Andrew York

Discussions relating to the classical guitar which don't fit elsewhere.
Laudiesdad69
Posts: 1166
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:16 pm

Andrew York

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:35 am

I just watched Andrew York's Home video on YT. Has anybody seen this? It's really beautiful. I'm going to get the score from his website. This was my first time I had heard him. I met with some other CG players from the website and through the course of our gathering I played an original piece of mine and one of the guys said that it reminded him of Andrew York, and after seeing this, I had to check him out. After hearing this is guess it was a genuine compliment.

I read some info on Mr York on wiki, but there's not a lot of info about him. I wonder about the hat. Anybody know anything about him or have a story?

eyedoc
Posts: 499
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:39 am

Re: Andrew York

Post by eyedoc » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:52 am

I have another name to York for over 15 years as part of the Los Angeles guitar Quartet and then as a solo artist

eyedoc
Posts: 499
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:39 am

Re: Andrew York

Post by eyedoc » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:54 am

I have sponsor him several times and concerts in my home community and I've taken master classes with him played much of this music and find him one of the greatest contemporary classical geniuses of our time.
As a player he has a soul and a tone that first you can compare to a concert by him
Ron

wchymeus
Posts: 196
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:49 am

Re: Andrew York

Post by wchymeus » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:21 am

Indeed a great guy, interpret and composer. His "equations of beauty" are magic. Sunburst is probably his "tube".

For info, here is the video you mentioned


Youtube

And the score can be found on his website.
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:35 am
I played an original piece of mine
Where is it? I'd be happy to take a listen! :D
Field 2014, Oberg 2013, Vincente Sachis Badia 1977

UKsteve
Posts: 593
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:48 pm
Location: St Albans, UK

Re: Andrew York

Post by UKsteve » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:12 am

Working on "Home" at the moment.
Individually, none of it is too difficult but getting from one end to the other without a slip up is a challenge for me.
Also, getting the amount of "feel" that Mr. York imbues is probably beyond me forever. His vibrato is fierce!

Laudiesdad69
Posts: 1166
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:16 pm

Re: Andrew York

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:19 am

wchymeus wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:21 am
Indeed a great guy, interpret and composer. His "equations of beauty" are magic. Sunburst is probably his "tube".

For info, here is the video you mentioned


Youtube

And the score can be found on his website.
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:35 am
I played an original piece of mine
Where is it? I'd be happy to take a listen! :D
I don't have a recording and I need to get a computer program that will let me put melody stems up and bass stems down so that I can see if I wrote it correctly on the paper.

User avatar
petermc61
Posts: 5943
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:11 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Andrew York

Post by petermc61 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:14 am

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:19 am
wchymeus wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:21 am
Indeed a great guy, interpret and composer. His "equations of beauty" are magic. Sunburst is probably his "tube".

For info, here is the video you mentioned


Youtube

And the score can be found on his website.
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:35 am
I played an original piece of mine
Where is it? I'd be happy to take a listen! :D
I don't have a recording and I need to get a computer program that will let me put melody stems up and bass stems down so that I can see if I wrote it correctly on the paper.
Just pay $10 and download it. Keep him in business so he can keep composing.

Altophile
Posts: 492
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:36 pm
Location: Ohio, USA

Re: Andrew York

Post by Altophile » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:35 am

This is my favorite by Andrew York:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g97zPoMG_pI

The guy is awesome, IMO! He not only tacks on about 30 measures of his own before the piece begins, but he manages to play just about every note from the middle jazz section from Linus and Lucy.

I have the sheet music but haven't had an opportunity to try and tackle it yet.



~Sean

UKsteve
Posts: 593
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:48 pm
Location: St Albans, UK

Re: Andrew York

Post by UKsteve » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:14 pm

petermc61 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:14 am
Just pay $10 and download it. Keep him in business so he can keep composing.
Correct!
I have bought tons of scores from his website, which have then given me hours of fun (and frustration) trying to learn them. Fantastic value.
Seriously, a few dollars is far less than he deserves for such stellar composing.
Ask yourself how much did your guitar cost?

User avatar
Guitar-ded
Posts: 1791
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:32 pm
Location: BC Canada

Re: Andrew York

Post by Guitar-ded » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:51 pm

+1
It's a fun piece. You'll get more than $10 worth of fun out of it.
See! This is a cheap hobby... mostly.
Getting better bit by bit, day by day.

ddray
Posts: 383
Joined: Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:10 pm

Re: Andrew York

Post by ddray » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:48 pm

UKsteve wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:14 pm
petermc61 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:14 am
Just pay $10 and download it. Keep him in business so he can keep composing.
Correct!
I have bought tons of scores from his website, which have then given me hours of fun (and frustration) trying to learn them. Fantastic value.
Seriously, a few dollars is far less than he deserves for such stellar composing.
Ask yourself how much did your guitar cost?
Not a whole lot more than the sheet music :lol: (But I love it)

User avatar
Feynman
Posts: 275
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:51 am
Location: Arizona, USA

Re: Andrew York

Post by Feynman » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:54 pm

Just to be clear, Laudiesdad seems to be referring to documenting his original work, not York's.


Image
-mitch

Laudiesdad69
Posts: 1166
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:16 pm

Re: Andrew York

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:58 am

UKsteve wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:14 pm
petermc61 wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:14 am
Just pay $10 and download it. Keep him in business so he can keep composing.
Correct!
I have bought tons of scores from his website, which have then given me hours of fun (and frustration) trying to learn them. Fantastic value.
Seriously, a few dollars is far less than he deserves for such stellar composing.
Ask yourself how much did your guitar cost?
I think people misunderstood, I was talking about a computer program for one of my pieces. Somebody said my piece sounded like Andrew York and I didn't know who he was and I looked him up. I already downloaded the score for Home.

CGCristian92
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:27 am
Location: NYC

Re: Andrew York

Post by CGCristian92 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:12 am

He's also a super nice guy!

User avatar
cedartop
Posts: 143
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:56 pm
Location: Mississippi

Re: Andrew York

Post by cedartop » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:30 am

MuseScore 2 is a great program for scoring and its free. I'm also a big fan of Andrew York. I received permission to post his Andecy here on the forum here if you are interested:
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=109610
2011 Traphagen Cedar Doubletop
2017 Traphagen Spruce Doubletop

Return to “Public Space”