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The tap dance show with Guillem Alonso 2010

Published on April 30, 2010 By admin

It was one of the first posts to this blog, where I was talking about the initial impulses to create this kind of guitar album, and I was then talking about the influences of the reknown tap dancer Guillem Alonso. Now, two days ago he was here again and I had the chance to accompany […]

Dances with the guitar. Interviewed by Joonas Lepna

Published on August 2, 2008 By admin

The interview with me was originally published in Hiiu Leht in 2008. By Joonas Lepna I think many of us have seen several musicians jumping on a stage with the guitars but would you call that dancing? Or could you imagine anyone to dance to the soft sounds of the classical guitar? An extraordinary idea, […]

Guillem Alonso and TapOlé

Published on March 18, 2008 By admin

I think it was the spring of 2007 when the “world champion of step dance” Guillem Alonso visited the annual step dance event in Tallinn. I knew nothing about him and about the event, too. But appeared that the organizers were forced to find a guitarist that would perform the Asturias by Albeniz as Guillem […]

Formation of the idea of the dance album

Published on March 12, 2008 By admin

For 2007 I had recorded a classical guitar duo CD and some occasional tracks with modern music for the Estonian Public Broadcast Corp and for some young composers. Also, I had played in some guitar parts for some bands’ albums, we’d recorded our guitar quartet and so on, so I had plenty of recording experience […]

How to get the rhythm?

Published on February 5, 2008 By admin

Get a drummer! Or two. When I had realized that most of the interpretations of the enormous amount of dances written for the guitar are lacking the rhytmic flow I tried to find a way how I could fix it in my own playing. It is clear that solid playing techniques and proper arrangements and […]