Banged out this lockdown video last Saturday night, uploaded it early this week.
Thanks to Amy Brandon and long-running Canadian new music publication Musicworks for including a live 2019 recording of “S(h)immer” on this playlist of Canadian music for guitar and electronics. The studio recording will be released soon!: https://soundcloud.com/musicworks-magazine/sets/canadian-guitar-electronics
Julian recently released this lovely classical guitar duo composition on Youtube, performed by Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan. I had the honour of recording this performance last year.
I just completed a recording of Electric Currents II, my electric guitar + pedals arrangement of Shawn Bell’s beguilingly intricate 1995 composition Currents II, taught to me over 15 years ago by William Beauvais. I started playing an electric version in 2005. Excited to finally complete a recording I’m satisfied. It’s up on Soundcloud for a limited time as it will be included on the album I plan to release this year.
This was a surprise: a (cassette?) recording of a harsh noise gig I played with a friend as a teenager in 1998 seems to have been uploaded to Youtube, unknown to me or the friend. I couldn’t remember if I ever had a recording. I actually remember feeling unsure and harried about the set itself but it was startling to hear it again. An interesting time capsule from when I played material that’s pretty different from most of what you’ll find on this site. If you’re feeling bold and indulgent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUlSYGSzZz0
I’ve uploaded audio and video recordings of my performance of S(h)immer at the 21st Century Guitar Festival in August. This is pretty close to the version of the piece I’m completing a studio recording of for the album I hope to release next year.
Adam Cicchillitti’s and Steve Cowan’s recording of my classical guitar duo Warp is now available on Bandcamp: https://sundarsubramanian.bandcamp.com/track/warp . It was a really good experience to record this at St. Patrick’s Parish.
I’m honoured to be playing an improvised piece “River of Sky” with Canadian guitar virtuoso, and my former teacher, William Beauvais at his Ottawa concert next week. The concert “Old Wood New Seeds” will take place at 7:30 on July 4 at Mackay United Church, at 39 Dufferin Rd. in New Edinburgh. Admission is $20.
The details and programme are now available for the Ben Verdery concert at Chamberfest where I will be playing in the guitar orchestra for “Scenes from Ellis Island”. It will take place at 2:45 on Saturday, July 27, at the National Gallery and will be free to attend. The St. Lawrence String Quartet will also perform:
As part of Ottawa Chamberfest, I will be playing in the guitar orchestra for the performance of Ben Verdery’s composition Scenes from Ellis Island on July 27. Should be fun.