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Sam Cave Performs Outcast by Michael Finnissy

Sam Cave performs Outcast by Michael Finnissy (b.1946), written for Cave in 2021. This comes via his YouTube Channel. The work had its world premiere by Cave at the 21st Century Guitar Conference in Indiana, USA in March but due to…

Henrique Carvalho Plays Improviso No.3 by Luiz

Brazilian classical guitarist Henrique Carvalho performs Improviso No.3 – Rítmico from Três Improvisos (2021) by João Luiz. This comes via Luiz’s YouTube channel. I’ve featured the playing of João Luiz a number of times on site but love this exciting…

Felipe Celis Catalan Plays Los Espejos Sonata by Javier Contreras

Chilean guitarist Felipe Celis Catalán plays Sonata “Los Espejos” by Chilean composer Javier Contreras (b.1983). This comes via Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel but you can also visit Catalán’s YouTube as well. Great sonata and excellent performance of the thick texture while maintaining nice…

Zane Forshee and Gene Koshinski Play Clockwork by Gene Koshinski

Zane Forshee and Gene Koshinski Play Killjoy by Koshinski

Zane Forshee (guitar) and Gene Koshinski (percussion) play all three movements of Killjoy by Gene Koshinski (b.1980), scored for amplified guitar and percussion. This comes via Koshinski’s Youtube. Great interactive composition with excellent writing for the guitar. Fantastic playing by…

Adrian Verdejo Plays “for Guitar” by Rodney Sharman

for Guitar by Canadian composer Rodney Sharman was commissioned by Vancouver-based guitarist Adrian Verdejo in 2016 with a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. This performance is taken from an online solo guitar recital presented by Vancouver New…

JIJI performs Dynjandi by Gulli Björnsson

JIJI performs Dynjandi by Gulli Björnsson (b.1991). This comes via her fantastic YouTube channel. I’ve featured JIJI a few times and in every performance I really appreciate her creativity and daring performances of new music commissions. You might have seen her mentioned in the recent article…

Nights Transfigured

Nights Transfigured by Aaron Larget-Caplan

Nights Transfigured – Vol.2 of the New Lullaby Project Aaron Larget-Caplan, 2020.New Lullaby Project Buy or Listen to Samples: Aaron Larget-Caplan, bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes Nights Transfigured by Aaron Larget-Caplan Great to hear the second instalment of the New Lullaby Project…

Andrea De Vitis Plays Into the Rose-Garden by Gilardino

Andrea De Vitis plays Into the rose-garden (in memory of Julian Bream) by Angelo Gilardino (B. 1941). This comes via his great YouTube channel. The passing of Bream has brought back so many memories of the excellent work and music…

Daniel Lippel Plays Vigeland & Eckardt

Above: Daniel Lippel premieres House Music by Nils Vigeland (b.1950). This comes via Lippel’s YouTube channel where you can watch a ton of interesting new music projects and works. Lippel has done some amazing work over the years and has…

Meng Su plays Sun Wukong’s Toccata by Assad

Meng Su plays Sun Wukong’s Toccata by Sergio Assad. This comes via GuitarCoop and their YouTube Channel. Amazing performance with an outrageously high level of technique, musicality, and sonic interpretation. Meng Su is one of my favourite players, I got to see her perform last…

Shift and Riff by Eric Sessler

Alec Holcomb (Guitar I), Xiabo Pu (GII), Yunxiang Fan (GIII), Hao Yang (GIV) play Shift and Riff by Eric Sessler. This comes via Sessler’s YouTube Channel. The work was dedicated to David Starobin & Jason Vieaux and the guitar program of…

Laura Snowden Plays Catalan Peasant by Anderson

English guitarist Laura Snowden plays Catalan Peasant With Guitar by Julian Anderson (b.1967). This is part of New Music for Guitar produced by GuitarCoop in association with Julian Bream Trust. Curated by Fabio Zanon and Produced by Stephen Goss. This comes via their great YouTube Channel.…