Today is John Cage’s birthday and fittingly I recieved these videos from composer Agustin Castilla-Avila. The guitar is re-imagined or ‘caged’. Here’s what the composer had to say about Caged Music III:
It is the third piece (out of 4) of the cycle “Caged Music”. In this one, I “caged” a very popular theme on the guitar: “Recuerdos de la Alhambra” by Tárrega. My intention with the cycle was to focus on the intimacy of the instrument.
Caged Music III by Agustin Castilla-Avila. Performed by Athenaeum Guitar Trio.
Source: athenaeumguitartrio on YouTube
Here’s another video of the same work
Trio Alma plays Castilla-Ávila’s “Caged Music III”
Source: castillaavila1974 on YouTube
“Caged Music II”, Agustín Castilla- Ávila
The piece belongs to the series “Caged Music”, composed for prepared guitars. The aim of the composer is to bring out the intimate and percussive character of the instrument
NoiZ guitar duo, 7th Guitar Plus Festival, Megaron Thessaloniki, Greece, 17.02.2012
Source: NoiZduo on YouTube