Bill Alves' new album release, Guitars & Gamelan

Out now on MicroFest Records, we participated in composer Bill Alves' new album release, Guitars & Gamelan! Thank you Bill for including us in this great album! We are honored.   Liner Notes:   Rational Basis (2011) 11:30   Los Angeles Electric... read more »

An Annotated List of Guitar Icons Composed After 1945

The following list was written in November 2004 by Philip Graulty and Chelsea Green. At the time, both authors were graduate students studying Classical Guitar Performance at the University of California, Los Angeles. While some information may now be outdated, we hope the list can serve as a ref... read more »

Sundays Live at LACMA

On August 12, 2012, Los Angeles Electric 8 returns to Sundays Live at LACMA to premiere two newly commissioned works by Los Angeles composers Derrick Spiva Jr. and Felix Salazar. Spiva’s Neuron Speak is the first completed composition in a series of commissions... read more »

From Lone Wolf to Lifelong Friendships

  The classical guitar is a lone wolf instrument. Since most guitar students play solo music and therefore spend hours a day practicing by themselves, I found Peter Yates’ UCLA Guitar Ensemble class to be exciting and fulfilling. Resulting from our joys in this class... read more »

Arts Commission Approves LAE8 for Musicians Roster

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has approved LAE8 for the 2012 Musicians Roster!  The only Internet database of vetted musicians in L.A. County, the Musicians Roster primarily serves as a resource for Presenters of Free Concerts in Public Sites, of the rich and diverse talent availabl... read more »

Visit us at APAP|NYC, January 6-10, 2012

If you happen to be attending APAP|NYC this year, visit our booth and say hello! Felix, Philip, and Marc will be in Booth #214, Rhinelander Level 1, New York Hilton. Or to schedule an appointment, please contact Philip at (626) 383-9681 or We look forward to m... read more »

Happy Holidays, here's a special treat!

Greetings everyone, Just in time for the holidays, here are some groovy polyphonies and Indonesian microtones to keep you rockin' around the Christmas tree, Festivus pole, or seasonal celebratory device of your choosing. So jingle those bells and enjoy this exclusive live recording fr... read more »

New exclusive recordings! Sign up to listen.

The bad news: We won't be performing any shows for a while. The good news: We have plenty of exclusive live recordings, tour videos, and sneak peeks of our third album to share! Simply send us an email and sign up to listen. read more »

Did you hear that LACMA is free this Sunday? Join us.

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you probably already know that we're performing at LACMA this Sunday. If not, then it's a good thing you're reading this! This Sunday's concert is special in many ways. We'll be joined by Javanese vocalist Peni Candra Rini... read more »

Call for Drummers/Percussionists

We are seeking two (2) drummers/percussionists to join the ensemble for our Fall 2012 U.S. Tour. To hear a sample of eight electric guitars plus drums, please click here: Ideal candidates would: be proficient... read more »