After a long fall in a studio in Western Mass., classical guitarists Duo Orfeo are set to unveil their new album of modern classical music on April 14. It’s available to purchase at the group’s official website. The album sees them tackling a diverse set of compositions on a pair of electric guitars. It adds up to a spellbinding program:
John Cage: In a Landscape
Valentin Silvestrov: Silent Songs, Part One (Selections)
Erik Satie: Trois Gnossiennes
Arvo Part: Fratres
Federico Mompou: Musica Callada, Book One, I-III
Erik Satie: Trois Gymnopedies
Arvo Part: Spiegel Im Spiegel
[All selections arranged for electric guitar duo by Joe Ricker (except last item, which was arranged by Arvo Part and Joe Ricker).]
The guys published a blog post recently about the making of the album with Northampton’s Peter Blanchette, which ties together all the recording, editing, and even surprise correspondence and collaboration with Mr. Part.
December 8th 2011 – Somewhere in Estonia Arvo Part himself listen to our version of his “Spiegel im Spiegel” and nodded his head in approval. We were incredibly thrilled when we heard this and were happy to incorporate a few subtly brilliant suggestions that he made for our arrangement into the final mix.
The album was made possible with incredible Kickstarter support from fans and supporters. It will be available to purchase exclusively at their website, www.duoorfeo.com, but we are excited to have two of the tracks available to stream here on their artist page!