“20-22 Concert for Expanded Guitar” is a single track lasting 31 minutes and 27 seconds; a musical fluid that blends notes, sounds, noises, and twentieth-century quotations, in an unprecedented texture of contemporary soundscapes.
20-22 is performed and recorded live, with a prepared 19-string guitar and electronics.
Guitar and Tunings: LAB Guitar (19-string), tuned in 5 different tunings modified live during the performance.
The structure is organized in 7 different Sections from A to G of variable lenght.
Pre-recorded Orchestrated sections:
– Music and words from different Radio stations
– Metal and wood percussive sounds
Live recorded Orchestrated sections:
– from the LAB Guitar, sounds obtained by scratching, percussion, bottleneck. Those sounds are recorded by a Loop Machine, manipulated live by altering the signal at half speed, double the speed, reverse.
– In the sections A B D F, an hexaphonic pickup is also used.
This is special music. Pino is that most perfect and rare paradox in art – A restless mind that can never be satisfied, but a soul whose quest is simple and pure, namely the quest for beauty.He’s expanded the guitar to the point that it conforms totally to his will, even physically, becoming a new machine that can express a vast palette of feelings and moods. And he uses this to build musical architecture, crystalline cathedrals of sound. And you get to step inside. Don’t pass up that opportunity.– Jon Gomm