Gerard Cousins, In the Grip | CGF Sessions




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Published on Apr 13, 2019

Gerard Cousins performs his original composition 'In the Grip' in the workshop of Beauchamp Classical Guitars.

About the piece:

"This piece is dedicated to the South African guitarist Derek Gripper.

"After touring with Derek and hearing him play his wonderfully poly-rhythmic music night after night I couldn't resist writing some simple studies with toyed with the idea of a two-note bass idea against a three-night accompaniment.

"At the time, I had also become very interested in the music of Philip Glass. The mood and structure of 'In the Grip' is influenced, in particular, by his solo piano pieces entitled 'metamorphosis.' "

See Gerard at #CGF2019 - www.cardiffguitarfestival.com

Videography by ZG Videography: www.zgvideography.co.uk

Beauchamp Classical Guitars: beauchampclassicalguitars.co.uk/

Gerard Cousins: gerardcousins.com


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