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  1. KRosser

    KRosser Member

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    ...I've been asked to join The Los Angeles Electric 8, a group of eight electric guitarists that does chamber music written for them as well as transcriptions of existing chamber music.

    I auditioned for them about a week ago when I found on their website that they were looking for a new member. They sent me a part to the sherzo movement from the Shostakovich Op. 11 Octet, originally for double string quartet. It was a really challenging part but I worked my tail off on it all week and played it with them on the audition. I felt it went really well but they had some others they were committed to hearing. I just got "the" e-mail earlier today saying they'd chosen me.

    I'm really, really excited about this, both for the concept - it's a chance to combine my love for contemporary chamber music with my love for the electric guitar, two worlds that have been hard to reconcile sometimes - and for the potential it has in the future as I can hopefully exert some influence.

    http://www.losangeleselectric8.com/

    I've just started receiving PDF's of music to learn and my first gig with them will be March 21 in Santa Barbara, CA. If you're in the hood come check it out!
     
  2. The Captain

    The Captain Supporting Member

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    Awesome !!

    Let me be the first to congratulate me. Don't you love it when worlds collide !!!
     
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    Congratulations. Sounds like a really challenging and interesting addition to your impressive resume'.
     
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    You make me feel laaaaaaaaaazy. Congratulations!!!
     
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    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful Ken ... great news .. great luck & great fun to you.
     
  7. mike walker

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    Now that sounds very interesting Ken. Utterly love Shostakovich.

    Good luck with that amigo. Now get shedding!!!!

    Mike
     
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    Very cool - I'd love to hear this group.
     
  9. sinner

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    Congrats, Ken, and very exciting concept!

    When I was studying Classical Music, it was Chamber Music that really struck a nerve with me--perhaps it's the intimate small group feeling similar to a rock band (at it's best) that appealed.

    I love everything from the Bartok and Shostakovich String Quartets, Beethoven Piano Quartets & Sonatas to modern composers like Feldman, Boulez, Kurtag, Galina Ustvolskaya.
     
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    That's a nice gig. Congrats and come to Boston!!!
     
  11. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    love the concept & the execution...congrats, i'd surely be there if i could...

    (gear report! x8!)

    Bach, Beefheart, & Boots..."yeahman"...

    :cool:
     
  12. jimfog

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    Good stuff, Ken........enjoy and keep us posted.

    On a kinda sorta similar note, for similar reasons, one of my fave chamber ensembles is the Modern Mandolin Quartet.

    http://www.modernmandolinquartet.com/
     
  13. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    awesome, dude!

    i'll be there in SB!
    (if they deign to let me out of my cave.....)

    dt / spltrcl
     
  14. jb70

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    very cool ken! congrats!
     
  15. Tubes and Strings

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    Congrats! Looking forward to hearing whatever you produce from this...
     
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    Congratulations. Can't wait to hear what comes of this!
     
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    Very cool.... I'll be there!
     
  20. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    That's great news! I've been following the Electric 8 for a while and really appreciate what they are trying to do.

    Bryan
     

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