Singular Electric Guitars

This New Sounds program showcases electric guitarists who have developed their own singular sound, usually in conjunction with electronics and processing. We'll hear from the distinctive guitar hero Vernon Reid, longtime member of the band Living Colour as featured in a duo recording with none other than Bill Frisell. There’s an arresting collection of various guitars, guitar synths, the occasional banjo riff - plus 1980's drum machines! Then listen to a collaborative composition from David Torn, Elliot Sharp and Vernon Reid, along with soundscapes from both David Torn and Robert Fripp. Just a reminder that Vernon Reid performs his WNYC-commissioned "Artificial Africa" a multimedia work for video installation, guitar and processing this Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 8PM at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden.

PROGRAM #2993, Singular Electric Guitars (First aired on Thurs. 10-22-09)





Vernon Reid, Elliot Sharp, David Torn

GTR OBLQ (Guitar Oblique)

The Sentinel, excerpt

Knitting Factory Records 233
Out of print, but try or auction sites

Vernon Reid & Bill Frisell

Smash and Scatteration

Amarillo, Barbados [2:56] Last Nights of Paris [3:13]

Rykodisc 10006 Out of print.
Try or auction sites.

Vernon Reid, Elliot Sharp, David Torn

GTR OBLQ (Guitar Oblique)

Valse Oblique [4:33]

See above.

David Torn

Live @ WNYC, May 1987

live improvisation [15:11]

This performance not commercially available.

Robert Fripp

New Sounds Live @World Financial Center’s Winter-garden, 18 November 1998

Live soundscape [22:00]

This performance not commercially available.