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07.19.14
This Daytime Haunted, the new video by Kevin Kastning and Carl Clements, from the forthcoming Greydisc album Watercolor Sky.

 

07.18.14
Watercolor Sky, the new album from Kevin Kastning and Carl Clements: release date 7.29.14.

 

06.10.14
New Tour and Concert Photos page.

 

06.02.14
The May 30 2014 interview with WHFR-FM for Public Radio International is available here.

 

06.01.14
Article in The Groton Line.

 

5.26.14
I will be interviewed live on Public Radio International (PRI) station WHFR in Detroit this Friday, May 30 between 6 - 8 PM EST. Listen online at whfr.fm
From WHFR-FM in Detroit:

"I will be interviewing this Incredible artist, Guitarist Kevin Kastning, Friday May 30th on the "Space is the Place" program ( 6p.m. to 8p.m. EST) at whfr.fm Henry Ford College Radio, (Detroit) MI. Public Radio International. Please Join me for this Exciting interview of One of America's Most Critically Acclaimed Acoustic Guitarists Today!"

 

5.11.14
New reviews for Dark Sonatas.

 

5.4.14
New reviews for Nowhere, Now Here.

 

5.1.14
My music is being featured in May on Detroit NPR station WHFR-FM. Listen online; tune in 6 - 8 PM EST. My gratitude to WHFR and the Space is the Place show.

 

4.19.14
New reviews for An Illustrated Silence.

 

4.16.14
My music will be featured this Friday April 18 on Detroit NPR station WHFR-FM. Listen online; tune in 6 - 8 PM EST. My gratitude to WHFR and the Space is the Place show.
 

3.22.14
Announcing the Emerald Guitars KK36 Double Contraguitar.

 

3.9.14
A nice ad from one of my sponsors, Peterson Tuners.

 

2.20.14
Kevin Kastning & Carl Clements: Live in concert: 8:00 PM Friday April 4 2014 in Amherst, Massachusetts at Hampshire College Concert Hall.  Tickets on sale now.

 

1.18.14
Becoming and Dark Sonatas are both named as two of the Best Albums of 2013 by Acoustic Music.

 

1.5.14
Dark Sonatas is named as one of the Top 10 Albums of 2013 by MoonJune Records.

 

1.1.14
New album reviews for Nowhere, Now Here.

 

12.26.13
Album Reviews page updated.

 

12.15.13
Nowhere, Now Here and Dark Sonatas continue to receive airplay on various NPR stations in the US, including WRUV in Vermont, and WRSU in New Jersey.

 

11.26.13
Quotes page updated.

 

11.25.13
New reviews for Nowhere, Now Here.

 

11.24.13
New reviews for Becoming.

 

10.21.13
A new interview with Kevin Kastning & Mark Wingfield from Music Web Express magazine.

 

10.16.13
New reviews for Dark Sonatas.

 

10.14.13
Listen page added.

 

10.8.13
I am now an Artist Endorser for Peterson Tuners.

 

10.7.13
New reviews for the album Nowhere, Now Here.

 

10.4.13
In the Fall 2013 issue of Berklee Today, the Berklee College of Music alumni magazine, there is a photo of me with the Emerald 30-string Kevin Kastning Signature model and a paragraph about the two most recent album releases

 

09.04.13
New interview with Guitar Moderne magazine.

 

08.20.13
Dark Sonatas, the new album from Kevin Kastning & Mark Wingfield, is released today.

 

08.04.13
Greydisc Records announces Dark Sonatas, the new album from Kevin Kastning & Mark Wingfield.  Worldwide release date 8.20.13; now available for pre-order on Amazon.

 

08.01.13
New reviews for Nowhere, Now Here.

 

07.30.13
A new interview with Kevin Kastning and Carl Clements from MWE3 magazine.

 

07.27.13
A new review for An Illustrated Silence from the London Jazz Times.

 

07.01.13
The new album from Kevin Kastning and Carl Clements: Nowhere, Now Here. Worldwide release by Greydisc Records July 16, 2013. Now available for pre-order on amazon.com. This album is the recording debut of the new Emerald 30-string Kevin Kastning Signature Contra-Soprano guitar.

