So I really didn't miss anything by not getting to see the Fare Thee Well Tour?
Everything I got by watching the video indicates that they're playing something composed and are clearly are accomplished musicians in some way. They have sheet music in front of them and the parts involve them being rhythmically synchronized together at points.If all that was actually written and transcribed vs parts that would prompt for improvisation, it seems from my vantage point an impossible piece to play. Such long periods of non-melody, I dont understand how you would hold it in your head. If all notes were actually written out, I would be amazed at the level of difficulty here.
But still not uplifted by the final product.
not an original piece and definitely not as out as the Wuorinen piece, but I liked this arrangement of the fourth movement Bartok's fourth string quartet made by Joe Gore (a guitarist who worked with a lot of famous musicians like Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Eels etc)
it's easy to see why progressive rock musicians were influenced by him
Not even close to as out there as it gets:
Nice! Definitely not for the boring "Music needs to have good melody to be good music" crowd
Fortunately I like all kinds of noisy and chaotic stuff from time to time and can see the beauty and power in it.
Not sure if you're aware, but this concept of avant-garde classical (whatever you wanna call it hahaha) with an electric guitar ensemble dates back at least almost 40 years now
Glenn Branca of course on a much bigger scale than the guys in your OP.
I wouldn't be surprised if Charles Wuorinen was influenced by Branca.
At any rate, it's cool to see people still have a passion for this type of thing.
If I could find anyone even remotely interested in this kinda thing I think it would be a hell of a lot of fun
I dig that a lot.
I have this record.