Program

Lou Harrison (1917–2003): Scenes from Nek Chand (2002)*
Ron Nagorcka (b. 1948): Just Dance (2005)*
Toshio Hosokawa (b. 1955): Serenade (2004)
Eve Beglarian (b. 1958): Until it Blazes (2001)**
Larry Polansky (b. 1954): freeHorn (2012)***

*For Just Intonation Resophonic Guitar
**For electric guitar and dual delay
*** For JI Guitar and live electronics

Giacomo Fiore

  • 2012

Guitarist Giacomo Fiore was born in Genova, Italy, in 1983. He crossed the big pond to pursue a musical education at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2003, then furthered his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of David Tanenbaum.

Through the years he has performed across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Brazil, offering an eclectic and refreshing mixture of genres to the most disparate audiences—highlights include participation in the Healdsburg, Sarzana, and Cervo Guitar festivals, a commission for incidental music to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and appearances in the Trinity Chamber Concerts, BluePrint, and Old First Concerts series. In addition, Giacomo is scheduled to make his orchestral debut with the UCSC Symphony in February 2012, performing Villa-Lobos’s Concerto for Guitar. He has also refined his interpretations in masterclasses with artists such as Ben Verdery, Pavel Steidl, Paul Galbraith, Lorenzo Micheli, and others.

In June 2011 Fiore released his third independent CD, “Colors: Modern Music for Guitar,” including works for classical and resophonic guitar by Britten, Harrison, Takemitsu, and Tippett. His other records are the album of original compositions "Tones from an Open Heart" (2005), and "Genteel" (2009), a selection of classical, popular, and world-music pieces showcasing the various formative influences in the artist's career.

Today, Giacomo performs regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. He is also researching the development of alternative guitar repertoires in just- and microtonal tunings as a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Musicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His article “Reminiscense, Reflections, Resonance: The Just Intonation Resophonic Guitar and Lou Harrison’s Scenes from Nek Chand” is scheduled for publication in the Journal of the Society for American Music in Spring 2012.

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