 

6.21.13
New "Album of the Year" review for In Winter.

 

6.19.13
Kevin Kastning + Mark Wingfield: Live in New York City, August 17.  This is an album release concert for our forthcoming album on Greydisc Records.  Tickets on sale now at Ticketfly.  I will be performing this concert using the new Emerald 30-string Kevin Kastning Signature Model Contra-Soprano guitar.

 

6.11.13
New reviews for Becoming.
 

6.10.13
New concert review from the 2012 European Tour added to the Concerts Review page.

 

6.01.13
Announcing the Kevin Kastning YouTube channel.
 

5.25.13
New review for Becoming from Guitar Player Magazine.

 

5.23.13
Becoming is being featured this week on NPR radio stations:

 

5.11.13
New York City: Kevin Kastning & Mark Wingfield live in concert at Drom in New York City on Saturday August 17, 2013.

 

5.8.13
New reviews for An Illustrated Silence.

 

5.2.13
New interview from MWE3 Magazine.

 

5.1.13
New reviews for Becoming.

 

4.10.13
Becoming is being featured on the following NPR stations:

WRSU - New Jersey
WRUV - Vermont
KUNM - New Mexico
WCBN - Michigan
WMUH - Pennsylvania
WTUL - New Orleans
WMBR - Massachusetts
KLCC - Oregon

A big and sincere thank you to these stations!

 

3.29.13
Announcing the Emerald Guitars KK 30-string Triocha Contra-Soprano guitar.

 

3.28.13
New reviews for Becoming.

 

3.21.13
First US airplay for Becoming: WMUH in Pennsylvania is featuring the track The Wind Unheard, and WMBR in Cambridge, Massachusetts is featuring the track No Sound of Water.

 

3.17.13
I walked into the silver darkness, my 2011 album with Mark Wingfield, has a featured track on MoonJune Records' compilation album The Open Road, Volume 1.  I am honored to appear on this compilation album with such luminaries as Alan Holdsworth and Jan Akkerman.

 

3.3.13
Greydisc Records announces the release date of March 26, 2013 for Becoming, the new album by Kevin Kastning, Sándor Szabó, and Bálazs Majór.  Becoming is now available for pre-release purchase at amazon.com.  More info coming soon.

 

2.25.13
New reviews for An Illustrated Silence.

 

2.18.13
The Artist Endorsement page has been updated.

 

2.6.13
An Illustrated Silence is named as one of the Top 10 albums for 2012 by NPR affiliate WFMU-FM radio in New York City.

 

1.15.13
My recent album The Book of Crossings with Sándor Szabó makes AcousticMusic.com and FAME Magazine's list of Top 20 Albums for 2012.

 

1.9.13
January 2013 is Kevin Kastning Month on radio station CJAM 99.1 FM in Windsor Ontario, Canada and Detroit.  Throughout the month of January, CJAM 99.1 FM will be featuring music from my recent albums Triptych, Dreaming As I Knew, In Winter, The Book of Crossings, and An Illustrated Silence.   Listen in to the "Orbis Terrarvm" show, Sunday nights 8 - 10 PM ET Listen to archived shows here.

 

1.6.13
Carl Clements and I performed at Drom in New York City on 1.4.13.  Photos of the concert here.

 

1.2.13
My new album with Mark Wingfield, An Illustrated Silence, is named as one of the Top 10 albums for December 2012 by NPR affiliate WMUH-FM radio in Pennsylvania.

 

12.26.12
My recent album The Book of Crossings with Sándor Szabó makes Acoustic Guitar Magazine's list of Top 10 Albums for 2012. Thank you, AG!  See the Top 10 article in the February 2013 print issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

 

12.24.12
From TimeOut New York:
"Acoustic-guitar maverick Kevin Kastning, a specialist in an extra-stringed instrument he calls a Contraguitar, comes to Drom with saxophonist and bansuri flutist Carl Clements, with whom he recorded Dreaming As I Knew, a lovely, contemplative recent album sure to appeal to admirers of early Windham Hill and ECM."

 

12.20.12
January 2013 is Kevin Kastning Month on radio station CJAM 99.1 FM in Windsor Ontario, Canada and Detroit.  Throughout the month of January, CJAM 99.1 FM will be featuring music from my recent albums Triptych, Dreaming As I Knew, In Winter, The Book of Crossings, and An Illustrated Silence.   Listen in to the "Orbis Terrarvm" show, Sunday nights 8 - 10 PM ET Listen to archived shows here.

