Joya: AiR / David Kammerer / USA


"Over the last few years I have been exploring finger-style instrumental music (guitar, banjo, slide), with special attendance to improvisational techniques and hidden polyrhythms.  I have been greatly influenced by the composer Terry Riley, along with musicians Sandy Bull, Leo Kottke, John Fahey and in particular Henry Flynt.

Joya: AiR was a transformative experience!  I arrived with a vague notion of exploring minimalist longer-form instrumental works for guitar, and am leaving with a collection of well defined meditative guitar patterns and forms inspired by the natural beauty and creative environment in place at Los Gázquez.  Time, distance, and perspective were all recalibrated during my stay.   I am feeling wistful as I head back to my life in NYC". 


David Kammerer