Craig Visser

Guitarist & Composer

Stravinsky and the Postmodern Blues

Recently, I finished the first draft of a piece called The Shrovetide Blues for Duo46 (violin/guitar).  If ‘Shrovetide’ is familiar…

Update 2018: Commissions, Conventions and other news

It’s been a while since I’ve written something about my current projects and activities, so here’s a mid-year update for…

El Decameron Negro Analysis – Part 2

Here is the second instalment to my analysis of Leo Brouwer’s El Decameron Negro.  Enjoy!  

El Decameron Negro Analysis – Part 1

Here’s an analysis video that I put together recently of the first movement to Leo Brouwer’s ‘El Decameron Negro’.  Enjoy!

Canadian Music for Guitar

For Canada Day 2017, I thought I could write a little bit about the Canadian contribution to the classical guitar…

Caprice No. 1

Here is the first in a small set of caprices that I’m currently working on.  This one is a burst…

Barriers and Breakthroughs

For the better part of last fall, I experienced what seemed to be my first real struggle with writer’s block. …

‘Vignettes Vol. 1’ now published

Recently, I compiled a set of four shorter solo pieces that date from 2013 to around 2015-16 and had them revised,…

La fille aux cheveux de lin

Here’s a recently recorded video with Emily Shaw – Debussy’s ‘La fille aux cheveux de lin’ arranged for two guitars…

Three Scenes for guitar quartet and strings

This summer, I completed another major piece.  A multi-movement work for guitar quartet and strings entitled ‘Three Scenes’.  The inspiration…

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