The Chordboy Concerto for Guitar
This three-movement composition combines live-recorded instruments with digital synthesizers in a manner that reflects the individual sections of a symphonic orchestra. Additionally, the goal of this work is to defy any pre-existing genre, in a manner that draws on various influences to create something entirely unique. The combination of the live rhythm section and the synthesized orchestra allows for more creative sonic possibilities than a pure live recording. Musically, the work combines highly expressive improvisation with various amounts of atonality and quartal harmony. Stylistically, it pulls influence from jazz, contemporary classical, and hip-hop/neo-soul.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Project Components: project video (.mp4), reflection paper (.pdf), presentation (.pdf), scores (ZIP file containing 3 .pdf documents), audio tracks (ZIP file containing 3 .wav audio files).
Wood, Lawrence. “The Chordboy Concerto for Guitar.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2020. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-production-technology/212.