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Sten Hostfalt
has developed
his own repertoire
that incorporates
microtones, tuning
his guitar in intervals
of quarter tones and
smaller, a genuinely
innovative approach,
in the future 29 Pieces
For The Microtonal
Guitar may be considered
a groundbreaking work

Jazz Review

Inimitable
PM NYC /
Paper Magazine

Sten Hostfalt
shows just how far
an instrument can
be bent and altered
to meet a more
experimental and
adventurous need,
taking you on a
journey to a place
where rules, quite
simply don't exist and
anything is possible

All About Jazz

The total immersion
in a miniverse of finely
etched detail taken to
glorious
extremes, 29
Pieces is among the
most riveting explorations
of the microtonal world
ever recorded. Desperately
intense and immediate.
Signal To Noise Magazine


We're Impressed with his
fast fingers and intense
focus
Time Out New York

Another Angle on Exploring
Tone Colors That You Will
Not Want To Miss
CADENCE

High Density, Highly
Logical in a Completely
DIfferent Way
and
Highly Recommended
JAZZ NOW

Virtuosic

Joe Maneri

Highly Exceptional

Jimmy Giuffre
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L I V E C O N C E R T
P E R F O R M A N C E S


Sun. May 15 Evan Gallagher's Large
Ensemble at ABC No Rio Lower East
Side 156 Rivington St. New York City
Richard Keene-oboe, Eb clarinet, soprano sax,
Alan Brady-Bb Clarinet, Blaise Siwula-clarinet,
alto sax, Michael Attias-alto sax, baritone sax,
Michael Lytle-bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet,
John McDonough-trumpet,Kevin Schmidt-tuba,
Sten Hostfalt-guitar, Anders Nilsson-guitar,
Jochem Van Dijk & Ratzo Harris-electric bass,
Andrea Pryor, David Gould-percussion, Marc
Dale-conducting, Bruce Golden-compositions.


May 25-29 NY Jazz Academy Intensives
teaching and performing ensembles & instrument
classes. Dir. by Michael Webster-tenor saxophone,
feat. Blair Milne-drums, Sten Hostfalt-guitar/bass.


Sun. April 3 EVAN GALLAGHERS FLAGRANT
at ABC No Rio Lower East Side New York City
156 Rivington St ( btw Clinton/Suffolk ) at 8pm
Richard Keene, Frank Keeley, Joe Gallant, Marc Dale
Rocco John Iacovone, David Gould, Sten Hostfalt,
Bruce Golden, John McDonough, Kevin Schmidt.


07.17.15
NYJA Jazz Intensives Concert
Church of St. Paul-St. Andrew, Manhattan NYC.
Feat. NYJA faculty
Mike Webster-Tenor
Sax,
Brian Woodruff-drums, Adam Birnbaum-piano,
Tammy Scheffer-voice, Ron McLure-bass,
Sten Hostfalt-guitar, Director: Javier Arau.


04.05.15 Constance Cooper Qtet, ABC No Rio NYC
01.04.15 Constance Cooper Trio, ABC No Rio NYC


11.21.14 Sten Hostfalt SOLO MICROTONAL
GUITAR CONCERT at XXXV ENCONTRE
INTERNACIONAL de COMPOSITORS

Fundacio´ PILAR I JOAN MIRO´ Mallorca, Spain.

11.23.14 Sten Hostfalt/Jimmy Weinstein 5tet
Yoga House Mallorca, Palma De Mallorca, Spain.

6.19.14 Sten Hostfalt's DIMENSIONAL STATES
Large Microtonal Ensemble, ShapeShifter Lab NYC

04.06.14 EVAN GALLAGHERS LARGE ENSEMBLE
Live at ABC No Rio Lower East Side, New York City
03.24.14 STAN NISHIMURA QTET at GBM NYC

3.13.14 Sten Hostfalt's DIMENSIONAL STATES
Large Microtonal Ensemble, ShapeShifter Lab NYC

1.24.14 NY Jazz Academy at CARNEGIE HALL NYC
Student / Faculty Concert at The Stern Auditorium


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N E W S

SIGNAL TO NOISE MAGAZINE
A previously unknown 11 year
old ( from 2005 ) review just
surfaced. Covering the first 2
Sten Hostfalt CD's as a leader,
it compares the work to John
Cage's "Sonatas and Interludes
for Prepared Piano" and calls
29 Pieces For The Microtonal
Guitar
"Among the most
riveting explorations of the
microtonal world ever recorded"
read the whole review here.

D'ADDARIO

Playing D'Addario strings for over
three decades, Sten Hostfalt was
just invited to join the D'Addario
Educator Collective.
Thanks guys
for over 30 years of great strings !

PUBLISHED PRINT BOOK MEDIA
For the very first time, in a printed
media publication-a comprehensive
insight into the processes involved
in Sten Hostfalt's microtonal guitar
work is featured as a sub-chapter
in FRESH MUSIC EXPLORATIONS
WITH THE CREATIVE WORKSHOP
ENSEMBLE FOR MUSICIANS, ARTISTS
AND TEACHERS,
the new book from
one of the world's foremost thinkers
about guitar, theory and pedagogy
- distinguished Berklee College
of Music professor Jon Damian
documenting four decades with
his Berklee Creative Workshop.

Described according to a 2006
Sten Hostfalt guest lecture and
featuring a notated score of
Hostfalt's original "Blues For
Crew" ( created exclusively for
the workshop and not available
elsewhere
). The legacy of
Damian's Berklee creative
workshop, is invaluable as it
during it's 40 year run has
nurtured the development of
countless guitarists including
influential voices like Bill Frisell,
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wayne Krantz,
Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Leni Stern,
Lionel Loueke, James Valentine
( Maroon 5 ) and Mark Whitfield.
It is an honor to be presented by
a Jazz education icon, guitar great
( with Nancy Wilson, Leonard
Bernstein, Luciano Pavarotti,
Johnny Cash, The Boston Pops

under John Williams and The
Boston Symphony Orchestra
under Seiji Ozawa
) and key
creative force of our time.

Get this book sfrom the source,
here
at www.jondamian.com
also announcing
Jon Damians
concerts and his other books '
The Guitarists Guide to Composing
and Improvising and 'The Chord
Factory' ( Both by Berklee Press )

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R E C O R D I N G S


MONEYTOWN 2011
ft. Matt Renzi-tenor sax,
Marko Djordjevic-drums



NOW MATTER 2011
Blaise Siwula/Sten Hostfalt

QUARTET 2008

FIVE MICROTONAL PIECES
For GUITAR & ELECTRONICS
[ MACROSCOPE ]
2006

29 PIECES FOR THE
MICROTONAL GUITAR
LIVE AT KNITTING FACTORY
NEW YORK
2003

ETERNITY CHECK 2003
ft. Takuya Nakamura-trumpet,
Matthew Garrison-electric bass


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O T H E R * R E C O R D E D
Sten Hostfalt Performances


GUILLERMO KLEIN BIG VAN
& EL MINOTAURO
1994 / 97
Feat. Mark Turner, Chris Cheek,
Aaron Goldberg
, Sten Hostfalt.

30 YEARS IN BUSINESS LIVE
Sandviken Big Band feat. Kjell
Ohman and Bobby Shew
1999
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