Guitars and dance go together like two sides of a coin; from the Spanish guitarists of old, to the Rock era and on to the Pop world of the 21st Century.
As a guitarist I have innately understood this connection. As a composer I have often mused on how modern art-music strayed so far from mainstream taste during the 20th Century. Perhaps the best way for it to re-connect in the new digital world is by a return to the dance.
Return to the Dance is a new set of original solo guitar works by performer-composer Michelle Nelson. Much of the disc explores the traditional link between guitars and dance-forms, including The Guitarists Bach, an award-winning work that pays homage to JS Bach, in the style of a baroque guitar suite.