Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Here's something special.
The "Free Classical Guitars" collection presents 8 artists who perform one (or more) free, experimental pieces on a nylon acoustic guitar.

I find the idea quite fascinating. When I think of performing improvised music on a solo instrument, a piano immediately comes to mind. Or a saxophone. Or even an electric guitar.
A nylon string classical guitar does not seem the obvious choice.

The pieces that you can find on this album search for the boundaries of the acoustic guitar. It's a collection of sounds, from silent and soft playing and percussion to distorted space noises and loops.
Improvised music at its best.

Available from Mandaï.

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