Monologues and Dialogues 1999 - 2014

by Juan Calderon

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This record features the first ever professional recording of my guitar playing in all it’s nail scratching yet creative glory. It was done as a prelude to a song from Occultus, a metal band I played in during my teens. I’m pretty impressed by the contrapuntal texture since I had no clue of how to write music. But I loved the baroque hour on public radio and I rarely missed it. I remember it was done as an afterthought between electric guitar takes at an expensive recording studio which was also a money laundering operation of some Cali cartel person who was into music. It was seized soon after I heard.
The more recent songs were experiments in long form improvisation in various styles, sometimes a blend of many as in the case of "Two Minds," which veers into jazz.

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released November 23, 2012

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Juan Calderon New York, New York

My musical language has been influenced by my teaching practice as well as the personal relationship I’ve developed with the guitar as an improviser. I dedicate two to three hours to composing and playing everyday and I spend an hour on each aspect of a particular project such as sketching ideas, notation and transferring to a publishing software. ... more

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