Episode #2104

Program #2104

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Thursday, July 24, 2003

The Sap Dream Guitar Quartet (Bryce Dessner, David Nadal, Van Stiefel, and Rami Vamos) is made up of guitarist-composer-arrangers who scavenge a variety of techniques, musical styles, and sounds to arrive at a new form of electric guitar chamber music. Classically trained but eclectically bent, the quartet has made it its mission to embrace both the obvious and not-so-obvious sonic possibilities of the electric guitar. They're featured here in a live New York Guitar Festival performance at Joe’s Pub, with works by Scott Johnson, Alan Licht, and others.

PROGRAM # 2104, from the New York Guitar Festival (First aired on 12/16/02)





The Sap Dream Electric Guitar Quartet

Live, Makor, 9/17/02

Scott Johnson, #3 for Solo Guitar, excerpt [1:30]
Aaron & Bryce Dessner: Riffs My Brother Writes [3:30]
Rami Vamos: Ice Cream Truck [13:00]
John Cage: Dream [5:00]

This recording not commercially available.

Wolfgang Muthspiel

New Sounds Live / NYGF, Merkin Hall, 9/23/02

George Harrison: Something [8:30]

This performance not commercially available. Visit Muthspiel's website at*

The Sap Dream Electric Guitar Quartet

Live, Makor, 9/17/02

Marc Mellits: Pocket Bananas [6:00]
Alan Licht: Betty Ford [9:00]

This recording not commercially available.

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