Saturday 9 June 2012

When electric guitar meets violin

Steven Mackey
"Steven Mackey proved that electric instruments need not overwhelm acoustic ones with Four Iconoclastic Episodes, his 2009 piece for violin, electric guitar and string orchestra. Mackey’s guitar duelled and danced with Anthony Marwood’s violin in an enchanting score that manages to suggest the rhetoric of popular music – repeated chords; simple harmony – with the means of classical without compromising the latter."

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