The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

February 23, 2013

I hate posterity - it's so fond of having the last word.

- Saki


An improvisation on my 1949 Di Giorgio guitar.
This is the instrument I've played the longest;
the result is I feel a kind of mastery/misstery
with it, or perhaps the reverse. I wrote an
article on it for Signal to Noise a few years
ago; it has a unique sound and is tuned quite
low. This is the first time I've played it in a
while, although I usually play one piece with
it on any of my recordings. The improvisation
is 35 minutes; I wanted to see what I could do
with this kind of form. I like to think a
certain phenomenology of structure and emotion
comes through. You can skip around or play as
background. This is for Pat Courtney and Geoff
Dugan (who's playing a nice flamenco guitar
now). (best)

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