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Bio: Michael Gulezian: American composer, musician, and guitarist. In stark contrast to other solo acoustic guitar instrumentalists, Gulezian is noted for his chaotic and unconventional technical approach, his use and command of feedback, throwing mic stands and piano benches as high as two hundred fe... See Full BioMore Info
Michael Gulezian & Henry Kaiser Michael Gulezian On August 22, 2009 at 7 PM, the Museum invites you the Gartner Concert Series "Concert of Solo Guitar with Michael Gulezian and Henry Kaiser." Two of the worldÂs finest instrumental virtuosos, guitarists, Michael Gulezian and Henry Kaiser, will present a jaw-dropping evening of cutting-edge music. Michael Gulezian will perform acoustic guitar solos and Henry Kaiser will share his most recent solos for electric guitar. The concert will be held at the Schulman Auditorium located at 1775 Dove Lane in Carlsbad. This concert is part of the Gartner Concert Series, presented by the Museum of Making Music and Carlsbad City Library and is made possible by the Carlsbad Library and Arts FoundationÂs Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund. Tickets are $10. Call 760-438-5996 for advanced tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at the Schulman auditorium beginning Saturday at 6PM. Michael Gulezian (gu-LAY-ze-in) is one of the most highly regarded instrumental acoustic artists of our time. While it is visually breathtaking to watch him perform, a Michael Gulezian concert is more than a display of cutting-edge virtuosity Â it is the communion of master musician engaged with his audience in the mystery of self-revelation, creating music of atmospheric power, ecstatic joy, and haunting beauty. MichaelÂs reviews speak volumes: Âunbelievable Â incredible Â music from another planetÂ (Jazziz Magazine); Âfor all his virtuosic ferocity, Michael never loses sight of the melody, or the drama of his compositions." (Acoustic Guitar Magazine); ÂGulezianÂs place [is] among the great acoustic guitar innovators of the 20th CenturyÂ (Music Web Express). If you enjoy the artistry of musicians such as Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges Â guitarists who amaze us with what ten fingers and one guitar can do Â then you will love Michael Gulezian. Find out why Garrison Keillor said, ÂIf I could play guitar the way Michael Gulezian does, I would just sit in front of a mirror and watch myself do it,Â and why the legendary Michael Hedges called Gulezian Âa great guitarist. My kindred spirit.Â Henry KaiserHenry Kaiser is widely recognized as one of the most creative and innovative guitarists, improvisers, and producers in the fields of rock, jazz and experimental music, California-based musician Henry Kaiser is one of the most extensively recorded as well, having appeared on more than 140 different albums. A restless collaborator who constantly seeks the most diverse and personally challenging contexts for his music, Mr. Kaiser not only produces and contributes to a staggering number of recorded projects, he performs frequently throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan, with several regular groupings as well as solo guitar concerts and concerts of freely improvised music with a host of diverse instrumentalists. Evidence of his exceptional musical breadth and versatility can be found in a partial list of the extraordinary artists with whom he has recorded and/or performed: Herbie Hancock, Richard Thompson, David Lindley, Bob Weir, The ROVA Sax Quartet, Elliot Sharp, John "Drumbo" French, Raymond Kane, Michael McClure, Bill Laswell, Steve Lacy, Fred Frith, Barbara Higbie, John Abercrombie, Leo Smith, moe., Negativland, Michael Stipe, Terry Riley, Jim O'Rourke, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sergei Kuriokhin, Zero, Critters Buggin', Diamanda Galas, Sonny Sharrock, Hans Reichel, Chris Cutler, Henry Cow, John Zorn, Andy West, David Torn, Bill Frisell, Joey Baron, Davey Williams, Eugene Chadbourne, Evan Parker, Sang-Won Park, Material, The Golden Palominos, Victoria Williams, Jin-Hi Kim, John Oswald, Glenn Phillips, Toshinori Kondo, John Stevens, Tom Constanten, Kiyohiko Senba, Bruce Anderson, Sang-Won Park, Yuji Takahashi, John Medeski, Zoogz Rift, Ngoc Lam, Dama Mahaleo, Merl Saunders, Freddie Roulette, Mari Kimura, Harvey Mandel, Danny Carnahan, Robin Petrie, Rakoto Frah, Rossy, Alan Senauke, John Tchicai, George Lewis, Kazumi Watanabe, Peter Brotzmann, Zero, Bob Bralove, Greg Allman, Billy Kreutzman, Jerry Garcia, Miya Masaoka, Miroslav Tadic, Cecil Taylor, and Amos Garrett. This will be a must-see event for fans of acoustic and electric guitar music. DonÂt miss this opportunity to experience Michael Gulezian and Henry Kaiser, in concert, in the beautiful setting of the Schulman Auditorium. For more information, please call (760) 438-5996.
Michael Gulezian plus Gary Hull Thu. July 23 at 7:30pm $12 adv./$14 door seated concert Michael Gulezian is one of the most highly regarded instrumental acoustic artists of our time. While it is visually breathtaking to watch him perform, a Michael Gulezian concert is more than a display of cutting-edge virtuosity – it is the communion of master musician engaged with his audience in the mystery of self-revelation, creating music of atmospheric power, ecstatic joy, and haunting beauty. Michael is that rare artist with the ability to transcend his own virtuosity, creating music that touches and moves people at the deepest level. If you enjoy the artistry of musicians such as Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges – guitarists who amaze us with what ten fingers and one guitar can do – then you'll love Michael Gulezian. In an extremely rare appearance, legendary Santa Cruz guitar visionary Gary Hull will perform an opening set as Michael’s guest artist. With a background in traditional folk finger-style guitar and extensive experience in electronic music and sound design, Gary Hull's incendiary instrumental work stretches the boundaries for solo acoustic guitar. "I enjoy surprising the audience - and myself – with what can be done with an acoustic guitar," says the California-based composer and performer. Artist sites and sounds: http://www.timbrelinemusic.com and http://www.myspace.com/michaelgulezian and http://www.garyhull.net
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