Chamber Concerto for Guitar Quartet, Winds, and Percussion
Place of Performance
Auer Concert Hall, Rhinehart Music Building
This is a 10 minute musical work for Guitar Quartet, a small (by 2's) selected group of wind instruments, and percussion instruments. It is in a Neo-Baroque style, with remnants of the Baroque approach to concerto forms in the 18th century. The musical language, however, is very contemporary with such devices as percussive effects for the guitars, polytonal harmonicism, and densely packed massed sound structure. It can be thought of as "Baroque through the looking glass" as it clearly emulates the energy and motoric rhythms of the 18th century, although it is morphed into a 21st century setting in the choice of musical materials. The work was also performed in April at the Mid-America Guitar Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by the same IPFW group of musicians.
Chamber Concert, Neo-Baroque, Kenneth Johnson, Guitar Quartet
Kenneth Johnson Dr. (2010).
Chamber Concerto for Guitar Quartet, Winds, and Percussion. IPFW, Auer Concert Hall, Rhinehart Music Building.