ReImaginations – Cage, Shende & Bach; Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar
ReImaginations explores anew the music of John Cage and J.S. Bach on guitar. The latter through Vineet Shende’s re-imaginings of a few of the famed Well-Tempered Clavier Preludes in a South Indian musical language, and the John Caeg through the first sanctioned guitar arrangements of his music to be published by Edition Peters.
In October 2017 Edition Peters issues the first collection of guitar solos by John Cage ‘Piano Music for Guitar’. The collection features works by Cage from the 1930’s through 1948, early and mid-career compositions. Many of the compositions fit very well on the guitar, and are also a joy to play on guitar. The collection is only the second work in the Cage oeuvre to published featuring the guitar, the first being Aaron’s arrangement of ‘Six Melodies’ for violin & guitar issued in 2015. A recording dedicated to John Cage on guitar will be released in 2018.
In 2017 Bowdoin College composer Vineet Shende and guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan began collaborating in an exploration of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and Indian ragas through Shende’s Carnatic Preludes, re-imaginings of some of the famed WTC Preludes in a South Indian musical language. Each Carnatic Prelude is paired with Larget-Caplan’s artistic realization of the original keyboard prelude for guitar.
About Aaron Larget-Caplan
Noted for his “astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Aaron Larget-Caplan is an international recording and touring guitarist. He’s premiered 77 compositions and his arrangements of the music of John Cage are published by Edition Peters. His recordings are available on Albany, Navona and Stone Records. On faculty at University of Massachusetts Boston and formerly Boston Conservatory.
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