East L.A. Phase

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East L.A. Phase

Composed by: Wayne Siegel (b.1953)

In Wayne Siegel's "East L.A. Phase" (1975), the four classical guitar parts are expanded to eight electric guitars. Where the original is an interwoven nylon tapestry, the ostinato lines on the electric guitars recall fragments of minimalist riffs blended into a dynamic whole greater than the sum of its parts. As phrases change, drop out, and announce themselves, the effect is one of the ground shifting, revealing new patterns from the old.