Semisopochnoi


Besides writing audio software, I play guitar in various styles.  Mostly at home just to myself, but very occasionally I play in public.

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure and honour of playing the lead guitar part in the world premiere of “Semisopochnoi (Семисопочный)”, a concerto for solo electric guitar, electro-acoustic sounds and Niibori guitar orchestra. The piece was composed by my friends Robert Casteels (concept and acoustic music) and Peter Kellock (electro-acoustic music).

The premiere took place during the NUS Guitar Ensemble’s “Wanderlust” concert on 16 March 2014 at the Conservatory Concert Hall of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, in front of an audience of ~400 people, with Robert Casteels conducting.

There’s a very nicely-done video of the performance (below).  It’s a long and slightly unusual piece.  If you’d like to just see my solo playing, I reckon the best bit is the ~1 minute solo from ~12:00.

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About Gerry Beauregard

I'm a Singapore-based Canadian software engineer, inventor, musician, and occasional triathlete. My current work and projects mainly involve audio technology for the web and iOS. I'm the author of AudioStretch, an audio time-stretching/pitch-shifting app for musicians. Past jobs have included writing speech recognition software for Apple, creating automatic video editing software for muvee, and designing ASICs for Nortel. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) from Queen's University and a Master of Arts in Electroacoustic Music from Dartmouth College.
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