雖然這次的音樂節受到颱風的威脅曾讓我們感到憂心 , 但就如同我們說過 : 既然約定了那就不見不散 ! 雖然機場航班大亂 , 雖然 Agustin Amigo 的班機有驚無險的落地二次才成功 , 很幸運的我們的音樂家客人都平安抵達 .

We have a specail guest, unwanted guest – Tyhoons. But as we said, nothing can stop us. Chaos in airport can’t stop us, although Agustin Amigo’s flight landed twice, Luckily all the artists are arrived safely.

除了 Tomoaki Kawabata 與 Agustin Amigo 之外 , 另外四位音樂家在演出當天 ( 7 / 11 )一早從北京出發 , 到台北後只有短短的 45 分鐘讓他們梳洗整理然後便趕赴演出現場彩排試音 . 但在他們臉上完全看不出疲憊神色 , 是習慣了 ? 不 , 應該是演出前的亢奮吧 ? 想到晚上有那麼多觀眾為了他們來到現場 , 每位音樂家都摩拳擦掌起來 (笑)

Besides Tomoaki Kawabata and Agustin Amigo, The other four musician take the early flight from Beijing to Taipei. They only have 45 minutes before the sound check. But we can’t see any sign from their faces look tired. It should be exited before the show, right?
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有時候覺得彩排試音比正式演出還精彩 , 每位音樂家對音色的要求喜好都不同 , 一位職業的的演出者有屬於自己的音色 , 要在每個不同的場地空間調出自己專屬的聲音並兼顧空間環境裡的音響效果就是件非常有趣的事了 . 這個時候音控師 ( Sound Man ) 必須拿出看家本領回應音樂家們的要求, 而成果就在整場演奏會裡 , 在現場的你們打幾分呢 ?

Sometimes I think sound check is more exciting than the final performance, each musician loves different tone. This process of adjest the tone is very interesting. at this time, the sound man will tried to control the sound to the best. so, what do you think the final sound in the concert?

在試音時音樂家們會台上台下互相幫忙 , 在台上的演奏者有時會有聲音盲點 , 這時台下的其他人會提出改善的意見 , 每次看著他們這樣合作就覺得感動不已 , 哪怕第一次見面但彼此為了完美的演出無私的提供自身經驗 , 這是何等完美幸福的世界啊 !

During the sound check, musicians will help each other. It’s beacuse musician on the stage hear differently from the stage to the hall. At this time, the other musician in the hall will give some advice to improve. everytime I saw pictures like this, I feel moved all the time. even if this is the first time they met each other. but in order to have a perfect concert. they help each other selflessly.

關於試音還有一件有趣的事值得分享 : 有些吉他手們非常帥氣的只帶了簡單的吉他效果器 , (跟演奏習慣有關) 像是前級放大器 . 而 Trace Bundy 因為必須營造他音樂中所需要呈現的循環與回音效果 , 想當然爾他的週邊器材是當天最多最複雜的 , 帶著這麼重的器材巡迴演出您真是辛苦了 Bundy 先生 (笑)

There is another interesting thing to share: A lot of guitarist only bring very simple effects, (It depends of the style), like only a preamp, But Trace Bundy needs special effects like loop effects, So he brings a lot of heavy effects with him, That must be hard (LOL).

這次的國際指彈吉他音樂節一共有六位音樂家 : 來自日本的 Kanaho 與 Tomoaki Kawabata .美國的 Trace Bundy 與 Justin King . 西班牙的 Agustin Amigo 還有來自比利時的老朋友 Jacques Stotzem . 礙於國內場館租借規定 , 在限定時間內我們只能讓每位音樂家演出三到四首曲子 . 真希望有天能辦那種隨演出者高興愛彈多久彈多久的音樂節 (大誤)

There are six artists in this IFSGF:Kanaho and Tomoaki Kawabata from Japan, Trace Bundy and Justin King from USA, Agustin Amigo from Spain, and our old friend Jacques Stotzem from Belgium,Because of limit of time, we can only give each artists 3 or 4 songs to play.

