About Parts, Together
Parts, Together was commissioned in March 2020, by Nathan Fischer in response to how we make music during the global pandemic. The intention was to build a project that included a diverse network of guitarists who’s collected parts would be set to an animation by Chia-Hsin Lee.
“The score is meant to emphasize parts that rely upon each other, interlocked, and connected in really fun ways so when people are listening to Parts, Together they can hear how everything is linked to create a whole that is greater than its parts. The composition aimed to recapture and emphasize the elated sensation of performing chamber music, which is the thing that has been most difficult to let go in a time when people can’t rehearse or perform together. The work is meant to be played by people from all over the world in different situations and career stages.” - Azariah Felton. The audio is available across streaming platforms courtesy of Frameworks Records.
The animation for Parts, Together underscores the narrative that we are a global community, uniquely diverse, and #AloneTogether. The work premiered November 25, 2020 via streaming on the International Guitar Institute Facebook Page and the Twisted Spruce Music Foundation YouTube channel. Audio is available for streaming courtesy of Frameworks Records.
The bass guitar (guitar 8) is arranged for a six string contra bass guitar. However, performance ensembles should feel welcome to perform this work on a four-sting contra bass, or electric bass. This will require editing fingerings of the part.
2020 World Ensemble - Premiere Performers
Adam Del Monte
Andrea Cannon Benjamin Altman Benjamin Gateno
Carlo Guillermo Frierens Chinnawat Themkumkwun Christopher Mallett
Eli Schille-Hudson Florian Larousse Hazriq Zulkepli
Iqui Vinculado Isabella Fincher
Ivor Fojas Jay Kacherski Jim Bosse
Joanne Castellani Joel Brown
Jonathan Leathwood Jonathan Paget
Kopytina Veronika Leandro Martin Ong Lucas Turning
Marga Abejo-Momper Marija Temo
Martha Masters Mattew Slotkin Matthew Ardizzone
Natalia Lipnitskaya Nathan Fischer
Nicholas Ciraldo Ögmundur Þór Jóhannesson
Ricardo Hernández Reyes Robert Miller
Vincent Lindsey-Clark William Beauvais