Dan Graham: Rock My Religion on #neuguitars #blog

Rock My Religion from Diogo Tirado on Vimeo. Rock My Religion is a thesis on the relation between religion and rock music in contemporary culture. Graham formulates a history that begins with the Shakers, an early religious community who practiced self-denial and ecstatic trance dances. With the “reeling and rocking” of religious revivals as his…

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.