Tag new music

Frevo Guitar Duo plays Smørdal

I figure it’s not enough to just cover the guitarists but also the composers who are integral to keeping the guitar repertoire fresh and expanding. Plus, not many publications for guitar look at new music very often, in fact, some…

Miscelanea Guitar Quartet play STAUBZUCKER

Wow, an actual music video! How often do we see this. I like the circle formation of the group and the central rotating camera. The drugged out and trapped character is also good. Very affective vocal work and soundscape from…

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…

Jonathan Leathwood plays Goss – one player, two guitars

With so many online videos with multiple players on a singe instrument this is a nice reversal. Love Goss, just getting to know Leathwood but I like what I see/hear so far. Interesting piece, very resonant. Jonathan Leathwood performs the…

Superfluidity II for guitar and ensemble by Arturo Fuentes

A great piece for guitar and ensemble by Arturo Fuentes. Really stretches the mind out (!?). I feel that the guitar part is actually in a somewhat traditional role despite the innovative sounds and techniques involved. That changes around half…