Through the Fog


Program Note

Through the Fog, written for virtuoso guitarist Mak Grgić, is about clarity and the impossibility of achieving it. In this spirit, the piece explores the microtonal possibilities of a standard guitar. Open strings are tuned in just intervals to adjacent strings. The complex dissonances formed by fretted notes weave a dense fabric, occasionally illuminated by the surrounding pure consonances. Mak’s astounding premiere recording has just released by Microfest Records on the new album, Makrotonal (2018).

About Sean Hayward

Sean Hayward is a composer and performer based in the Los Angeles area. Although he focuses on the the classical guitar, he also performs regularly on electric and fretless guitars.…