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.

PROGRAM #        3164, Music for Solo Guitar                (First aired on 1-27-11)                       





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