Masayuki Takayanagi’s #playlist on #neuguitars #blog

The guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi was one of those extreme mavericks who combined virtuoso playing and extreme grasp of musical theory with radically atonal freerock amp destruction, inspiring and pissing off contemporaries throughout the entirety of his forty year career. Indeed, he was notably ostracised by the jazz community in the late-60s for having described them…

#video Masayuki Takayanagi #concert Action Direct Live on #neuguitars #blog

Masayuki Takayanagi Action Direct Live Masayuki ‘Jojo’ Takayanagi (高柳昌行) (December 22, 1932 – June 23, 1991) was a Japanese jazz / free improvisation / noise musician. He was active in the Japanese jazz scene from the late 1950s. In the 1960s he formed New Directions (later New Direction Unit), which recorded several albums throughout the 1970s….

#video Brian Ferneyhough for #guitar on #neuguitars #blog

Brian John Peter Ferneyhough(born 16 January 1943) is a British composer, who has resided in California, United States since 1987. His work characterized by highly complex notation and the extensive use of irregular nested rhythmic tuplets, Ferneyhough is typically considered to be the central figure of the New Complexity movement. Ferneyhough taught composition at the…

#video Leo Brouwer for #guitar on #neuguitars #blog

  He is the grandson of Cuban composer Ernestina Lecuona y Casado. His great-uncle, Ernesto Lecuona, composed “La Malagueña” and his second cousin, Margarita Lecuona, composed “Babalú”, which was popularized by Cuban musician and actor Desi Arnaz.

Rafael Andia #playlist on #neuguitars #blog

Born in France of Spanish Republican parents, Rafael Andia first studied the violin but was attracted by the musical tradition of his family. The flamenco that he then practiced yielded to the classical guitar, but his conception of the instrument remains durably fixed under that first influence. Rafael Andia will remain a cornerstone for his generation…