"Guitar Improvisation and Tashi Dorji are the first
physical releases of my guitar improvisations.
They were put out by a small local, now defunct,
label called Headway Recording in 2012 and 2013.
The friends who ran the label had heard some of my
guitar music and reached out to me about doing a
Guitar Improvisations was really my first recording
of improvisation-in a semi-studio setting at my
friend's basement space. It really was a formative
time for me because it felt like everything opened,
as far as the possibilities of what music-making
meant. Like improvisation walked in and then
there was a volcanic eruption...
The self-titled session was recorded at a nice studio
at the local university here in Asheville. I had some
friends that were studying music there and had
access to studio time. This session focused more
on extended/prepared guitar ideas. My interest in
percussive elements of sounds, timbre, harmonics,
and dynamics plays a lot in this recording."
Tashi Dorji, 2023