This week’s podcast features Chilean guitarist Cristián Alvear. Listen to it here.
Cristián is one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary composed music. He has recorded works by Jurg Frey, Radu Malfatti, Sarah Hennies, Michael Pisaro, as well as helping to bring composers such as Nicolas Carrasco and Santiago Astaburuaga to wider attention.
I spoke to Cristian over Skype from his home in Santiago de Chile and discussed his recent release on Caduc, And suddenly from all this there came some horrid music (with Gudinni Cortina), as well as some other highlights from his discography.
Thanks also to Steve Flato for post-production help.
Mark So: And suddenly from all this there came some horrid music, performed by Cristián Alvear and Gudinni Cortina (Caduc, 2017)
Sarah Hennies: Orienting Response, performed by Cristián Alvear (Mappa, 2016)
Cristian Alvear, Santiago Astaburuaga, Gudinni Cortina, Rolando Hernandez & Jacob Wick: c≠c (Lengua de Lava, 2015)
Antoine Beuger: 24 petits préludes pour la guitar, performed by Cristián Alvear (self-released, 2017
Jürg Frey: Bogen und coda, performed by Cristián Alvear, from Guitarist, alone (Another Timbre, 2016)
Jürg Frey: William Street, performed by Cristián Alvear, from Guitarist, alone (Another Timbre, 2016)
Radu Malfatti: Shizuka Ni Furu Ame, performed by Cristián Alvear (B-Boim, 2015)
Nicolas Carrasco: Intemperie 8, performed by Cristián Alvear, Christian Müller & Stefan Thut (self-released, 2016)
Santiago Astaburuaga: La perpetuidad del esbozo 3 – para dos a catorce intérpretes (2016)
Cristián Alvear, Seijiro Murayama: á peine 2, from Karoujite (Potlach, 2017)