Susan Alcorn - pedal steel guitar
George Burt - electric guitar
This record documents the first musical meeting between the guitarists Susan Alcorn and George Burt when Susan arrived in Glasgow on a rainy weekend in November 2009 to play as a duo with George at the second Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra festival.
Susan Alcorn’s work is marked by purity of sound, a keen sense of sonic weight and an ear for clear melodic line. Her reputation as one of the most striking voices in contemporary music has led her to work with underground musical luminaries such as Jandek, Evan Parker, Maggie Nicols, Fred Frith, Eugene Chadbourne and Pauline Oliveros. George Burt is an exceptional guitarist, an anarchist of sound whose hands dance him through a central belt poetics all his own. He is a founder member of the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra and co-leader of the heart of Scottish un-jazz the Burt MacDonald 5
released January 6, 2010
Recorded at the Audio Lounge, Maryhill, November 2009