michael pisaro: black, white, red, green, blue

an extended composition for solo electric guitar, inspired by the opening couplet in arthur rimbaud's poem "voyelles," and exploring the boundaries between silence, sound, and music.

A black, E white, I red, U green, O blue: vowels;
I shall tell one day of your latent origins [...]
released May 1, 2020

composed by michael pisaro
produced by giacomo fiore and lanier sammons
recorded july 12 2019, recital hall, san francisco conservatory of music
engineered and edited by lanier sammons
mastered by matt carr
cover design by paula lerner
cover photo: #00-49, carrara, italy, by william wylie