Greg Nieuwsma: Paths to Memory CD
Greg Nieuwsma is an American musician living in Kraków, Poland. He’s dabbled in Kosmiche to minimalism and primarily a guitarist, he’ll stray from that path diving into synths, banjos, stylophones, harmoniums, and broken toys.
One of his notable records is a version of Terry Riley’s “In C” performed on instruments recycled from a flea market, which Electronic Music Magazine called “enchanting.
”In Indian classical music, different ragas are meant to be performed at specific times of day. The pieces on this record are guitar improvisations and not ragas, but it seems to me that the proper time of days to listen to them is at sunset, while taking a moment to reflect and letting the mind wander into the realm of memory.
The titles of the tracks are taken from the destinations of my own memories. I will offer no explanation for them, however. They are only to be considered as identifiers; you are instead invited to use them as gateways to explore your own memories."