Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Music for Solo Guitar

For this New Sounds, we’ll have at least a double-helping of guitar music, featuring some solo works by Marc Ribot intended as music for films: some are adaptations of music he has actually written for films, others for classic silent movies that he scored for his personal amusement, still others for films of his own imagination.  These haunting and wistful pieces explore, as Ribot says, "the strange area between language and spatiality that exists partly in between music and visual image, and partly as a common property of both."
Plus, solo guitar music from gifted guitarist/composer Gyan Riley (yep, son of notable composer Terry Riley) from his most recent effort, “Stream of Gratitude,” a record of original works that happen to be dedications (to J.S. Bach, John Dowland, Agustin Barrios Mangoré, Egberto Gismonti, and others.) All that, and music from William Tyler, Henry Kaiser, and Michael Chapman as well.
Marc Ribot Silent Movies Delancey Waltz, excerpt [1:30] Pi Recordings PI 34
Michael Chapman Trainsong: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010 The Last Polish Breakfast [5:25] Tompkins Square 2530
Wililam Tyler Behold the Spirit Missionary Ridge [6:04] Tompkins Square 2424
Gyan Riley Stream of Gratitude Irican [6:20] Tzadik 8078
Michael Chapman Trainsong: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010 Thurston's House [3:09] See above.
Marc Ribot Silent Movies Flicker [5:22]
Bateau [4:59]
The Kid [4:16]
Pi Recordings PI 34
Henry Kaiser Where Endless Meets Disappearing Where Endless Meets Disappearing, excerpt [10:00] Balance Point Acoustics BPALTD404