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This is my latest album – released on Demerara Records

Having received airplay on BBC Radio 3, it also going down well with lovers of ambient experimental electronica.

Available on Amazon and iTunes

Also available on QoBuzz

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The last track “Robot Heart Beats On The Land”, caught the ear of Max Reinhardt for BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction show and has been one of the most listened to pieces on the Demerara Soundcloud page.

2 further tracks have also been played on BBC R3’s Late Junction. These are ‘Captain Beefhearts’ In My Computer’ and the piano improvisation ‘Globular Clusters’ which was recorded live at Kettles Yard Cambridge.

Many thanks to both Max Reinhardt and Neil March for making this happen.

You can hear the podcast on the Demerara Records website here.

All of the pieces are original compositions, composed by some amazingly talented composers who create a unique and memorable sound world that leaves a lasting sonic imprint on your ears. The album design was done by my brother, Neil Avern. The picture was taken by me and features the beautiful Alexandra Palace (or Ali Pally as I prefer to know it by).

The founder of Demerara Records is Neil March who, not only has given me a chance to have my piece heard by a wider audience, but has been fuelled by a desire to have new music heard without boundaries, classifications and prejudices. I am honoured to be part of a project that pairs me with so many other exciting composers and look forward to the release.

You can preview some of the tracks on the album on the Demerara Records Soundcloud page here or listen to them below:

https://soundcloud.com/demerararecords2/autoversus-by-guy-avern

For more information and to offer your support please check the following links out:

http://demerararecords.com/

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Low Down DT & Piano

Above is the first page of the score for a piece I wrote for prepared piano and Dan Tranh. This was performed by Kate Ryder and Than Thuy Nguyen. I am hoping to get a recording of this so you can get to hear it. The Dan Tranh is a kind of plucked zither type of instrument from Vietnam. Wikipedia can explain in more detail:
The combination of the sound worlds offered with these two instruments was very enticing and this was a really enjoyable combination to compose for.

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1st run through of my graphic score piece “Shape Shifting” by various members of the Goldsmiths Improvisers Group: enjoy.

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Scores

A piece that was produced for a workshop and performed by a professional group of musicians at Goldsmiths College, London. A page of the score is featured above.

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String Quartets

A short segment of ideas for a larger string quartet, a page of the score is illustrated above. Performed after just a few readings as part of a compositional workshop.

 

Here is a ‘pastiche’ written for a love scene in an animation I have written music for. A slightly old fashioned style of writing.

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Piano Pieces

Below are a series of very short piano pieces, performed and recorded by myself: May 2013

Below are 2 performances of one of my ‘beginner’ piano pieces from one of my year 9 students. A simple ‘blues’ piece and performed with a considerable understanding of the genre considering their age. The first piece, ‘Dimple Blues’ has some improvisation in it, as there should be for the blues. The 2nd piece ‘Is You Blues’ has less improvisation and is very much a nod to Louis Jordons ‘Is you is or is you ain’t (my baby)’

‘Dimple Blues’

‘Is You Blues’

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Electroacoustic and Electonica Music

If you would like to hear my electroacoustic and electronica music please go to

http://demerararecords.com/

or visit the demerara records sound cloud page here where you can hear 2 of my tracks as well as some other excellent pieces by some very talented composers.

You can here my tracks on this page below:

https://soundcloud.com/demerararecords2/autoversus-by-guy-avern

 

 

 

 

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Toy Box

A small selection of some strange electronica I composed using ‘Propellerheads’ Reason 3 and Logic 7 and 9

All album artwork by Ian Plater. Copyright 2006.

 

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Bass Lakes

Live improv on the electric bass – lovingly edited afterwards.

All album artwork by Ian Plater. Copyright 2006.