Featured the Dither Guitar Quartet, Steve Mackey and Jason Treuting, and the debut of The Resophonic Guitar Orchestra led by Joel Harrison, with Elliot Sharp, Brandon Ross, Dither, Dave Tronzo, and more. New music for multiple National Steel resophonic guitars in a piece entitled “Blind Willie Johnson Rising.” Also featured Steven Bernstein's group, with Dave Tronzo and Steve Cardenas.
Featured the Nels Cline Solo, John Schott Trio, Rafiq Bhatia Collective with Marcus Gilmore and Rahsaan Carter. Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Guitar Orchestra: feat. Rez Abbasi, Kenny Wessel, Jerome Harris, Miles Okazaki, Nels Cline, Joel Harrison, Liberty Ellman, David Gilmore, Damon Banks, Marco Cappelli and more.
Electronic Frontiers, Sonic Rapture, and Wild, Mysterious Textures Rarely Imagined. Featured David Torn, Dither Guitar Duo, Elliot Sharp, Anthony Pirog, Ben Monder, and Patrick Higgins.
Enjoy four pairs of improvisers debuting singer/songwriter projects. Featuring Doug Wamble (guitar and voice), Mino Cinelu (percussion), Joel Harrison with Glenn Patscha (keyboard), Adam Levy w/ Sheryl Bailey, and Michael Gregory Jackson with Keith Witty.
Sonic Youth has had an enormous impact on countless indie rock bands and new music improvisers over the past thirty years. A main ingredient of their sound was the new, bracing, textural elements that Lee and Thurston Moore brought to the forefront of their songs. They posited the guitar (much like Hendrix, or Frith) as an instrument with an almost unlimited potential.Adam Rudolph’s guitar orchestra brings forth new textures and sound worlds as well. This collection of top-notch improvisers will bring listeners a garden of sonic delights guided by Rudolph, from psychedelic soundscapes, to intimate duos, to walls of unearthly wails, to hypnotic layers of groove.
Experience three guitarists blending jazz improvisation and composition with techniques and sounds from India and the Middle East. Featuring Gyan Riley with David Cossin, Prasanna (south Indian music meets modern jazz), and the David Fiuczynski Planet MicroJam Trio with Adam Matta: beatboxer, vox, mouth bone, real-time sonic manipulations and Utar Artun-microtonal keyboards.
Enjoy three ground-breaking guitar duos. Featuring Anders Nilsson with Aaron Dugan (Hot and Cold), Marco Capelli with James Ilgenfritz (Unplugged), and Ava Mendoza with Chris Corsano.