Acoustic guitar practice and acousticity : establishing modalities of creative practice

 

 

The contemporary  acoustic guitar has developed  from its origins in the ‘Spanish’ guitar to become a global instrument and the musical voice of a wide range of styles. The very ‘acousticity’ of the instrument positions it as a binary opposite to the electric guitar ano as a signifier for the organic and the natural world, artistry and maturity, eclecticism and the esoteric. In this concept-rooted submission,  the acoustic and guitaristic nature of the instrument  is considered in relation to a range of social, cultural and artistic concerns, and composition is used primarily to test a thesis, wherein a portfolio of original compositions, presented as recordings and understood  as phonograms,  comment  upon and reflect upon modes of performativity: instrument specific performance, introspection, virtuosity, mediation by technology and performance subjectivities.

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Roderick Sinclair   http://ethos.bl.uk/

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