Caged Music by Agustin Castilla-Avila

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:  on YouTube

Here’s another video of the same work

Trio Alma plays Castilla-Ávila’s “Caged Music III”

Source:  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:  on YouTube

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