►Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker for Guitar 4tet

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Don’t know if I mentioned it yet, I’m finishing university, and tomorrow is one of the last exams. It’s a test in ensemble music, I’m part of a guitar quartet, and one of the pieces we’re playing is the Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The arrangement for 4 guitars is made by [...]

►The Alternative Music Lounge: Rabih Abou Khalil

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Today’s chapter of this series is about a very eclectic and quite unique musician, his name is Rabih Abou Khalil. Born in Lebanon, but having moved to Germany in 1978 because of the civil war, he early started his music studies, becoming a virtuoso on his main instrument, the oud (string instrument having common origins [...]

►Introducing three portuguese composers

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

This time I’d like to introduce to you three of the most interesting portuguese composers of the beginning of the twentieth century. Francisco de Lacerda He was born in 1869 in a small village on São Jorge Island, Azores. He had his first music lessons with his father. When he moved to continental Portugal, for [...]

►The Alternative Music Lounge: Revolution Void

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

In the first post of this series I’d like to introduce to you a project that describes it’s music style as “nu-jazz, electro-jazz or electronic breakbeat jazz” and their name is: Revolution Void Having been founded by producer and jazz pianist Jonah Dempcy, their recordings also feature a number of guest musicians including among others [...]

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