Tag: Electric Guitar Quartet

Part 6: SLGQ Interview – Ken explains ‘Parallels’ and demos wild and crazy Ebow techniques…

February 20, 2010 0

OK, Ebow fans…this is the clip you’ve been waiting for. At about 1:10 Ken demonstrates the prepared guitar techniques involved in Rob Wannamaker’s piece, ‘Parallels’…slides, Ebow, hair scrunchies, and BBQ skewers…I love it! Heading into the clip I had asked Ken about the meter and tempo of the piece. To the listener it appears to…

By Eric Jensen

Part 5: Shadow Language Guitar Quartet interview

February 19, 2010 0

In Part 5 of our conversation Ken Rosser describes each of the pieces from the Shadow Language Guitar Quartet debut performance… Follow Me by Paul Lansky American Thighs by Betsey Biggs Time Enough by Mick Goodrick Parallels by Rob Wannamaker and finally… Motormouth by Fred Frith Ken describes the musical character of each composition and…

By Eric Jensen

Part 1: Shadow Language Guitar Quartet interview

February 18, 2010 0

The Shadow Language Guitar Quartet is an electric guitar ensemble organized by guitarist Ken Rosser. This extraordinary group of musicians recently debuted at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, performing pieces by Paul Lansky, Betsey Biggs, Mick Goodrick, Rob Wannamaker, and Fred Frith. Electric guitar ensembles are something I have always…

By Eric Jensen