From New Sounds: “#4097: With Guitarst/Composer Gyan Riley: ‘Sprig'”

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3/28/2018
John Schaefer

Guitarist and composer Gyan Riley performs and presents music from his latest record Sprig, ostensibly a guitar record, but also a piece of art intended to raise awareness about deforestation and help fund reforestation. Through the conservation non-profit American Forests, Gyan himself will plant one tree per physical copy of the album sold.

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Gyan Riley

Recorded in-residence at Lou Harrison House in Joshua Tree, CA, Sprig is dedicated to Gyan’s mother, Ann. For this New Sounds, hear guitar music as played by Gyan, Sprig, the title track inspired by kora music, the melodic and meditative Glimpse, and Flutterbug which might have a bit of picking in common with Asturias (Leyenda) by Isaac Albeniz.

Plus, hear kora music adapted for guitar by South African guitar wizard Derek Gripper, night music for kora and cello by Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal, and works by guitarist and instrument-builder Kaki King.

PROGRAM #4097 with Gyan Riley, live (First Aired: 3/28/2018)

ARTIST: Eviyan (Iva Bittová, Gyan Riley, Evan Ziporyn)
WORK: Evan Ziporyn: Pygmyesque [4:50]
RECORDING: Nayive
SOURCE: Animal Music / Supraphon ANI 0482
INFO: Available at Amazon & iTunes.

ARTIST: Gyan Riley
WORK: Sprig [3:51]
RECORDING: Live, 3/27/2018
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.
INFO: gyanriley.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Gyan Riley
WORK: Her Inner Smile [4:18]
RECORDING: Sprig
SOURCE: National Sawdust
INFO: gyanriley.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: John Schneider
WORK: Lou Harrison: Serenado por gitaro, from Suite For National Steel Guitar [1:50]
RECORDING: Por Gitaro: Suites for Tuned Guitars
SOURCE: Mode Records 195
INFO: http://www.moderecords.com/catalog/195harrison.html

ARTIST: Gyan Riley
WORK: Glimpse [2:52]
RECORDING: Live, 3/27/2018
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.
INFO: gyanriley.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Gyan Riley
WORK: Flutterbug [2:21]
RECORDING: Live, 3/27/2018
SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.
INFO: gyanriley.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Derek Gripper
WORK: Toumani Diabate: Konkoba (Earth) [4:42]
RECORDING: One Night on Earth Music from the strings of Mali
SOURCE: New Cape Records NC11
INFO: newcape.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal
WORK: Niandou [6:34]
RECORDING: Musique de Nuit
SOURCE: Six Degrees Records
INFO: sixdegreesrecords.com

ARTIST: Kaki King
WORK: Marche Slav [3:03]
RECORDING: Glow
SOURCE: Velour Music
INFO: kakiking.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Kaki King
WORK: We Did Not Make The Instrument, The Instrument Made Us [5:06]
RECORDING: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body
SOURCE: Velour Music
INFO: kakiking.bandcamp.com

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