Music with 8 Guitars

96 Tears

Composed by: Phil Kline (b.1953)

Phil Kline's 1996 imitation of 17th Century viol consort music produces long tones and unexpected harmonies, slowly developing and then slowly unravelling over the course of twelve minutes. The... listen »

Alloy Ascending

Composed by: Brandon Seabrook

Commissioned by the Los Angeles Electric 8 to be premiered at LA Phil 100: Celebrate LA - 9/30/18  A massive, free, eight-mile street party connecting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywoo... read more »

Circle Limit III

Composed by: Daniel Corral (b.1981)

Premiered November 18, 2017. "Circle Limit III" was commissioned by the Los Angeles Electric 8. It is a 45 minute holarchical piece of spatialized music that can be interacted with a... read more »

Domino Figures

Composed by: Wayne Siegel (b.1953)

Written for 10-100 classical guitars, Wayne Siegel's "Domino Figures" (1979) is a transcendent experience unlike no other. With a sound similar to that of a buzzing swarm of bees, ove... listen »

East L.A. Phase

Composed by: Wayne Siegel (b.1953)

In Wayne Siegel's "East L.A. Phase" (1975), the four classical guitar parts are expanded to eight electric guitars. Where the original is an interwoven nylon tapestry, the ostinato li... listen »

Falling and Rising

Composed by: Daniel Corral (b.1981)

Commissioned by Los Angeles Electric 8 in 2012. www.spinalfrog.com read more »

Falling into Me

Composed by: Gemma Castro

Commissioned by the Los Angeles Electric 8 to be premiered at LA Phil 100: Celebrate LA - 9/30/18  A massive, free, eight-mile street party connecting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hol... read more »

G-String Fetish

Composed by: Peter Yates (b.1953)

It's all in the title. Peter Yates' "G-string Fetish" (2003) is a spasmodic frenzy of notes that slowly unravels onto the guitar's open G-string. The piece employs aleato... listen »

Immutable Distance

Composed by: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh

Commissioned by Los Angeles Electric 8.   “Immutable Distance” (2013) is the third in a group of related pieces for ensembles of like instruments. The first of these pieces... read more »

L.A.tric count(to8)erpoint

Composed by: Nejc Kuhar

Commissioned by the Los Angeles Electric 8 to be premiered at LA Phil 100: Celebrate LA - 9/30/18  A massive, free, eight-mile street party connecting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hol... read more »