Odes and Episodes
Odes and Episodes live performance at '5 Degrees Below'

Christopher Best performing Odes and Episodes live at '5 Degrees Below' (Falmouth, Cornwall).

This extended solo work for electric guitar, utilising EBow and two Boss DD-20 Giga-delay pedals, was conceived in 2016 and first appeared in October that year under the title 'Emergence'. Through a series of live performances, it slowly morphed into a longer and more elaborate composition, which premiered in September 2018 at the Dartington S.T.R.E.A.M. festival in Devon. Now renamed 'Odes and Episodes', a studio recording was subsequently made, engineered and mastered by the composer, and a performance score created comprising 5 pages of detailed instructions and 19 pages of notation (a combination of 5-line staves and guitar tablature). The recorded performance contains no overdubs or post-production (other than mastering) and, like the live performance, involves no backing tracks or pre-loaded loops.

Christopher Best Odes and Episodes sample page
How to purchase 

Full score with player's instructions available for FREE download. Anyone wishing to perform this work should please inform me via the CONTACT page.

Original version 
c.37-38 mins
Electric Guitar (with EBow, 2x Boss DD-20 Giga-delay pedals)

Christopher Best Odes And Episodes by Chrisbestmusic

Performed by Christopher Best. Recording engineered, produced and mastered by Christopher Best.
First performance 
Somextro Symposium, Falmouth University, 28th October 2016 (as a work-in-progress under the title 'Emergence') performed by the composer. PREMIERE: S.T.R.E.A.M. Festival, Dartington Hall, Devon; 7th September 2018; performed by the composer.