上半場由 Tomoaki Kawabata 展開第一回合 , Tomoaki 不愧是經過 Winfield 吉他大賽洗禮並得獎的吉他手 , 年輕的他穩健細膩且精緻的彈奏技巧贏得了大家的喜愛 , 尤其第三首 “ 眠りの森 “ ( 沉睡森林 ) 全曲以高難度的 “ 輪指 “ 技法詮釋暗夜森林中的細小騷動 , 伴奏音與旋律線清楚而和諧的依傍著 , 直至曲目末段彷彿陽光射入林間 , 萬物甦醒 , 充滿希望 , 美極 ! !

In the first set, Tomoaki Kawabata plays first, Tomoaki used to won the Winfield guitar contest, his music is so gentle and elegant, the audience love it so much, especially the third song ” 眠りの森” ( sleeping forest), He uses a lot of  Tremolo techniques to create a feeling of gentle movement in the forest, it show is the feeling of sunshine, hope, it so beautiful.

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第二位上場的是初次來台 , 對台灣所有事物皆充滿好奇心的 Agustin Amigo , 他愛死了永康街的牛肉麵和台灣啤酒 ( 笑 ) . Amigo 帶來新專輯中的三首歌曲 , 第一首 Go Go Go 的間奏裡他加入了電影 “ 大白鯊 “ 的經典配樂橋段 , 現場觀眾都笑了出來 , 這可是現場才有的版本喔 , 別跟我們抱怨說怎麼 CD 裡沒有大白鯊 ?! 第二首 The Power of Love 是首曲調優美溫暖人心的曲子 , 那是 Amigo 去年一起參與了 Andres Godoy “ The Power of Love “ 世界巡迴演奏會得到的靈感所譜寫的歌曲 , 音樂家彼此激盪出的火花是珍貴且美麗的 , 火花短暫而音樂永恆 , 這是人類文明美好而偉大的證明 ! !

The next artist is Agustin Amigo, he is so interested in Taiwan culture, he really loves beef noodles and Taiwan beer ( LOL ), Amigo plays 3 songs in his new album. The first one “Go, Go, Go” he adds classic movie “Jaws” as part of his song, audience laughs during the concert.  The second song The Power of Love, is a touching and moving song, this is the song he tours last year and wrote by himself.
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上半場最後壓軸的吉他手是 Trace Bundy , 私底下的他開朗和善有禮貌 , 舞台上的他觀眾緣佳 , 大家都喜歡他的音樂與他跟台下的互動方式 ! 第一首是他自嘲大概表演了有超過一千次的 “ 卡農 “ , 去年來台 Bundy 先生沒有安排這首成名之作 , 大概被太多人要求想聽這首所以終於表演了 ( 笑 ) . 同時在一首歌裡分別彈奏兩把吉他再外加一堆超複雜效果器這種事大概只有 Trace Bundy 做得出來 ( 汗 ) , 而且是現場 ! ! 當晚在現場的你一定印象深刻 , 那就是 Bundy 先生有名的 “ Joy & Sorrow “ , 兩把吉他兩種調弦法 , 一把小調一把大調 , 加上循環效果器做出猶如兩個不同個性人物的對話 , 將音樂與樂器賦予人性又兼顧娛樂性 , Trace Bundy 絕對是最棒的演奏家之一 !

The last player in the first set is Trace Bundy, he is a very gentle style man, but on the stage, he can make people laugh and he and play him music and let people in.  The first song he plays is his classic Canon, Last year he came to Taiwan, he didnot play this song, but this year, he seems to required by  so many people and he plays it this time. He uses a lot of effects that is really incredible,  his song  Joy & Sorrow, he uses two guitars and tunes different, one in major and one in minor, when you uses loop, it seems he let the these two guitar talk, he is an amazing player!11707632_10206616701992137_7369844593468858609_n 11011277_10206616701632128_2351949065817006021_n 11225307_1007199812644472_706377619256063460_n