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Michael Nicolella: Writing for Various Guitar Styles. Sunday, March 6th, Cornish College of the Arts. 7PM Room 114

March 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

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Michael Nicolella will present a night of Writing for Various Guitar Styles. 7 PM Sunday night, March 6th at Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St, Seattle, WA.Room 114

Admission is free for full members, $5 for associate members, and $10 for non members. Free for students with I.D.

Bring your sketches for different types of guitar playing. Michael will talk about best practices, technical slights of hand, tablature, notation, slash, rhythmic, and top-line. Signal processing, picking styles, etc, bring all your questions and be prepared for enlightenment.

Here is Michael’s bio from Wikipedia:

Michael Nicolella  is an American classical guitarist and composer. Described as an iconoclast,[1] he is known for his versatile, adventurous and eclectic approach to repertoire, including the incorporation of electric guitar into his concert programs and recordings.[2][3][4] Nicolella’s repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the present. His most recent recording is his own arrangement of the complete cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach; while his past four recordings focused on contemporary music, including his own compositions, alongside those of Toru TakemitsuElliott CarterLuciano BerioHans Werner Henze and Steve Reich. He has championed music by such emerging composers as Laurence Crane and Jacob ter Veldhuis and has premiered many works written for him by other composers, including: Joshua Kohl, (of the Degenerate Art Ensemble), David Mesler, Christopher DeLaurenti[5] and John Fitz Rogers, who in 2001 wrote the forty-five-minute piece Transit for Nicolella, scored for electric guitar and computer generated sound.[6] His own compositions include works for solo guitar, chamber music with guitar, a classical guitar concerto (Guitar Concerto), and an electric guitar concerto (Ten Years Passed). His most recent major composition for soprano, guitar (electric and classical) and orchestra, The Flame of the Blue Star of Twilight, was premiered by the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and soprano Alexandra Picard in April 2012. He has performed and collaborated with a wide range of groups and artists including: violinist Gil Shaham,[7] rock singer Jon Anderson, best known for his work as lead vocalist in the progressive rock band Yes,[8] broadway legends Bernadette Peters and Brian Stokes Mitchell, the Seattle Guitar Trio, jazz singer Johnaye Kendrick, classical music comedians Igudesman and Joo and is a frequent guest with the Seattle Symphony. Nicolella is a graduate of Yale UniversityBerklee College of Music and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. He is currently based in Seattle, where he serves on the music faculty of Cornish College of the Arts.[9] He is married to the painter Ann Gale.

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March 6, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Cornish College of the Arts Kerry Hall Room 114
710 E Roy St
Seattle,, WA 98121 United States
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