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Current work: Guitar multiphonics

Due to lack of research on the tone colour of the guitar, the technique of multiphonics is being investigated on this instrument.

It is part of a strategy of presenting non-guitarist composers with new results from the exploration of unconventional

performance techniques. Colour research on the guitar is usually carried out by such composers but these tend to

dismiss the instrument. If, enticed by these results, they consider composing for guitar, the research's aim of promoting colour

research on this instrument and the establishment of multiphonics as part of its vocabulary would be fulfilled.

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