Friday, May 8, 2009

Tango Suite by the Mystic Guitar Athlete

I suspect that as you watch today's video you will be witnessing the world's record for most notes played by a single performer in a single performance of a Piazzolla work. The Italian guitarist, Luca Calore (also know as Luca Tihai), describes himself as a "mystic guitar athlete". You will certainly understand the latter term as you watch him play. The initial term apparently comes from his experiences in India which culminated in the recording of the CD, The Bet, featuring Calore/Tihai on guitar (modified with 12 internal sympathetic strings) along with Indian musicians on sitar and tabla. You can find more of Calore/Tihai's Indian oriented music on his YouTube channel.

There is only a hint of India in today's video of an improvisation on Tango Suite but it is abundantly clear that Calore/Tihai is a unique guitar talent.

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