New Works for Electric Guitar


Hear works for electric guitar on this New Sounds program, including music by Bryce Dessner (of the National and Clogs) and Glenn Branca (the leader of many guitar armies.)  Plus, listen to a piece by Nick Didkovsky from a private recording at a panel held in Philadelphia, and something from Steven Mackey as well.

PROGRAM # 3260, Compositions for Electric Guitars (First aired on 10/20/2011)                                                   





Bryce, Aaron Dessner, & Rob Moose

Live on Soundcheck, 10/20/2009

Long Summer [3:51]

This performance not commercially available.

Nick Didkovsky

Live, The Philadelphia Music Project, 8/12/2011

My Mouthpiece Sweet [5:14]

This performance not commercially available. Information at:

Steve Mackey w/Rinde Eckert & 8th Blackbird

Lonely Motel

Ghosts [5:00]
Lonely Motel [8:19]

Cedille Records CDR 90000128

Rhys Chatham

A Crimson Grail

A Crimson Grail: 2nd mvmt.[10:31]

Nonesuch 524138

Glenn Branca

The Ascension

The Ascension [13:12]

99 Records, 1981 LP now reissued on CD by New Tone Records,