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Vineet Shende


Body of Work is a suite of etudes for solo electric guitar and effects. Falling somewhere between a method book and a concept album, Body of Work explores the intersections between the guitar and the body of the guitarist. Each piece in the collection focuses on a concept or question related to health and the physical body, while simultaneously helping the performer refine a particular technique or timbre on the guitar. The goal of the project is to discover connections between physical performance practice and extra-musical ideas about the body, using the language of the etude to access emotional and conceptual depth.

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