 

12.04.12
New reviews for I walked into the silver darkness and In Winter.

 

11.18.12
Interviews page updated with new interview from Music Web Express magazine.

 

11.17.12
Updated reviews page for An Illustrated Silence.

 

11.16.12
Updated reviews page for In Winter with a new review from Guitarbench Magazine.

 

11.15.12
LIVE IN NEW YORK: Kevin Kastning & Carl Clements: Friday January 4 2013 at Drom in New York City.  Tickets on sale now!

 

11.01.12
Announcing the Roberts Kevin Kastning 17-string Contraguitar.  Details coming soon!

 

10.31.12
Kevin Kastning and Mark Wingfield: Live on the air in New York City on WFMU-FM on Monday November 5 from 1 - 3 PM.  Listen in on WFMU's live streaming links.

 

10.12.12
New reviews for An Illustrated Silence.

 

10.10.12
Kevin Kastning & Mark Wingfield: Live in New York City, November 5 at Drom. This is the album release concert for An Illustrated Silence. Advance tickets on sale now.

 

10.10.12
New reviews for The Book of Crossings and In Winter.

 

10.09.12
An Illustrated Silence is released today.  Available at amazon.com, CDBaby, and iTunes.

 

10.08.12
A sampling of radio airplay for this week:

Radio station and location Currently featuring
KLCC-FM  Eugene, OR An Illustrated Silence
WMBR-FM Cambridge MA An Illustrated Silence
CIUT-FM, Toronto CANADA An Illustrated Silence
CIUT-FM, Toronto CANADA The Book of Crossings
KDNK-FM, Colorado An Illustrated Silence
KDNK-FM, Colorado The Book of Crossings
KDNK-FM, Colorado In Winter
WMUH-FM Pennsylvania An Illustrated Silence
WMUH-FM Pennsylvania The Book of Crossings
KUNM-FM New Mexico The Book of Crossings
WRUV-FM Vermont The Book of Crossings


10.08.12
In Winter in Berklee Today magazine.

 

10.01.12
The wonderful photography on An Illustrated Silence is by Anne McGrath.

 

09.24.12
KDNK-FM radio in Colorado has added me to their Hall of Fame.  Thank you, KDNK!

 

09.23.12
A sampling of radio airplay for this week:

Radio station and location Currently featuring
WMBR-FM Cambridge MA An Illustrated Silence
CIUT-FM, Toronto CANADA The Book of Crossings
KDNK-FM, Colorado The Book of Crossings
WMUH-FM Pennsylvania The Book of Crossings
KALX-FM San Francisco In Winter
KUSF-FM San Francisco In Winter
WRUV-FM Vermont The Book of Crossings

 

09.22.12
In Winter is reviewed by JazzTimes magazine in the September 2012 issue.

 

09.20.12
In Winter is being featured on radio KUSF-FM in San Francisco.

 

09.19.12
Discography page updated.

 

09.14.12
From Daniel Roberts Stringworks' website: "Kevin is getting more press and much deserved recognition every day as one of the leading avant garde modern classical/jazz musicians in the world. Kevin is incredibly prolific, recording huge amounts of music with many of the most recognized musicians in the genre! I am so honored (and challenged) to be co-designing, building and then modifying to add even more courses to the instruments that he relies upon as he continues his stellar rise to greatness. Currently I am preparing to convert the other Roberts steel-string Contraguitar to 16 strings, and then am building a 16 string classical guitar for one of Kevin's primary collaborators, Sandor Szabo, from Hungary, as well as an 18 string classical for Kevin. Dominic Miller, lead guitarist for sting and noted classical guitarist has called Kevin the most modern guitarist in the world. Check him out if you are interested in this amazing music!"

 

09.13.12
New review for In Winter from Guitar Player magazine.

 

09.12.12
New review for Dreaming As I Knew from Creations magazine.

 

09.07.12
Greydisc Records announces the release of the new album by British electric guitarist Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning, entitled An Illustrated Silence.  This is the duo's second Greydisc album.  US and international release date for An Illustrated Silence is October 9, 2012.

