Resophonic Guitar in Contemporary Music: The Wayward Trail by Elliot Simpson, Microfest Records, 2015 #review on #neuguitars #blog

Resophonic Guitar in Contemporary Music: The Wayward Trail by Elliot Simpson, Microfest Records, 2015 http://www.elliotsimpson.net/ http://microfestrecords.com/the-wayward-trail/ Let’s face it, Resophonic guitars have a special charm. For those who don’t know anything about they are a type of guitar invented in the United States of America at the end of the twenties byJohn Dopyera, Slovak emigrant….

La chitarra resofonica nella musica contemporanea: The Wayward Trail di Elliot Simpson, MicroFest Records, 2015 #recensione su #neuguitars #blog

La chitarra resofonica nella musica contemporanea: The Wayward Trail di Elliot Simpson, Microfest Records, 2015 http://www.elliotsimpson.net/ http://microfestrecords.com/the-wayward-trail/ Ammettiamolo, le chitarre resofoniche hanno un fascino particolare. Per chi non le conoscesse sono un tipo di chitarra inventato negli Stati Uniti d’America alla fine degli anni venti, da John Dopyera, emigrante slovacco. Forse sono più conosciute con…

#Review of Bach Sei Solo Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001 – 1006 by Mats Bergström, Mats Bergström Musik AB, 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Bach Sei Solo Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001 – 1006 by Mats Bergström, Mats Bergström Musik AB, 2017 http://www.matsbergstrom.com/ http://www.matsbergstrom.com/bach-sei-solo/ I know. Neuguitars is a blog dedicated to contemporary music. Why then do we talk about Bach? The answers are different but all lead to a single common thread and that is the…

#Review of “Only Sky” by David Torn, ECM, 2015 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of “Only Sky” by David Torn, ECM, 2015 http://www.ecmrecords.com/releases/only-sky1/ http://www.davidtorn.net/ David Torn’s records are precious gifts that this guitarist with a monumental career releases from time to time. Last work published by the ECM, the excellent Prezens, dated back to 2007, so we had to wait eight years rewarded with this excellent solo record “Only sky”, performed with…

Five Guitar records from Brilliant Classic: Cinzia Milani, Marco Salcito, Andrea Dieci, Nicola Jappelli, Hans Werner Henze, Radames Gnattali, Ida Presti on #neuguitars #blog

With boxes of the complete Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, Brilliant became the first destination for music lovers who wanted an affordable, authoritative guide to the voice of these masters of music. Now you can enjoy comprehensive surveys of many more composers, gathering new and classic recordings in one convenient place: CPE Bach, Borodin, Brahms, Fauré,…

Trio Chitarristico Italiano 1977 – 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Trio Chitarristico Italiano 1977 – 2017 http://www.triochitarristicoitaliano.it/index.html The Trio Chitarristico Italiano (Alfonso Borghese, Roberto Frosali and Vincenzo Saldarelli) was the first group of three classical guitars to be established for a stable activity, debuting in 1970. Combining their personal experiences, these three musicians (all students of Alvaro Company) created an entirely new artistic proposal, with the…

#Review of Pinpoints by Gantriis-Zimmerman Guitar Duo, Albany Records, 2017 su #neuguitars #blog

Review of Pinpoints by Gantriis-Zimmerman Guitar Duo, Albany Records, 2017 http://www.albanyrecords.com/ http://volkmarzimmermann.com/enter/ Kristian Gantriis and Volkmar Zimmermann are members of the excellent and the internationally acclaimed Corona Guitar Kvartet (Copenhagen, Denmark) from many years, in this record these two classical guitar players have decide to collaborate togheter creating a duo. This record, Pinpoints, is the…

#Review of Deconstruction by Pino Forastiere, self-released in 2015 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Deconstruction by Pino Forastiere, self-released in 2015 http://www.pinoforastiere.com/deconstructionalbum/ This cd, I would call almost an EP for its limited duration, made by the excellent Italian acoustic guitarist Pino Forastiere has a curious title. Now, if the famous aphorism “talking about music is like dancing about architecture”  makes a direct connection with the art of…

Ten ECM guitars records on #neuguitars #blog

https://www.ecmrecords.com/home ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is an independent record label founded by Manfred Eicher in Munich in 1969. While ECM is best known for jazz music, the label has released a variety of recordings, and ECM’s artists often refuse to acknowledge boundaries between genres. ECM’s motto is “the Most Beautiful Sound Next to Silence”,…

#Review of Chants To The Sea by The Corium Project (Ronny Wiesauer), recordjet, 2017 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of Chants To The Sea by The Corium Project (Ronny Wiesauer), recordjet, 2017 http://www.ronnywiesauer.com/Ronny_Wiesauer-_classical_guitar/Home.html The Austrian guitarist Ronny Wiesauer and his group The Corium Project (Klaus Sauli drums and Heinz Hasenauer doublebass) try an interesting operation with their record, called Chants To The Sea, where the bulk of the work, the core of the…

#Review of Rites & Shades guitarworks by Kai Nieminen (played by Marta Dolzadelli, Marko Rutanen, Marco Ramelli and Patrik Kleemola), Pilfink Records, 2017

Review of Rites & Shades guitarworks by Kai Nieminen (played by Marta Dolzadelli, Marko Rutanen, Marco Ramelli and Patrik Kleemola), Pilfink Records, 2017 http://www.kainieminen.net/index.php/In+English/ http://www.fennicagehrman.fi/composers/nieminen-kai-1953/ http://www.pilfink.fi/app/shop/one/-/id/174 “The list of Finnish composers who work within the free tonal stylistic frame is, indeed, long. Most of them have, unlike ]alava, accepted their role in Finnish musical life….

#Review of “Frames Dialoghi tra Musica e Arti Figurative” by Marta Dolzadelli, Sinfonica, 2014 on #neuguitars #blog

Review of “Frames Dialoghi tra Musica e Arti Figurative” by Marta Dolzadelli, Sinfonica, 2014 Marta Dolzadelli had an interesting and intelligent idea creating a common thread between various musical pieces, very different from each other for characteristics, composers and structure, uniting them under the common inspiration linked to the figurative arts. So in this CD…

Ornette Coleman’s Body Meta, forty years later on #neuguitars #blog

Ornette Coleman’s Body Meta, forty years later “Body Meta is the first Prime Time band recording. The Dancing In Your Head release came from these sessions. The name Prime Time was given because every rehearsal was done in such a will it be or not be manner (because of the difficulty of schéduling everybody for…

#Reviews of Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas by Buck Curran, Obsolete Recordings, 2018 on #neuguitars #blog

Reviews of Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas by Buck Curran, Obsolete Recordings, 2018 https://obsoleterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/morning-haikus-afternoon-ragas Buck Curran returns with his acoustic guitars for a new album with the most intimate and delicate flavors. Let’s start with the title “Morning Haikus, Afternoon Ragas” which is already a declaration of intent, a clear reference to the mystical current of…