Guitar Echoes is a unique collaboration between myself and award winning photographer Josie Elias. We have collaborated to create many YouTube videos combining Josie’s photographs and my guitar playing. My video of Fernando Sor’s beautiful Etude Op.6 No.11 which features Josie’s photos of almond blossom has had over 89 000 views! When a friend suggested we should do this as a live performance we thought it sounded like an exciting idea. We immediately started work on creating a programme of guitar music with video slideshows. The slideshows are themed and the images are projected onto a screen in HD, while I perform the pieces. The programme lasts approximately one hour and includes the following:
J.S. Bach: Prelude BWV1007 - Mountains scenes of the Marina Alta, Spain
J. Cardoso: Milonga - The Iris Garden, Spain
M. Linnemann: Juliette (guitar duet with Lara Taylor) - Sunrises & sunsets
F. Moreno-Torroba: Torija - Castles and windmills of Spain
F. Tarrega: Capricho Arabe - Granada, Spain
J. Pernambuco: Sounds of Bells - Bell shaped flowers
F. Sor: Etude Op.6 No.11 - Minterne Gardens, Dorset
M. Linnemann: A Song for You (guitar duet with Lara Taylor) - Australia
D. Reis: Alma Apaixonada - Flower details
Traditional: Dona Nobis Pacem & El Noi de la Mare (ukulele solos) - Almond blossom
A. Lauro: El Negrito & La Gatica - Cute kittens!
F. Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Alhambra Palace, Spain
Guitar Echoes will be at The Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne, on July 2nd at 6.30pm. Tickets £10 inludes a glass of wine.
If you have a venue and would like to host Guitar Echoes please get in touch! We have a screen & projector so all you need is a room or hall. We are happy to perform to small or large audiences.
Here’s the video that inspired Guitar Echoes...