The Keene Public Library is pleased to announce a free guitar performance at 7 p.m. at the Keene Public Library’s Cohen Hall, Thursday, October 17, 2018. Peter Biedermann is a solo instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ that has been composing and performing for over 35 years and will be appearing for the fourth time at the Keene Public Library. While his music covers a number of genres in various disciplines, the sounds you will hear will be entirely original. The program encourages questions from the audience and will also include some of the history and evolution of steel-string guitar playing over the last 50+ years.
The music will be performed on a variety of 6 and 12 string guitars in unique tunings combined with subtle ambient electronics. The architecture of the music is melodic and rhythmic; combining compositional structure and improvisation. Biedermann’s background includes stints in various group settings; most notably the bands PING, White Light, Serious Fun, Magic Spot and Amalgamation. The common thread throughout his musical background is crossing the boundaries of music without limits. This hybrid contemporary style melds elements of American and European folk with jazz and blues shadings underpinned by subtle ambient electronics. Fans of artists such as Davey Graham, John Fahey, Alex de Grassi, Leo Kottke, Ralph Towner, and Michael Hedges will enjoy this music.
This program, sponsored by The Friends of the Keene Public Library, is free and open to the public. The Keene Public Library is located at 60 Winter Street, Keene. For further information about programs at the Keene Public Library, visit the library’s website at www.keenepubliclibrary.org or call 603-352-0157.