Mary Halvorson Guitar Style – Composing, Improvising and Creative Approaches

I’m a huge fan of Mary Halvorson’s work and immense creative output. She’s one of the musicians that I would love to catch live in concert in the near future. So far I haven’t managed to catch her live or take a lesson with her yet.

This post (2nd in a series featuring different guitarists, first one on Nile Rodgers here) collects some of the most interesting music, interviews, lessons, articles and podcasts that I’ve found on her work. If you’re a fan or curious about her music or approach to music, I hope this post will help you find some new ideas. I will be going through these as well.

Have fun.

Music:

Her latest album, Code Girl:
https://open.spotify.com/album/1OFdg07N5rkshEfPbTLjnB

Interviews and Lessons:

Interviews:

The New York Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/arts/music/mary-halvorson-away-with-you-interview.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/arts/music/05halv.html

NPR:
https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2018/04/03/598886127/mary-halvorson-re-engineered-jazz-guitar-now-shes-hacking-her-own-code
https://www.npr.org/2016/11/27/503446419/why-mary-halvorson-sounds-like-no-other-guitarist

National Endowment of the Arts:
https://www.arts.gov/art-works/2017/art-talk-guitarist-mary-halvorson

Rolling Stone:
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/guitar-trailblazer-mary-halvorson-turns-jazz-on-its-head-20151124

Premier Guitar:
https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/23140-mary-halvorson-theres-something-about-mary

BOMB Magazine:
https://bombmagazine.org/articles/mary-halvorson/

Bandcamp Daily:
https://daily.bandcamp.com/2016/11/14/mary-halvorson-interview/

Textura:
https://www.textura.org/archives/interviews/fivequestions_halvorson.htm

Avant Music News:
https://avantmusicnews.com/2017/07/13/mary-halvorson-interview-and-village-vanguard-preview/

At Length Mag:
http://atlengthmag.com/music/electric-fruit/

Jazz Times
https://jazztimes.com/departments/artist-profiles/mary-halvorson-fractured-guitar/

Spectrum Culture:
http://spectrumculture.com/2013/01/08/interview-mary-halvorson-pt-1/
http://spectrumculture.com/2013/01/09/interview-mary-halvorson-pt-2/
http://spectrumculture.com/2018/04/19/mary-halvorson-code-girl-review/

The Jazz Gallery Residency Commissions: Mary Halvorson Speaks
http://www.jazzspeaks.org/the-jazz-gallery-residency-commissions-mary-halvorson-speaks/

Wire Playlist: Mary Halvorson
https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/wire-playlist-mary-halvorson

Podcasts:

Positively Underground
https://positivelyunderground.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/the-uncoverables-podcast-mary-halvorson-interview/

“Talk Music Talk with boice” Mary Halvorson Podcast Interview 135
https://soundcloud.com/thisisboice/talk-music-talk-with-boice-mary-halvorson-podcast-interview-135

 

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