Zero Crossings – November 17, 2014

The focus of today’s show was recent music for guitar (and one piece for lute).

Sting – Fragile, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
William Kanengiser – Mbira, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Ian Krouse – Labyrinth on a theme of Led Zeppelin (5 movements), Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Led Zeppelin – Friends, from Led Zeppelin III,
Steven Rosenhaus – Lute Concerto, Mvt 2, Sonata Samba, Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, live recording
Charles Griffin – From the Faraway Nearby, Goldspiel-Provost Classical Guitar Duo
Redneck Manifesto – Soundscapes Over Landscapes, Dublin Guitar Quartet, from Deleted Pieces
Pat Metheny – 45/8, Santa Fe Guitar Quartet, from Journeys
Paulo Bellinati – Baiao de Gude,San Francisco Guitar Quartet, from Black Opal
Dusan Bogdanovic – Stir Fry, San Francisco Guitar Quartet, from Compadres
David Burdick – Episode in Compound Meter, San Francisco Guitar Quartet, from Silhouette
Clarice Assad – Bluezillian, San Francisco Guitar Quartet, from Chasing Light
Hermeto Pascoal – Bebe, Sergio & Odair Assad, from Latin American Music for Two Guitars
Astor Piazzolla – Tango Suite, Sergio & Odair Assad, from Latin American Music for Two Guitars
David Evan Thomas – Thrum, Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

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      Zero Crossings – November 17, 2014, featuring music for guitar

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

Read more in the biography section.