FOUR ACES GUITAR QUARTET
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MUSIC WRITTEN FOR THE FOUR ACES GUITAR QUARTET
A warm summer night on a terrace in the Italian city of Verona, four men, an equal amount of glasses filled with wine, a fleeting sense of disappointment and lifelong dreams: this was all it took to conceive the first manifestation of For Aces. 'Let’s create something that is really ours, something for ourselves, for the guitar and its versatility and for all of the people who are fond of its sound'. We started looking for the best kind of music, which had to be new and had to manifest itself in every possible style or form.
'For Aces' is more than the umpteenth musical adventure. Old friendships were rekindled and new ones have arisen from this search for new sounds, images and stories. These friendships inspired us to bring out the best in ourselves and resulted in a collaboration that made us get to know each other better as people. Numerous emails, train tickets, rehearsals, dinners and a few drinks later, we proudly present you the result of a year’s work.
Besides our loved-ones and friends, their support and necessary criticism, we would like to thank the composers with whom we’ve worked together these last couple of months, as well as everyone who helped us accomplish our shared dream. Plans were made, tensions built up, and eventually, after more missed than achieved deadlines, these plans and tensions were released in the recording studio. This is the end of an exciting chapter, but all of its memories have been eternalised on this disc. Now, our odyssey continues towards new dreams, stories and journeys.
Thank you, bedankt, dankjewel, grazie mille, merci beaucoup, hvala, tack en toch ook een beetje arigatou gozaimashita...
BART, MENNO, INTI & STEIN
OUVERTURE • HARRY SACKSIONI
THREE MEMORIES • ADAM V. CLARKE
NELLO REGIONE DEL SOGNO • NUCCIO D'ANGELO
DROPLET • MENNO BUGGENHOUT, INTI DE MAET
AQUA CENAS • PATRICK ROUX
FOUR ACES SUITE • NEJC KUHAR
TOKYO • ALAIN SELHORST
THE DREAM OF KAILASH • JOHANNES MÖLLER
D.A.N.Z.A. • CLARICE ASSAD
ABOUT THEIR ROLE IN OUR STORY