 

09.07.12
The Book of Crossings is on WMUH-FM's Top 10 List for August 2012, and on KFJC-FM Los Angeles' most-played list of albums for August 2012.

 

09.04.12
My December 2010 interview in Guitar Player magazine was just named as one of the All-Time Top 40 Guitar Player interviews

 

09.03.12
Announcing the Roberts - Kevin Kastning 16-string Contraguitar.

 

09.02.12
Radio airplay for this week:

Radio station and location Currently featuring
CIUT-FM, Toronto CANADA The Book of Crossings
KUNM-FM, New Mexico The Book of Crossings
WMUH-FM Pennsylvania The Book of Crossings
WCBN-FM Michigan The Book of Crossings
WRUV-FM Vermont The Book of Crossings
KJFC-FM Los Angeles The Book of Crossings

 

08.27.12
New reviews for Dreaming As I Knew.

 

08.27.12
In Winter is at No. 14 on Amazon.com's list of Top 100 Avant-Garde albums.

 

08.25.12
Radio airplay for this week:

Radio station and location Currently featuring
KBOO radio network, Oregon In Winter
WFMU-FM, New York City In Winter
CIUT-FM, Toronto CANADA The Book of Crossings
KUNM-FM, New Mexico The Book of Crossings
WMUH-FM Pennsylvania The Book of Crossings
WCBN-FM Michigan The Book of Crossings
WMUH-FM Pennsylvania Dreaming As I Knew

 

08.19.12
New reviews for The Book of Crossings.

 

08.12.12
The Book of Crossings is being featured on NPR stations WRUV-FM and WMUH-FM.

 

08.11.12
Dreaming As I Knew is in WMUH-FM's Top 10 for July 2012.

 

08.10.12
New reviews for In Winter.

 

08.09.12
New reviews for The Book of Crossings.

 

08.08.12
A special edition of "Pushing the Envelope" on NPR station WHUS-FM, entirely dedicated to my music.  The following compositions were featured:

Composition Album
Three Organ Pieces Kevin Kastning: Keyboard Works (unreleased; 2001)
November 24 KastningSiegfried: Book of Days (unreleased; 2002)
Macrolibrium 9 KastningSiegfried: Scalar Fields (Greydisc; 2005)
Fifth Pleochroism Kevin Kastning & Sandor Szabo: The Book of Crossings (Greydisc; 2012)
Nachspiel Kevin Kastning & Sandor Szabo: The Book of Crossings (Greydisc; 2012)
A Sense of Drift Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning: In Winter (Greydisc; 2012)
Long quiet transform of a thousand skies Mark Wingfield & Kevin Kastning: I walked into the silver darkness (Greydisc; 2011)
Perforating the Visible Kevin Kastning & Carl Clements: Dreaming As I Knew (Greydisc; 2012)
Triptych III Kevin Kastning-Sandor Szabo-Balazs Major: Triptych (Greydisc; 2011)

"Kevin's music, both solo and in tandem with other talented musicians, creates a bedrock of "aural familiarity" using the classic sound of the acoustic guitar while seamlessly taking the listener into his impressionistic compositional world of alternative tunings, phrasings, and tonality." - Joel Krutt; host of "Pushing the Envelope," WHUS-FM.

 

08.07.12
New reviews for Dreaming As I Knew.

 

08.01.12
Radio WMBR-FM in Boston is featuring the track "Modus Novus II" from the new album The Book of Crossings.

 

07.31.12
Radio WMBR-FM in Boston is featuring the tracks "Neither Nor Here," and "Though Unclosed, Speaking" from the new album In Winter.

 

07.22.12
I currently have two albums charting in the Top 100 World/New Age category: Dreaming As I Knew and In Winter.  Big thanks to both Michael and Carl.

 

07.21.12
A new review from  Lux Atena magazine in Spain for Dreaming As I Knew.

 

07.17.12
New review from Progression magazine for I walked into the silver darkness.

 

07.14.12
Greydisc Records announces the new album by Kevin Kastning and Sandor Szabo, entitled The Book of Crossings. Worldwide release date August 7, 2012.

