A NEW ONLINE PRESENTATION
I also realized the educational value of the presentation and so have now published it online. You can access it here.
A NEW PUBLICATION
I wrote Guacamayo's 11,000th Polemic (No. 1) in 1985. This revolutionary work uses the slide ("bottleneck") on the classical guitar in a way that no piece of music ever had. The music is a mixture of driving rhythm and sliding effects that takes the listener into a sound world that becomes unrecognizable as "guitar." Musique concrète (French electroacoustic music from the mid-20th century that used transformed recorded sounds mixed together in a studio to create life-experience-based poetic music) is a clear influence, along with visitations by the specters of post-spectralism and Nancarrowesque imitation. You can listen to an excerpt here. Watch for an announcement in this space when the publication becomes available for purchase.
Listen to an excerpt from the opening to Guacamayo's 11,000th Polemic (No. 1)