The world premiere of Bryan Johanson’s Five Ways In, One Way Out, for clarinet and guitar quartet. The clarinetist is David Shifrin, who is also the artistic directer of Chamber Music Northwest. The Oregon Guitar Quartet members, left to right, are Jesse McCann, Mario Santiago Diaz, Bryan Johanson, and John Mery. Thanks to the guys for letting me record this. It was an interesting project — three cameras and one me! Challenging.
Beautiful playing on a 1910 Manuel Ramirez guitar. This guitar is featured on a new CD by Frank Wallace, Four Extraordinary Spanish Guitars. Recommended!
Serious guitar playing.
Timing, articulation, presentation — not boring.
Video filmed by Paco Montañés and José Hidalgo in the courtyard of Casa-Museo Palacete La Hilandera in Alcalá la Real, Jaén in July 2013. The instrument used is a copy of Fabricatore circa 1820 made by the Luthier Arnoldo García with old instruments-carbon strings by Savarez Alliance. Recording in one take, no editing.