Cameron Deas is one of the few guitarists to emerge from the shadow of John Fahey and present his own radical musical vision. He’s also made a bold transition from the stripped back sonics of his extended suites for solo guitar to an open system of electronics where the guitar becomes the physical interface for a rich and dynamic sound world of flickering electronics, alien tones, tightly controlled attacks and dense, elastic texture. The music initially brings to mind both Gagaku - the glacially paced court music of Japan and the runaway microtonality of the Gamelan in its Javanese counterpart whilst simultaneously generating whole new tongues under Deas expert compositional control.
Cam Deas / Guitar, Electronics
Recorded live at Cafe OTO on Friday 5th June 2015 by James Dunn. Mixed by John Chantler. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
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Cam Deas is a musician and sound artist based in London. His work is not subject to straightforward categorisation, with output ranging from solo acoustic guitar exploration through live electro-acoustic performance, to pure synthesis and computer generative music.
In 2018 he released Time Exercises on The Death of Rave, consisting of five works for synthesiser and computer, his first full length purely electronic work. The pieces explore polytempos and relative ratios between pitch and rhythm in a dense electronic space, described as “disembodied music playing out a thrilling dramaturgy and syntax of alien dissonance and disorienting rhythmic resolution”.