An ongoing compilation organized by Elliott Sharp that is dedicated to solo guitar with 16 original tracks by various artists ranging from acoustic, electro-acoustic, electric, all the way to electronic.
Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CFG 006
Squidco Product Code: 17113
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on various dates and at different locations.
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1. Ava Mendoza - Mandible Moonwalk 3:49
2. Ben Tyree - The Gatekeeper 4:29
3. On Ka'a Davis - Ballet 4:33
4. Shouwang Zhang - Guitar Song (Shouwang) 4:00
5. Joel Harrison - Loon 3:44
6. Yasuhiro Usui - Headland 3:59
7. Steve Cardenas - Aerial 2:22
8. Marco Cappelli - Sits At The Other Side Of The Table 3:56
9. Alan Licht - The Servant 3:57
10. David Grubbs - Weird Salutation 3:38
11. Hans Tammen - Spiracles 3:33
12. Zach Layton - Thus Gone 4:02
13. Thomas Maos - The Day King Arthur Married On Cyprus 4:02
14. Richard Carrick- A-Ka 3:59
15. Zachary Pruitt - For Electric Guitar #1 4:02
16. Manuel Mota - Untitled 2:40
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"This is the second volume of "I Never Meta Guitar", an ongoing compilation dedicated to the guitar, in its various possibilitiess and persuasions. It's organized by one of the masters of this instrument, Elliott Sharp, and that says much about the content. All the pieces included are originals, and all of them were recorded by guitarists, among the "celebrated" and the "unsung", as Sharp puts himself, who have something special to say. Ava Mendoza, Ben Tyree, On Ka'a Davis, Shouwang Zhang, Joel Harrison, Yasuhiro Usui, Steve Cardenas, Marco Cappelli, Alan Licht, David Grubbs, Han Tammen, Zach Layton, Thomas Maos, Zachary Pruitt, Richard Carrick, and Manuel Mota are now the chosen ones. The result is like a tapestry of the best and most advanced guitar music being played today, be it acoustic, electro-acoustic, electric or entering the electronic field. You'll finally understand how tendencies in procedures and aesthetics are being organized and you'll find out some tracks enlightening as to what the future can be. A document you can't ignore and one to be savored."-Clean Feed
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"My name is Ava Mendoza. I play guitars and stompboxes and write music. Currently I'm based out of Brooklyn, NY. I have played guitar for most of my life and been active for the last decade playing my own music and in many different groups. In any context I try to bring expressivity, energy and a wide sonic range to the music I play. I've toured throughout the U.S. and Europe and recorded or performed with a broad spectrum of musicians including singer Carla Bozulich (The Geraldine Fibbers, Evangelista), Fred Frith (Massacre, Henry Cow, Art Bears), Nels Cline, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Weasel Walter, Tune-Yards, and more. I've played on recordings released by labels Weird Forest, Tzadik, Clean Feed, NotTwo, ugEXPLODE, Resipiscent, New Atlantis, and others.
Friendly critics have called me "Oakland's avant-jazz virtuoso" (Brad Cohan, Village Voice), "a versatile and virtuosic guitarist" (The San Francisco Film Society), "a wizard on a semi-circle of effects pedals, but… equally adept with FX-less technique," (Lars Gotrich, A Blog Supreme/NPR Jazz). I was recently named one of Guitar World‘s “10 Female Guitarists You Should Know”.
My main project these days is UNNATURAL WAYS .
Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers, Charlie Hunter Quartet), Liz Allbee, Vijay Anderson, Bran(...)pos, Carla Bozulich (The Geraldine Fibbers, Evangelista), Sheldon Brown, Tony Buck (The Necks), members of Caroliner, Nels Cline (Wilco), George Cremaschi, Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch), J.A. Deane, Marco Di Gasbarro (Squartet), John Dikeman (Cactus Truck), Thomas Dimuzio, Shayna Dunkleman, Marco Eneidi, Luc Ex, Ben Goldberg, Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Art Bears, Massacre), Vinny Golia, Phillip Greenlief, Franz Hautzinger, Jacob Felix Heule, Devin Hoff (Good for Cows), Gerri Jager (Knaalpot), Darren Johnston, Henry Kaiser (Crazy Backwards Alphabet), Annette Krebs, Thollem McDonas, Lisa Mezzacappa, Butch Morris, Matt Nelson, Hexlove aka Zac Nelson, Kanoko Nishi, Nick Podgurski (Extra Life), Porest aka Mark Gergis, Gino Robair, Aram Shelton, John Shiurba, SF Sound, Damon Smith, Moe! Staiano, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Raphael Vanoli (Knaalpot), Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE), Wobbly (Negativland), Tune-yards, William Winant (Mr. Bungle), Kenny Wollesen (Sex Mob), Theater of Yugen, dancers Leyya Mona Tawil, Yuko Kaseki, and Manuela Tessi."-Ava Mendoza Website (http://avamendozamusic.com/bio.html)
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"Richard Carrick, a Guggenheim fellow, writes music of spatial depth and robust stasis, characterized by continual development and the evocation of profound human experiences. Described both as "charming, with exoticism and sheer infectiousness" and "organic and restless" by The New York Times, Carrick's music is influenced by his multicultural background and experiences as well as his commitment to inspire professionals, audiences and youth through composition and live performance.
Carrick is co-founder and co-artistic director of the contemporary music ensemble Either/Or, declared 'first rate' and 'a trustworthy purveyor of fresh sounds' by The New York Times, and winner of the 2015 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. As conductor and pianist, Carrick has worked with many celebrated composers including Helmut Lachenmann, Jonny Greenwood, Chaya Czernowin, Elliott Sharp, George Lewis, Alvin Lucier, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Iancu Dumitrescu and Rebecca Saunders. Carrick conducting E/O's ambitious presentation of John Cage's Party Pieces brought together 125 renowned composers from around the world.
Carrick started as Chair of Composition at Berklee College of Music in September 2016, after living a year in Kigali Rwanda composing and developing teaching programs, including a new arrangement of the Rwandan National Anthem. He has presented masterclasses and lectures throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Former posts include composition faculty at New York and Columbia Universities, and teaching artist for the New York Philharmonic through which he has mentored hundreds of young composers internationally.
A US citizen born in Paris of French-Algerian and British descent, Carrick received his BA from Columbia University, PhD from the University of California-San Diego with Brian Ferneyhough, and pursued further studies at IRCAM and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Works distributed by Project Schott New York."-Richard Carrick Website (http://www.richardcarrick.com/bio.html)
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