Benjamin Beirs | Fluidity: Classical Guitar in the 21st Century

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Fluidity: Classical Guitar in the 21st Century

by Benjamin Beirs

With his 3rd solo album, Beirs continues to make a very compelling statement that for him, the guitar can never be a static instrument that only looks to the past. "Another very solid album....displays more of his intellectual and musical side."
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Laments, Dances & Lullabies: I. Rustemul
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2. Laments, Dances & Lullabies: II. Macedonian Girl
3:01 $0.99
3. Laments, Dances & Lullabies: III. Walk Dance
3:30 $0.99
4. Sonata III: I. Allegro moderato
7:18 $0.99
5. Sonata III: II. Chanson
2:52 $0.99
6. Sonata III: III. Allegro non troppo
5:09 $0.99
7. Fluidity: I. Circle
3:16 $0.99
8. Fluidity: II. Whorl
3:23 $0.99
9. Fluidity: III. Storm
3:45 $0.99
10. Lutoslawski In Memoriam: I. Poem
1:49 $0.99
11. Lutoslawski In Memoriam: II. Fugato
2:53 $0.99
12. Lutoslawski In Memoriam: III. eS-A-C-H-E-Re IMPRESSION
1:53 $0.99
13. Collectici íntim: I. La Serenor
3:44 $0.99
14. Collectici íntim: II. La Joia
2:50 $0.99
15. Collectici íntim: III. La Calma
2:33 $0.99
16. Collectici íntim: IV. La Gaubança
1:51 $0.99
17. Collectici íntim: V. La Frisança
3:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Beirs has a very clean sound with excellent phrasing, articulation, and color/orchestration. At this rate he is set to have a long and productive career. I continue to look forward to future albums and highly recommend him to those looking for spectacular youthful players that are musical instead of dry competition winners (although Beirs has indeed won numerous prizes in compeitions)." -Bradford Werner,

When he released his second solo CD in 2012, Benjamin Beirs set out to broaden the definition of “classical guitar” music. “Widening Circles” includes works by Steve Reich, Roland Dyens and Marek Pasieczny as well as a short piece of his own. His album attracted a number of highly positive reviews and became a springboard for his newest venture, “Fluidity – classical guitar in the 21st century.”

With “Fluidity,” Beirs continues to make a very compelling statement that for him, the guitar can never be a static instrument that only looks to the past. As the title “Widening Circles” contained multiple meanings, so too does “Fluidity” - at once an homage to the series of paintings called “Fluidity” by his sister, painter Sunny Gibbons; a reference to the virtuosity of the collection of pieces; and lastly a commentary on the ever-changing nature of music and the place of the guitar within it.

The music of Ponce and Asencio represent the 20th century while Tadic, Pasieczny and Beirs tell the story of the 21st as far as we can know it. The entire recording resembles a suite, a set of works that flow together to make a powerful musical statement, anchored by love for the genre but sparked by visions of this age. Benjamin Beirs treads this road with absolute confidence and through his versatility makes a strong case for why his genre will remain relevant. We hope listeners will agree.



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