Old King Cole Productions Announces a New CD of Contemporary Music for Guitar

Colin McAllister and Derek Keller perform solos and duos for guitar

SAN DIEGO, California -- July 27, 2004 -- Old King Cole Productions is proud to announce the release of a new CD by San Diego guitar duo, Colin McAllister and Derek Keller. The new record Solos and Duos for Guitar showcases works by both established modern masters and young emerging composers.

This record encapsulates a wide variety of modern styles and transcends the typical ideas of guitar solos and duos. Starting with a rare piece by the famous American minimalist, Steve Reich, these pieces explore texture and timbres from straight-up acoustic guitar by Italian Franco Donatoni, to the extended techniques of spectralist Tristan Murail. The disc includes a composition for acoustic guitar and tape by Chris Mercer, an innovative, witty piece by Helmut Lachenmann, and an interactive work for electric guitar and computer by the duo's own Derek Keller.

San Diego New Music and Old King Cole Productions will sponsor a CD release party and concert on Sunday, September 26, 2004. The concert will be held at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla (1001 Wall Street). The show begins at 7:30pm with a pre-concert talk at 7:00pm. For more information and tickets, please contact the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872. General Admission $15/ SDNM members $13/ Students $7. All attendees may purchase CDs at a discounted price.

Colin McAllister and Derek Keller began their musical partnership in 1998 as incoming graduate students at the University of California, San Diego. They gave the United States premiere of Helmut Lachenmann's Salut für Caudwell in 2000. Performing and lecturing regularly throughout California, they have been featured in various concert series and with ensembles such as SONOR, the resident new music ensemble of UCSD. Year 2004 includes performances in the San Francisco sfSoundSeries and in Mexico City.

Visit the Old King Cole Productions Web site at http://www.oldkingcole.biz to order the CD.


OLD KING COLE PRODUCTIONS is a San Diego based company founded in 1997 to expose and promote new experimental music on staggeringly original CDs. Visit the company Web site at http://www.oldkingcole.biz for more information about its catalog.


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