“Microlocking II” is an effort to fuse groove and microtonality with inspirations from both the contemporary classical methodology as well as Iranian traditional improvisation practices. The Electric Guitar is a fascinating instrument, and it was my intention to investigate the possibilities with incorporating pedals, effects and loops into my rhythmic and tonal language in this piece.
“Microlocking II” was composed after its predecessor “Microlocking” for 6 detuned digital pianos and 3 pianists. “Microlocking II” is a piece where those explorations are entangled with the vast world of pedals and effects for Electric Guitar.
This piece was commissioned by an esteemed composer and Guitarist, Andrew Noseworthy whose informed and insightful feedback during the composition process of this piece truly elevated and polished the fnal product of this fruitful collaboration.