New Music for Electric Guitar
Modern Hearts is the debut album from Vancouver guitarist Adrian Verdejo; featuring music for multiple electric guitars by composers from the last thirty years.
Performed by Adrian Verdejo, electric guitars and bass guitar http://www.adrianverdejo.com
Recorded by Braden Kwasnicia at Ampersound Studio
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering in Vancouver
Photo and CD cover design by Mark Mushet
“From the delicate and ethereal soundscapes of Jordan Nobles, the groove and thrash of Godin, or the hypnotic textures of Tenney, Adrian Verdejo delivers an album of wonder, curiosity and pure, focused energy. Bravo!” – thisisclassicalguitar.com
“A deeply satisfying listening experience, Verdejo’s instincts are as good as his ears, hands, and heart.” – Musicworks Magazine
1. Septet (1981) for Six Electric Guitars and Bass – James Tenney
2. Modern Hearts (2008) for electric guitar solo – Nicole Lizée
3. Nebula (2000) for ten guitars – Jordan Nobles
4. Vampyr! (1984) for solo guitar – Tristan Murail
5. gwan (2008) for two electric guitars – Scott Edward Godin
6. The Black Domino (1988) for three guitars – Rodney Sharman
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Adrian Verdejo is a Canadian guitarist living in Vancouver. He performs as a soloist, with the Victoria Guitar Trio and he has also performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point, Aventa Ensemble, and many more. Adrian Verdejo is a Classical Guitar instructor in the music degree program at Vancouver Community College.
Born to a musical family in Regina, Saskatchewan, Adrian played guitar from an early age. In his formative years, he performed in his prairie hometown as both as a classical guitarist and as an electric guitarist in metal and punk rock bands. Verdejo later received a Master of Music degree from the University of Ottawa and a BMus from the University of Victoria. He studied with Dr. Alexander Dunn, Stephen Boswell, and Patrick Roux.
Adrian Verdejo performs many works spanning the guitar repertoire and has commissioned and premiered several new pieces. He specializes in contemporary music with equal fluency in classical and electric guitar styles.
Adrian Verdejo (Photo Credit: Mark Mushet)