Music

Ladrang Siyem

Composed by: Traditional Javanese
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

In a feat of musical globe-trotting, "Ladrang Siyem" is a 1929 adaptation of a Western-influenced Thai tune – "Sanrasoen Phra Barami" – that has been reclaimed on el... listen »

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 li... listen »

Picture Perfect Life

Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)

Written for and premiered by Los Angeles Electric 8 at the 2008 MicroFest , "Picture Perfect Life" explores the sounds of 36-tone equal temperament tuning (the octave divided into 36 equa... listen »

Imagined Overtures

Composed by: Frank J. Oteri (b.1964)

We add a drummer to perform Frank J. Oteri's 2005 microtonal rock suite. The original is for two guitars, bass, and drums. With the added power of the octet, we are able to bring a new heavines... listen »

Two Preludes & Fugues

Composed by: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Arranged by: Felix Salazar

As he did at the end of each of his cantatas, Bach marked the Well-Tempered Clavier with the postscript S.D.G., which stands for “Soli Deo Gloria,” Latin for “Glory to God alone.&... listen »

Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus

Composed by: Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Arranged by: Andy Nathan

Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time is an abridged dialogue between sound and divinity. "Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus" (Praise to Jesus... listen »

G-String Fetish

Composed by: Peter Yates (b.1953)

It's all in the title. Peter Yates' "G-string Fetish" (2003) is a spasmodic frenzy of notes that slowly unravels onto the guitar's open G-string. The piece employs aleato... listen »

Sonata XIII a 8

Composed by: Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (c.35-110) had a vision of angels singing in alternate choirs and adapted the mirror structure of Hebrew psalms into Christian worship. The practice of polychoral ant... listen »

O' Jesu Mi Dulcissime

Composed by: Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (c.35-110) had a vision of angels singing in alternate choirs and adapted the mirror structure of Hebrew psalms into Christian worship. The practice of polychoral ant... listen »

La Porta, Canzone

Composed by: Giovanni Domenico Rognoni Taeggio (d.1626)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (c.35-110) had a vision of angels singing in alternate choirs and adapted the mirror structure of Hebrew psalms into Christian worship. The practice of polychoral ant... listen »