Barry Chabala premieres Wandelweiser and Waller
Eva-Maria Houben - Twelve small preludes for guitar (2014)
Michael Vincent Waller - Onomatopoeia for guitar (2015)
Jürg Frey - wen 46 (1999-2007)
Eva-Maria Houben - Talking to a Friend (2014)
Works by Eva-Maria Houben and Michael Vincent Waller will be world premieres, written specifically for Barry. Jürg Frey's piece will be a NY premiere.
Barry Chabala (b.1961) - New Jersey guitarist, influenced as much by Jimmy Page as he is by Derek Bailey. Barry’s music has gone from mixing equal quantities melodic invention and atonal free play to, in more recent years, playing a much more reduced, evolved and sharply focused music, ever closer to the essence of his intention.
Chabala has collaborated with many composers, premiering works by Michael Pisaro, Eva-Maria Houben, Antoine Beuger, and Michael Vincent Waller. He also has worked closely, performing and recording with Ann Guthrie, Ben Owen, Daniel Jones, Lee Noyes, Dominic Lash, Katie Porter, and A.F. Jones with recordings available on Gravity Wave, Winds Measure, and Erstwhile.