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 work for electric guitar, 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 composr, 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.

Published 
2018
Original version 
2016
Opus 
58
Duration 
c.37-38 mins
Instrumentation 
Electric Guitar, EBow, 2x Boss DD-20 Giga-delay pedals
Listen 

Christopher Best Odes and Episodes.mp3

Performed by Christopher Best. Recording engineered, produced and mastered by the composer.
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.