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John Adams' El Nino at WDCH

Paul Viapiano and Brian Head play El Nino at WDCH

Paul Viapiano and Brian Head onstage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this past weekend where Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the LA Philharmonic, LA Master Chorale, Dawn Upshaw, Michelle DeYoung and Willard White in three performances of John Adams' El Nino.

The score calls for 2 steel-string guitars with light amplification. I played my Taylor 810 with a Dean Markley pickup and Brian played a Larrivee cutaway with onboard electronics, and each guitar was amplified through a Trace Elliot TA100R amplifier.

December 19, 2005 | Link to this entry


Paul Viapiano is a guitarist working in film, television and live performance based in sunny Pasadena, California.

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