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…

Leo Brouwer: his records, Deutsche Grammophon, the ’70s on #neuguitars #blog

Leo Brouwer: his records, Deutsche Grammophon, the ’70s Considered as the most important living composer for guitar music, the Afro-Cuban composer, classical guitarist and conductor Leo Brouwer was named Juan Leovigildo Brouwer when he came into the world in Havana, Cuba on March 1, 1939. His enormous influence on guitar music in particular and classical…

Leo Brouwer, i suoi dischi, la Deutsche Grammophon, gli anni ’70 su #neuguitars #blog

Leo Brouwer, i suoi dischi, la Deutsche Grammophon, gli anni ’70 Considerato il più importante compositore vivente per la chitarra contemporanea, il compositore afro-cubano, chitarrista e direttore d’orchestra Leo Brouwer, vero nome Juan Leovigildo Brouwer, venne al mondo a L’Avana, Cuba, il 1° marzo 1939. La sua enorme influenza sulla musica per chitarra in particolare,…

The Pat Metheny you don’t expect: free-jazz on #neuguitars #blog

The Pat Metheny you don’t expect: free-jazz “Melody still has a place here, which suggests that Metheny’s interest in the Original Coleman legacy may be carrying forward in his own work more intently than it is in the composer’s. Either way, on many of the more raving episodes here, both men sound exulatant with the…

Il Pat Metheny che non ti aspetti: il free-jazz su #neuguitars #blog

Il Pat Metheny che non ti aspetti: il free-jazz “Melody still has a place here, which suggests that Metheny’s interest in the Original Coleman legacy may be carrying forward in his own work more intently than it is in the composer’s. Either way, on many of the more raving episodes here, both men sound exulatant…

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…

Ornette Coleman’s Body Meta, quarant’anni dopo su #neuguitars #blog

Ornette Coleman’s Body Meta, quarant’anni dopo “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 rehearsals)….

Parlando di Pierre Bensusan su #neuguitars #blog

Parlando di Pierre Bensusan http://www.pierrebensusan.com/ Ho conosciuto Pierre Bensusan in modo davvero casuale, comprando e leggendo nel 1987 una copia della rivista italiana Chitarre, N. 11 Febbraio 1987. L’avevo comprata per la copertina e per l’intervista dedicata a Eric Clapton, lo ammetto, ma all’interno trovai anche l’intervista a questo chitarrista acustico francese, all’epoca trentenne che…

A Tribute to Leif Christensen, thirty years after on #neuguitars #blog

A Tribute to Leif Christensen, thirty years after. Who was Leif Christensen? Leif Christensen (1950-1988) born in Arhus, Denmark, studied the theory and history of music at Arhus University (1972), followed by guitar studies at the Royal Academy of Music in Arhus. After graduating in 1977, he completed his studies with Konrad Ragossnig at the…

Steve Reich’s contemporary guitar music on #neuguitar #blog

Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s. Reich’s style of composition influenced many composers and groups. His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns (for example, his early compositions It’s…

The Pat Metheny you don’t expect: minimalism, noise and…John Zorn

What can we say about Pat Metheny that has not already been written, considered and… listen to? Pat Metheny has been able to build over the years an excellent career and also one of the most recognizable guitar sounds, even for non-connoisseurs. The less knowledgeables should remember him especially for the records made with the…

Il Pat Metheny che non ti aspetti: minimalismo, noise e…John Zorn

Che si può dire su Pat Metheny che non sia già stato scritto, considerato e…ascoltato? Pat Metheny ha saputo costruirsi negli anni una eccellente carriera e anche uno dei suoni chitarristici più riconoscibili anche agli orecchi dei non intenditori. I meno informati lo ricordano soprattutto per i dischi realizzati col Pat Metheny Group dove fondeva…

Four Pieces for guitar by Ennio Morricone on #neuguitars #blog

Quattro pezzi per chitarra by Ennio Morricone Morricone composes these “Quattro pezzi per chitarra” in 1957, a work directly connected with serialism and with the music that in those years Darmstadt was beginning to propose to the world. For those who are linked to the music for Sergio Leone’s films or to the elegant solutions…

Quattro pezzi per chitarra di Ennio Morricone su #neuguitars #blog

Quattro pezzi per chitarra di Ennio Morricone Siamo nel 1957 e Morricone compone questi Quattro pezzi per chitarra, un opera direttamente collegata con il serialismo e con le musiche che in quegli anni Darmstadt stava cominciando a proporre al mondo. Per chi è legato alle musiche per i film di Sergio Leone o alle eleganti…

Talking about Gunnar Berg: quarter-tones on guitar on #neuguitars #blog

Talking about Gunnar Berg: quarter-tones on guitar http://www.edition-s.dk/composer/gunnar-berg http://www.gunnarberg.dk/ “Gunnar Berg’s compositions are not ‘knowing’ music; they are a music that listens as closely as it possibly can: a wondering music that searches longingly, obsessively and unyieldingly for its own secret, perhaps for a vanished dream.” Rudolf Kassner Gunnar Berg (1909-1989)was one of the pioneers…