Guitarists Duo Orfeo head into the studio today to begin a marathon 3 or 4 days of recording with producer/engineer Peter Blanchette.  At the finish line?  Their upcoming full-length release, “I sing the body electric,” a title inspired by Walt Whitman.  The Duo is capturing performances of some music we’ve heard in concert (such as Arvo Part’s “Spiegel im Spiegel”) and much that no one’s heard before.  The album will consist entirely of the group’s own arrangements for electric guitar of many compositions that have never been performed on guitars at all.  Says the group: “Almost all of this music is quiet, contemplative, and relaxing, yet (we think) very powerful and deeply moving.”  The album is scheduled for a November release.

Track list:

Arvo Part -  Fratres
Eric Satie – Three Gnossiennes
Federico Mompou – Musica Callada, book one I-III
John Cage – In a Landscape
Valentin Silvestrov – Quiet Music
Eric Satie – Three Gnossiennes
Arvo Part – Spiegel im Spiegel

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Posted on October 13th, 2011 by mattparish

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