 

07.13.12
Afterglow on WMUH-FM has placed Dreaming As I Knew at no. 2 in its Top 10 for June 2012.

 

07.08.12
New reviews for In Winter, including one from Lux Atena magazine in Spain.

 

07.02.12
Dreaming As I Knew is being featured on NPR radio KUNM in New Mexico.

 

07.01.12
In Winter is listed as one of the top-selling new age albums at CDBaby.

 

06.21.12
A new interview at MWE3 magazine.

 

06.19.12
Afterglow on WMUH-FM has placed Dreaming As I Knew in its Top 10 for April and May 2012.



06.17.12
New review for In Winter from Music Web Express magazine.

 

06.15.12
Dreaming As I Knew places at no. 51 in the Top 100 new age/world albums for May 2012.

 

06.08.12
Mark your calendars!  Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning: Live in New York City!  Album release party and concert at Drom in NYC, Monday November 5. 2012.

 

06.07.12
New reviews for In Winter.
New reviews for Dreaming As I Knew.

 

06.05.12
On Retelling from In Winter is being featured on NPR station KLCC-FM in Oregon.

 

06.03.12
The Reviews page for Triptych has been updated.

 

06.01.12
Voices in Light from Dreaming As I Knew is being featured on WMUH-FM in Pennsylvania.

 

05.27.12
In Winter is being featured on the following radio stations:

   WRUV-FM - Vermont
   WHUS-FM - Connecticut
   WMBR-FM - Cambridge

 

05.26.12
Artist Endorsement page updated.

 

05.25.12
Dreaming As I Knew is no. 76 on the New Age/Ambient Top 100 chart.

 

05.20.12
The WFMU-FM in New York City live radio performance of Carl Clements and Kevin Kastning of April 30, 2012 is now available at the Free Music Archive.

 

05.09.12
Greydisc Records announces the release of the new album by Michael Manring and Kevin Kastning entitled In Winter.  Release date is May 29, 2012.  Available now for pre-order at amazon.com.

 

05.08.12
WRUV-FM in Vermont is featuring various tracks from "Dreaming As I Knew" throughout May.

 

05.02.12
Radio airplay this week for "Dreaming As I Knew"

WRUV - Vermont
WMBR - Cambridge, MA
WFMU - New York City
WHUS - Connecticut
WMUH - Pennsylvania
WUOT - Tennessee
WMUA - Amherst, MA
Radio Paradise - online
RTR-FM - Australia

 

05.01.12
If you missed the live radio performance of Carl Clements and I yesterday on WFMU-FM in New York City, you can listen and see performance photos of us in the WFMU studios here.

 

04.28.12
Carl Clements and I will be doing a live radio performance on WFMU-FM in New York City on Monday, April 30 from noon - 3 PM EST.  You can listen live online at WFMU.org.  From the WFMU website: "Monday April 30th: Kevin Kastning - For a number of years Kevin Kastning has been turning acoustic guitar playing inside out. Sonic landscapes populate his music, with microtonal overlays of tones and textures. The Massachusetts-based Kastning also favors collaborations that mesh into musical other-ness, such as his discs with Hungarian guitarist Sándor Szabó and one with U.K guitarist Mark Wingfield last year. His lateest, "Tryptich" features a trio with Szabó and Balázs Major, and there's another new one on the way. Kevin Kastning plays live."

 

04.27.12
New review for Dreaming As I Knew from FAME Magazine.

 

04.20.12
New review for Dreaming As I Knew from Guitar Player Magazine.

 

04.17.12
KDNK-FM in Colorado has been featuring Dreaming as I Knew.

 

04.16.12
WFMU-FM in New York City has been featuring the tracks "A Different Breath, About Nothing," and "Nothing Here But Dreams" from the new album Dreaming as I Knew.

 

04.07.12
Today, Dreaming As I Knew reached No. 1 on amazon.com's list of Top 100 Avant-Garde Jazz/Free Jazz albums. 

 

04.07.12
In March and April, WFMU-FM in New York City has been featuring the tracks Troglodyte hiemalis, Harangok, and Quatrefoil from the album Triptych.

 

04.01.12
On Tour page updated.


03.17.12
2012 Triptych Tour: I will be on tour in Europe with Sándor Szabó and Bálazs Major March 20 - 28.

