Getting Here (gtr. duo)

for two guitars

I Early Morning Departure

II Over the Water

III A possible, but most likely imagined Tribal Dance

IV Here

Getting Here was premiered April 29th, 2007 at the Yama no Hall in Nagoya by myself and Yoshio Nomura for whom the piece was written. The piece is based on the idea of soul delay. I read about it in Willian Gibson’s book “Pattern Recognition.” The idea is then your soul can only travel at about 100m per hour, so if you travel over that speed, your soul can’t keep up with your body. So, once you arrive at your destination it might take a few days for your soul to catch up with you. I really liked this idea and I started imagining the adventures my soul might have had on its way to Japan…a lonely early morning departure on silent seas…some turbulence and mythical creature sightings…a tribal dance in the shadows…arrival-cherry blossom snow and the final reunion celebrations.

Performance History

11/27/07 Getting Here(guitar duet)will be performed by the Uno Guitar Duo at St Edmond’s Church London 8:00pm.

11/17/07 Getting Here(guitar duet)performed by the Masini-Constantino Guitar Duet at the Hotel Armonia in Pontedera,Italy at 9:15pm.

11/09/07 Getting Here(guitar duet)will be performed by the Uno Guitar Duo at Teatro Sa da Bandeira Portugal, 8:00pm.

11/02/07 Getting Here(guitar duet)will be performed by the Uno Guitar Duo at L’Archipel Paris, 8:30pm.

10/09/07 Getting Here(guitar duet)will be performed by the Uno Guitar Duo at Music at St.Barnabas, Manette Street, Soho, London, WIV 5LB at 8:00pm.

9/05/07 Getting Here(guitar duet)performed by the Masini-Constantino Guitar Duet at the 6th Festival della Chittara 2007, at Centro Congressi, Marina di Massa, P.zza Betti, Massa(MS) 54100 in Italy.

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