Rogalsky Bros. Vancouver 2002

by Rogalsky Bros.

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    I got together with my brothers Benjamin and Luke in late 2001 and we worked up a concert of new music focused on the guitar. We included two original pieces and three cover tunes: Phill Niblock's "Guitar Too, For Four," (performed with some guest guitarists as well) a piece inspired by Alvin Lucier's "Fideliotrio" (a version transcribed for three acoustic guitars played with E-bows and chopsticks), and Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" (in a back-porch fingerpickin', three-part-harmony version). We did the concert in Vancouver Canada, and then a quick recording session of four of the tunes. Three of those make up this little EP. There is a fourth that was released on my 2006 CD "Memory Like Water," on XI Records.

    Luke is well-known as the singer/songwriter/lead guy for the band Mystery Machine that was on Nettwerk Records in the 1990s and relentlessly toured North America. Benjamin wears many musical hats and lately has composition/performance credits with The Breakmen (roots string band) and Gamelan Kyai Madu Sari (traditional and new music for Javanese instruments). We have only performed as Rogalsky Bros. once since 2002, in a John Cage festival in Vancouver in 2007, where we did a networked-laptop version of Cage's "Fontana Mix".
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released January 8, 2002



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