 

03.01.12
Greydisc Records announces the release date for the new album by Kevin Kastning and Carl Clements entitled "Dreaming As I Knew."  Release date: March 27, 2012.

 

02.20.12
Long quiet transform of a thousand skies from I walked into the silver darkness is being featured on  WFMU-FM in New York City.

 

02.14.12
Triptych is being featured on "The New Edge" show on NPR station WMBR-FM.

 

02.13.12
Triptych reviews page updated.

 

02.12.12
A nice mention in the Berklee Alumni Magazine.

 

02.11.12
Triptych is being featured in the Czech Republic on Czech Radio 3.

 

02.10.12
The tracks Utazás and Triptych II from the new album Triptych on Amazon's Hot New Releases in Avant Garde list.

 

02.02.12
Introducing the new 14-string Kevin Kastning Contraguitar model C2 from Daniel Roberts Stringworks.

 

02.01.12
WDBX-FM in Illinois is featuring the tracks Triptych I, Triptych II and Triptych III from the new album Triptych.

 

01.31.12
WFMU-FM in New York City has named Arch of unimagined bridges from I walked into the silver darkness as one of their favorite tracks of 2011.

 

01.30.12
Triptych is being featured on NPR's Vermont Public Radio WRUV-FM. 

 

01.29.12
On Tour page updated.

 

01.27.12
Radio KZUM-FM in Lincoln, NE is featuring the track Utazás from the album Triptych.

 

01.14.12
European concert tour in March 2012 with the trio on my new album Triptych.  Concert tickets for dates in Hungary are on sale now: March 22: Vac, Hungary.

 

01.09.12
New York City: double airplay for both Triptych and I walked into the silver darkness today on WFMU-FM in New York City.  Featured tracks were Triptych II from Triptych and The mirror of here from I walked into the silver darkness.

 

01.08.12
Updates on the Triptych reviews page.

 

01.07.11
Airplay for Triptych on NPR's Vermont Public Radio WRUV-FM. 

 

01.01.12
Updates on the Strings and Tunings page.

 

12.26.11
The arch of unimagined bridges from I walked into the silver darkness is being featured on  WFMU-FM in New York City.

 

12.13.11
Triptych, released today by Greydisc Records.

 

12.08.11
A new interview with Mark Wingfield and myself from Music Web Express 3000 magazine.

 

12.05.11
December airplay for I walked into the silver darkness on  WFMU-FM in New York City, WTUL-FM in New Orleans, Radio BFJ; Tokyo, Japan, and WWUH-FM in Connecticut/Central Massachusetts.

 

11.17.11
Greydisc Records announces the release date for my new album Triptych.  This album was recorded on-location in Europe, and features guitarist Sandor Szabo and percussionist Balázs Major.  US release date for Triptych is December 13, 2011.

 

11.14.11
I have just completed recording sessions with British guitarist Mark Wingfield for our third album.  The album will be released on Greydisc Records in 2012.

 

11.11.11
November airplay for I walked into the silver darkness on  WFMU-FM in New York City, WTUL-FM in New Orleans, Radio BFJ; Tokyo, Japan, and WWUH-FM in Connecticut/Central Massachusetts.

 

11.01.11
I have completed recording sessions for a new album with bass virtuoso Michael Manring
The album will be released on Greydisc Records in early 2012.

 

10.20.11
I have completed recording sessions for a new album with Belgian lutenist Gilbert Isbin.  The album will be released on Greydisc Records in 2012.

 

10.16.11
I walked into the silver darkness continues to be featured on WTUL-FM in New Orleans.

 

10.15.11
New reviews for I walked into the silver darkness
.

 

10.13.11
I walked into the silver darkness is being featured on-air at Radio BFJ; Tokyo, Japan.

 

10.03.11
The September 2011 Guitar Player Magazine article is now available online.

 

10.02.11
Gravity of Shadows continues to be featured on WFMU-FM in New York City.

 

10.01.11
I walked into the silver darkness is being featured on NPR station KZUM-FM in Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

10.01.11
New reviews for Returning.

 

09.24.11
New additions to the Interviews page.

 

09.13.11
I walked into the silver darkness is being featured on WTUL-FM in New Orleans.

 

09.06.11
New reviews for I walked into the silver darkness
.

 

09.05.11
I walked into the silver darkness continues to be featured on WFMU-FM in New York City.

 

09.02.11
I walked into the silver darkness continues to receive airplay on NPR's Vermont Public Radio WRUV-FM. 

 

09.01.11
NPR stations WDBX and WSIU in Chicago are again featuring the track Air distance transform from I walked into the silver darkness.

