Godspeed You! Black Emperor on #neuguitars #blog

http://cstrecords.com/artist/godspeed-you-black-emperor/ https://godspeedyoublackemperor.bandcamp.com/ I don’t want to use terms like “band” or “ensemble” to find a definition for Godspeed You! Black Emperor. I’m not even looking for a convenient definition. Their predisposition to go against all the logics present in the music scene, their way of presenting themselves with emails that looks like manifestos, their manifold…

Andy Summers e Robert Fripp. “I Advance Masked” (1982) e “Bewitched” (1984), il dinamico duo su #neuguitars #blog

Siamo nel 1982. Il successo dei Police si è ormai stabilizzato e orientato dopo quattro dischi uno più bello, uno più importante dell’altro. L’ultimo, Ghost in the Machine (1981), li vede in forma smagliante. Synchronicity, la pietra miliare, l’apogeo, lo zenith definitivo che consacrerà definitivamente il gruppo nel pantheon delle leggende del rock è in…

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…