Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday for Solo Electric Guitar - Expandable Form

In 2012 I really got into making electric guitar loops largely because my wife, Kate DeVoe, and I started playing around with free improv in 2011 with our group, Sound Wave Hello, and in the summer of 2012 I started playing with another improv troupe, The Eclectic Ensemble.

This piece is the culmination of the style of guitar loops I was writing at the time. I was playing with the idea of expandable form, which makes the score for this piece more of an open "to do list." It simply has list of sounds, riffs, and formal sections that can (and should) move in and out of phase with each other. Since the timing of the loop points is not exact (causing the phase effect mentioned above), the entrance and length of each new section starts to matter less as well. Given all of the musical ideas I want to have happen in this piece, the length can get as short as 7 minutes or as long as 15 minutes.

The picture in the video is from my live performance of the piece on November 20th, 2012.




Copyright (c) 2012 Bryan Schumann (ASCAP) All rights reserved.



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Cheers!
Bryan

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