Eclectic Electric for electric guitar and ensemble (2011)
c. 9 mins
Instrumentation: Bb cl, b cl, hn, Bb tp, perc (1 player: glock, vib), drum set, kbd synth, vn, cb
Description: This miniature concerto for electric guitar draws on the rock tradition of virtuoso guitar soloing and applies it to a post-tonal music language. Technically, each of the three movements is strictly based on a symmetrical scale made up of repeated interval patterns. Musically, each of the movements pays homage to a different virtuoso rock guitarist (Eddie van Halen, Andy Timmons, Steve Vai) and emphasises a different style of playing.