Instrumental Phantoms # 29 – for multiple electric guitars: (duration – circa 30 mins)
This was a work in my series of “Instrumental phantoms” works (composing sonic phantoms) for multiple prepared string instruments.The guitars were “prepared” and amplified in a composition workshopped, composed and performer to create a strange and playful ritualistic repetitive trance inducing performance. I work with many techniques to try to achieve an intriguing hypnotic sound using instrument ‘preparation and techniques of composition such as detuning, repetition, persistence, endurance, highlighting and accentuation.
This project was organised and produced by Pete Harden.
The guitarists are from the Academy of Music and Performance Arts (AMPA) in Tilburg.