Pieza Para Guitarra Afinada
(Piece For Tuned Guitar)
for Nick Hoffman and Taku Sugimoto
Recorded at Estudios Madre Selva, Santiago de Chile, April 2018
Composed by Cristián Alvear
Making direct reference to Erik Satie’s enigmatic Vexations, Pieza Para Guitarra Afinada (Piece For Tuned Guitar), by guitarist Cristián Alvear, is a highly focused exploration of repetition and extreme duration. Utilizing small melodic cells and nontraditional tuning, Alvear crafts a hypnotic, wave-like structure that seems to subtly bend or even suspend the perception of linear time.