Rafael Toral Wave Field, Moneyland Records (MR$ 0595), Portugal, 1995 on #neuguitars #blog

Rafael Toral Wave Field, Moneyland Records (MR$ 0595), Portugal, 1995 http://rafaeltoral.net/ https://rafaeltoral-r.bandcamp.com/album/wave-field-remastered Wave Field 5 25:22 Wave Field 6 21:35 WF Radio Edit 3:01 “What kind of things do you collect? Teaspoons from airline companies.”1 The Portuguese musician Rafael Toral is well known in the experimental scene for having made excellent works based on drone…

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…

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…

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…

Frank Zappa: zitto e suona la tua chitarra su #neuguitars #blog

Frank Vincent Zappa (Baltimora, 21 dicembre 1940 – Los Angeles, 4 dicembre 1993) è stato uno dei più interessanti musicisti, chitarrista, compositore e polistrumentista statunitense dello scorso secolo. Rock’n’roll, blues, classica contemporanea, jazz, doo-woop, vaudeville, musique concrête: l’alchimista Frank Zappa ha distillato in bizzarri alambicchi tutto ciò che lo ha preceduto e che gli stava…

A great classical guitar player: Maria Kämmerling on #neuguitars #blog

  A great classical guitar player: Maria Kämmerling I would like to thank Jens Rossel for showing me Gunnar Berg’s music, introducing me to Maria Kämmerling and overhauling this assay. Vinyl records, LPs are a great passion. I love collecting them, more for the pleasure of handling them, touching them, looking at the covers, more…

Music by changes … la musica gioca a dadi?

“As contemporary music goes on changing in the way I am changing it what will be done is to more and more completely liberate sounds… I am talking and contemporary music is changing.” John Cage Dagli I Ching di John Cage e gli esperimenti aleatori di Karlheinz Stockhausen negli anni ‘60 ai giochi di John…

Andres Segovia versus John Fahey su #neuguitars #blog

Che c’entra John Fahey, chitarrista acustico americano, tra i capostipiti dello stile denominato “American Primitive Guitar” e il nobile Segovia? Apparentemente nulla, o almeno credevo così fino a che ho acquistato la pregevole ristampa di uno dei dischi più belli di Fahey “The Great Santa Barbara Oil Slick” curata da Glenn Jones. Nel bellissimo libretto…

Andres Segovia versus John Fahey on #neuguitars #blog

What can we find in common between John Fahey, American acoustic guitarist, among the founders of the style called “American Primitive Guitar” and the noble Andres Segovia? Apparently nothing, or at least I thought so until I purchased the valuable reprint of one of the most beautiful Fahey’s discs “The Great Santa Barbara Oil Slick…

I Requia di John Fahey e Henry Kaiser su #neuguitars #blog

Il requia o requiem, secondo il rito liturgico della Chiesa cattolica è una messa eseguita e celebrata in memoria del defunto. Può essere anche utilizzata come servizio funebre, in particolare nel caso di funerali solenni, c’è anche l’uso di eseguirla come parte della liturgia nel giorno dei defunti, che vengono commemorati il 2 novembre. In…