'Go' Guitars

Lois V. Vierk

Year

1981


Duration

13'


Instrumentation

electric guitar (5)


Genre

Guitar Ensemble


Commission

John Schneider


Premiere

Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1981: John Schneider, ovation guitar(s)
version for electric guitars: New York, Kitchen, 1985: David Seidel live (& on tape)


Tuning

microtonal


Equipment

Bottle neck required.


Comment

One of the striking characteristics of this work is the idiosyncratic scordatura prescribed for each of the guitars, one based on the pitch "E" and microtonal variants thereof.


Source

score; Schneider correspondence; composer homepage;