Vancouver-based guitarist Adrian Verdejo has just released a stunning new CD of contemporary music composed for electric guitar. Modern Hearts features the music of James Tenney, Scott Godin, Rodney Sharman, Jordan Nobles, Tristan Murail and Nicole Lizée.
VR Media first came across Adrian at Vancouver Pro Musica’s Sonic Boom festival in March of 2013. We subsequently struck up a relationship that has resulted in the kind of collaborative synergy that VR Media hopes to carry on with all its supporters across many disciplines in the years ahead.
Here’s what people are saying about Modern Hearts:
“Modern Hearts delivers all the accuracy, precision and interruptive genius of a top-notch classical musician mixed with the raw energy, flare and recording prowess of the modern electric guitarist. This album is a sonic world of wonders! A must-hear for new music enthusiasts and general listeners alike.”
“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!”
“The guitarist’s star continues to rise thanks to his ability to inject new ideas, seasoned virtuosity, and, yes, a dash of amped-up energy into the local contemporary-music scene.“
– Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight
Modern Hearts is available from: http://www.adrianverdejo.com
Adrian will be performing a version of Rodney Sharman’s gorgeous work for solo guitar; “In a Room” for VR Media this spring.