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Williams, Ed: Solos (Creative Sources)

Guitarist Ed Williams, active in the experimental music scene of Marseille, France, is heard here in two concerts presenting a triptych of solo performances on bowed classical and electric guitar, improvised with no effects, with two parts on electric guitar recorded at the concert series "Aux Soirs Du Chercheur De Noises", the 2nd, "Spectrum, NY" on classical guitar.

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UPC: 5609063406184

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs618
Squidco Product Code: 28203

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Tracks 1 and 3 recorded at Aux Soirs Du Chercheur De Noises, in Marseilles, France, in January, 2017.

Track 2 recorded in Spectrum, New York, in November, 2018.


Ed Williams-classical guitar, electric guitar

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"Ed Williams is a guitarist, harpsichordist and composer active in the experimental music scene in Marseille, France. He's helped found free improvisation outfits Heard Of Bears, TANDEM, and the Grand 8 Ensemble, touring Europe and North America with these and other projects.

He got his ABRSM Grade 8 in Harpsichord and Classical Guitar and graduated his Bachelor of Music with a First from Edinburgh University. He received the composition diploma "en Cycle Spécialisé" from the CNRR of Marseille and continued studies in Maxime Barthélémy's Electroacoustic Composition class at the Cité de la Musique.

He also runs a podcast, Echo Chamber, on experimental music, designs posters and CD covers, and translates texts for contemporary music publisher Maison ONA."

-Ed Williams Website (

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track listing:

1. Aux Soirs Du Chercheur De Noises, Marseilles (Part 1) 7:09

2. Spectrum, NY 18:37

3. Aux Soirs Du Chercheur De Noises, Marseilles (Part 2) 11:00
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"A triptych of solo performances on bowed classical and electric guitar. Released on Creative Sources Recordings on October 21st, 2019 and available for pre-order on Bandcamp.

'Aux Soirs Du Chercheur De Noises, Marseilles' parts 1 & 2 took place in January 2017 as part of the concert series by the same name hosted by Fa Cesario. They feature electric guitar. 'Spectrum, NY' took place in November 2018 and features classical guitar.

All the material is improvised and no effects are used."-Ed William website

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