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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…

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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….

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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…

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  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…

#video Heiko Ossig #playlist on #neuguitars #blog

Heiko Ossig absolvierte sein Studium am Konservatorium Osnabrück, an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg und an der Musikhochschule Malmö. Er schloss das Studium mit dem Konzertexamen ab. Mit großem Erfolg konzertiert er regelmäßig an der Seite herausragender Künstlerinnen und Künstler, wie z.B. mit der Sopranistin Nuria Rial, dem casalQuartett, dem Violinisten Rodrigo Reichel…

#video Goffredo Petrassi for #guitar on #neuguitars #blog

Goffredo Petrassi (16 July 1904 – 3 March 2003) was an Italian composer of modern classical music, conductor, and teacher. He is considered one of the most influential Italian composers of the twentieth century. Petrassi was born at Zagarolo, near Rome. At the age of 15 he began to work at a music shop to…

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Ohana was born in Casablanca, Morocco (during the French protectorate). His father, an Andalusian of Sephardic-Jewish descent, had been born in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, while his mother had Andalusian-Castilian origins. Ohana inherited British citizenship from his father. He originally studied architecture, but abandoned this in favour of a musical career, initially as…

#video Ensemble Dedalus #playlist on #neuguitars #blog

http://www.dedalus-ensemble.fr/ Fondé en 1996 par Didier Aschour, DEDALUS est un ensemble de musique contemporaine établi à Montpellier depuis 2011. Son répertoire est basé sur les partitions à instrumentation libre issues de la musique contemporaine expérimentale nord-américaine et européenne des années 60 à nos jours. L’ensemble se produit en Europe et aux Etats-Unis, notamment aux Instants…

#video Zsofia Boros #playlist on #neuguitars #blog

http://www.zsofia-boros.com/ Zsófia Boros’ guitar playing is subtle and restrained, accompanied by a melancholy grace. As the subtleness of her playing unfolds, the attentive listener perceives its quiet virtuosity. Her restraint arises quite naturally from the knowledge of her own ability to become one with her instrument and, thus, never to let virtuosity dominate the music….

#video Pierre Bibault #playlist on #neuguitars #blog

Openness and curiosity particularly characterize the musical thought of Pierre Bibault, multifaceted French guitarist, soloist and chamber musician as talented on classical guitar as on electric guitar. Pioneer and dedicatee of new repertoires, transcriber, he explores all the musics from the Renaissance to nowadays. Pierre Bibault was born in 1979 in Paris and began studying…