wingfield e Gary Husband (MoonJune Records 2019) viene etichettata come “progressive”? su #neuguitars #blog

https://markwingfield-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/tor-vale-hd Ammetto di non essere un amante delle generalizzazioni musicali, dei generi e delle etichette facili. Ammetto anche di non amare i Genesis e mi dichiaro invece fan fazioso, totale e sfegatato dei King Crimson. Quello che non ammetto, non capisco, non comprendo è perché nelle diverse recensioni che ho letto di questo disco, si…

Zero23 and Ranter’s Groove, or the politics of absence, the guitar in the absence, on Kaczynski Editions on #neuguitars #blog

Zero23 and Ranter’s Groove, or the politics of absence, the guitar in the absence, on Kaczynski Editions https://kaczynskieditions.weebly.com/ https://kaczynskieditions.bandcamp.com/ Kaczynski Editions is an independent Italian record company, located in Tuscan, which started quite recently with the production of clearly experimental and avant-garde music. Zero23 and Ranter’s Groove are two of the musical realities it is…

Zero23 e Ranter’s Groove, ovvero la politica dell’assenza, la chitarra nell’assenza, su Kaczynski Edition

Zero23 e Ranter’s Groove, ovvero la politica dell’assenza, la chitarra nell’assenza, su Kaczynski Editions https://kaczynskieditions.weebly.com/ https://kaczynskieditions.bandcamp.com/ La Kaczynski Editions è una casa discografica indipendente italiana, meglio se dico toscana, che ha iniziato piuttosto di recente a proporsi con la produzione di musiche chiaramente sperimentali e di avanguardia. Zero23 e Ranter’s Groove sono due delle realtà…

Complexity and depth in Joe Morris’s music, Macrocom and Ultra on #neuguitars #blog

Joe Morris’s photo @ Scott Friedlander https://joemorrisritiglacialeratic.bandcamp.com/album/macrocosm https://sluchaj.bandcamp.com/album/joe-morris-ultra Susan Sontag represents an almost enigmatic figure for me. Essayist, writer, director, political activist, the Sontag represents an inexhaustible source of contrasting ideas and points of view on today’s world. Her ideas have the merit of being interesting and current even if Sontag died in 2004 and…

Complessità e profondità nella musica di Joe Morris, Macrocosm e Ultra su #neuguitars #blog

Complessità e profondità nella musica di Joe Morris https://joemorrisritiglacialeratic.bandcamp.com/album/macrocosm https://sluchaj.bandcamp.com/album/joe-morris-ultra Susan Sontag rappresenta una figura per me quasi enigmatica. Saggista, scrittrice, regista, attivista politica, la Sontag rappresenta una sorgente inesauribile di idee e punti vista contrastanti sul mondo odierno. Le sue idee hanno il pregio di mantenersi interessanti e attuali anche se la Sontag è…

Intervista con Virginia Arancio (Luglio 2018) su #neuguitars #blog

Intervista con Virginia Arancio (Luglio 2018) Cara Virginia benvenuta nel blog Neuguitars: la prima domanda è sempre quella classica: come è nato il tuo amore e interesse per la chitarra e con quali strumenti suoni o hai suonato? Grazie, Andrea. Il mio interesse per la chitarra è stato legato da subito alla mia passione per…

Is voice & guitar duo the “new black”? “Between Us All, New American Art Songs For Voice & Guitar” The Bowers Fader Duo, 2019 New Focus Recordings on #neuguitars #blog

http://www.newfocusrecordings.com/catalogue/the-bowers-fader-duo-between-us-all/ The new album “Between Us All New American Art Songs For Voice & Guitar” by The Bowers Fader Duo suggests some interesting aesthetic questions. This record, made in 2019 by New Focus Recordings, is based on a nearly nineteenth-century-romantic formula: the duo for classical guitar and voice, in this case the guitarist Oren fader…