Dedicated to Jose Tomas, guitarist, teacher and musical interpreter of enormous influence worldwide.
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Guitarist, Gordon Kreplin
Gordon Kreplin has performed throughout the US, Spain, Portugal and South America. Critics and audiences alike have experienced his performances as having an easy warmth. His concerts in Spain and South America were sponsored by the United States Information Service (USIS). Kreplin received an A+ rating from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and USIS for touring abroad.
Kreplin’s teachers include Jose Tomas at the Oscar Espla Conservatory (where he studied for two years), Andres Segovia at Musica de Compostela, and John Marlow at American University. Kreplin served for four years in the North Carolina Visiting Artist program. He has taught at various universities in the U.S. Kreplin also taught at El Conservatorio de Horta on the island of Faial in Portugal .
The making of this recording
The original sessions for the 1996 Ascencion Recordings release “Cathedral” took place over time between 1994 and 1997, on location at Edenton United Methodist Church in Edenton NC, and in the studio in Washington DC. Recording engineer Cathy Pescevich (Kreplin) chose Microtech Geffel m295 and m296 microphones for the project. Her goal was to capture the sound of Gordon’s instrument with unrivaled naturalness and clarity.
The original sessions for “Journeys” and “Gift of Spirit” took place over time from 1985 to 1992 in various studios in Washington DC.
Re-mastered for today’s audiophile listener, these beautiful recorded performances by Gordon Kreplin have been re-packaged and released as “Memories of Compostela,” a dedication to guitarist and teacher Jose Tomas.
” In my work as a concert musician and music educator, I teach about the aesthetic tools of rhythm, color and composition to audiences and private students alike. In my work as a nationally-recognized photography professional, I teach about lighting and composition in environmental portraiture. For me, such tools are the essence of both music and photography.”Gordon Kreplin