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IN THE GARDEN (DVD) by Ross Hill

Original compositions for solo classical guitar performed in natural bush settings by New Zealand composer/guitarist, Ross Hill.

The tranquil bush and landscape settings reflect the music’s gentle, melodic qualities. This is a unique classical guitar performance DVD.


Compositions performed:
The Abbey - Mesto - New Boy - In the Garden Destination - Danza - Children - Konya - After Dusk - Northern Sky

Directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker, Keith Hill.

28 mins, stereo, 16x9
Plastic case, colour front and back covers
RRP: $19.95


“Ross has developed an intensely personal style of solo guitar composition. I feel he holds a unique position among New Zealand guitarists for his original and heartfelt approach to his art.” – Barry MacLaren. Auckland Guitar Academy

“Classical guitar playing at a high level. Superlative images and performance.”
– Chris Lloyd. Winner NZ Music Awards 2000

“In the Garden is a tribute not just to the guitar, but also to the natural environment of Auckland. Tunes sparkle and swirl, and are perfectly complimented by the native bush and urban wilderness visual landscape.” – Karen Hunter, singer/songwriter

THREE EXCERPTS


MESTO



NORTHERN SKY



THE ABBEY





ABOUT ROSS HILL


Ross Hill is a classical guitarist whose compositions draw on classical, Spanish, folk, Renaissance and Middle Eastern musical influences. He specialises in short compositions that evoke a variety of inward emotional and meditative states.

Ross’ approach to composing for the guitar has been, first, to develop his own style of playing the guitar, and second, to use composition to explore the various genres and types of music that draw him. Underpinning both is a desire to find musical feels, and to create music that evokes different emotional atmospheres.

The performances on this DVD include compositions from his debut CD, The Garden, and new compositions.

For more on Ross and his music, see The Garden.