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Andreas Paolo Perger
Andreas Paolo Perger (b. 1970 in Munich, Germany) is a Vienna-based German/Italian/Austrian guitarist and composer. His work, autobiographical in nature and drawing from a variety of major traditional and contemporary musical influences, is not easily categorized into a traditional genre.
Perger's music balances narrative melodic ideas with their relationships to the overall texture, whether playing abstract and technical or commercially-influenced music. His playing style is adapted from classical guitar technique, using his right hand to express complex harmonic structures and quick jazz-inspired melodic lines while sustaining impulsive strumming in the manner of the Spanish rasgueado, a typical colour in flamenco. His instrument, an electric concert guitar, is the result of several years of development in cooperation with Stevens Custom Guitars, and offers him nearly unlimited freedom in expanding his musical ideas and abilities. Though similar in size to a classical concert guitar, it is made to sound like a warm electric guitar, but with a broader spectrum of harmonics at higher frequencies. It also offers an ambient sound option, which makes it possible to create a surround sound-like effect.
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