- various artists: free classical guitars
(2010, cd, bel, ff hhh - hhh 79)
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.