Guitar Moderne is all about the amazing stylistic variety of guitarists practicing their art in the 21rst Century. The zine exists, in large part, to help expose these artists to an audience that might not find them otherwise. In that spirit, here is the Guitar Moderne’s first curated festival of modern guitar. These guitarists offer a wide spectrum of music that employs the instrument in personal and idiosyncratic rather than idiomatic ways. If you like the artists please purchase their recordings and go see them live—Enjoy!
An innovator from the German experimental scene.
An unrepentant fusioneer, Henderson remains a seeker in terms of his tones and techniques. And, two words—Dennis Chambers
Big fun from a pair of LA guitarists who mash up jazz, surf, and noise.
A classic Norwegian eclectic, Alnaes’ Rypdal inspired work on ECM records in the Nineties evidenced a unique approach to tone, phrasing and whammy work.
What do you get when minimalism meets pop and funk in a distinctly Japanese way?
Michael Pisaro (the guitarist on the right)
The future of guitar in a classical context?