recital featured music from 'Diffusion': a collaborative project between
Gough himself and sound engineer Matthew O'Malley. 'Diffusion' explores
composition by means of pre-recorded, multi-layered guitar tracks adapted
for surround sound format. So with speakers positioned about them, the
audience heard a dispersed audio image of music by Steve Reich, Gerald
Garcia and David Carroll, all of which were being heard for the first time
in this way (and for David Carroll a premiere on all accounts). Gough
carried off the performances well, both he and O'Malley delivered what
they set out to accomplish."
"An engaging display
of modern technology."
(Live performance in surround sound of Steve Reich's Electric
Concerto (Aranjuez) was obviously enjoyed tremendously by a very large
audience and your performance fully merited the ovation it received."
a gratifyingly large teatime audience to hear Gough give deftly coloured,
dynamically well-judged accounts of En Los Trigales, Tres Piezas Españolas
and the substantial Fantasia para un Gentilhombre."
was a delight to have two such accomplished musicians in school. They
produced a very well balanced programme and always gave the pupils something
to listen for. The combination of guitar and flute was very successful.
I think everyone recognised the quality of their performance."
Mañoso were excellent- a memorable combination of fine playing
and an estimable rapport with the audience in all its variety. I hope
we can do something similar again"
Andrew Gough - Classical Guitar
"There's more core repertoire on Andrew Gough's 'Classical Guitar' CD,
but again it's distinguished by superb playing, making it a must-have
item for anyone looking to explore the genre. Gough exploits both the
instrument's physicality and its subtlety with absolute assurance,
extracting maximum colour, contrast and expressiveness from the 16
well-chosen tracks. It's beautifully recorded, compulsive listening."
"Well presented and very listenable"
Clare Mackey, Birmingham Post
Electric Counterpoint (1999 version)
unique and superbly recorded account of a modern guitar classic."
Gough's performance of Steve Reich's 1987 piece, Electric Counterpoint,
was undoubtedly the concert's highlight
Gough's painstakingly pre-recorded
14-track backing tape was testimony to the complexity of its construction
all, a remarkable achievement for an undergraduate."
on your performance!
you really nailed the two interlocking bass
parts in the third movement - almost makes you want to dance. Bravo!"