 

08.24.11
I walked into the silver darkness is being featured on WFMU in New York City.

 

08.20.11
I am now an Artist Endorser for Anvil Cases.

 

08.13.11
Mark Wingfield and I are featured in the print version of the September 2011 issue of Guitar Player magazine, in an article about the making of I walked into the silver darkness.

 

08.06.11
NPR stations WDBX and WSIU in Chicago are again featuring the track Air distance transform from I walked into the silver darkness.

 

08.02.11
New reviews for I walked into the silver darkness.

 

08.02.11
New reviews for Returning.

 

08.01.11
Gravity of Shadows is again being featured on-air at NPR's WRUV-FM in Vermont.

 

07.23.11
New reviews for I walked into the silver darkness.

 

07.16.11
More radio support for I walked into the silver darkness from NPR stations WDBX and WSIU in Chicago.  Featured tracks are Air distance transform, From all the green around you, and The sharp crucible of autumn.

 

07.04.11
WDBX radio in Chicago is featuring the tracks Air distance transform, From all the green around you, and The sharp crucible of autumn from I walked into the silver darkness.  

 

07.02.11
New reviews for I walked into the silver darkness.

 

07.01.11
Updates at amazon.com's Kevin Kastning store.

 

06.23.11
The New Edge show on WMBR-FM in Cambridge, Massachusetts is featuring the tracks Scattered rain of sleep and What when winter comes from I walked into the silver darkness.

 

06.17.11
An interesting essay at Mark Wingfield's blog.

 

06.14.11
I walked into the silver darkness receives its first US airplay on Vermont Public RadioWhat when winter comes is the featured track.

 

06.13.11
I walked into the silver darkness debuts at number 13 on amazon.com's "Hot New Releases in Avant Garde & Free Jazz" list.

 

06.08.11
The New Album page, with clips from the new album by Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning, entitled I walked into the silver darkness.

 

05.21.11
Greydisc Records announces the release date of the new album by Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning, entitled I walked into the silver darkness.   International release will be June 21, 2011.  This is the first album release to feature the 14-string Contraguitar.

 

05.20.11
Guitar Player magazine asked me to write an article for them; it is now available online.

 

05.14.11
Umbra I - IV from Gravity of Shadows is being featured on-air at NPR's WDBX-FM in Chicago.

 

05.10.11
Gravity of Shadows is being featured on-air at NPR's WRUV-FM in Vermont.

 

05.07.11
A new review for Gravity of Shadows from FAME Magazine.

 

05.06.11
Instruments page updated.

 

05.04.11
Interviews page updated.

 

05.01.11
Cartesian Other from Parabola is being featured on radio LoRa 97.5 FM in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

04.03.11
Part 2 of my interview with The Perfect Sound Forever magazine.  Part 1 from December 2010 is here.

 

04.02.11
A new review for Returning from Jazz Weekly.

 

03.19.11
I have just completed recording sessions for an upcoming duo album with guitar great Alex De Grassi.  More info coming soon.

 

03.03.11
I will be at the opening show and reception for artist Ken Browne's new exhibit of paintings based on my music.  It will be at the Origin Gallery, located at 83 Harcourt Street in Dublin, Ireland. Date: 6 - 8 PM, Thursday March 24, 2011.

 

02.26.11
Gravity of Shadows
is number seven on Amazon.com's list of Best 20/21st Century Classical for 2011.

 

02.19.11
Umbra I - IV from Gravity of Shadows is being featured on-air at NPR's WDBX-FM in Chicago.

 

02.15.11
Gravity of Shadows is being featured on-air at NPR's WRUV-FM in Vermont.

 

02.14.10
NPR's "Pushing the Envelope" on WHUS-FM is featuring First Shadow Rising from Gravity of Shadows.

 

02.13.11
Gravity of Shadows
is now available in Japan.

 

02.01.11
The complete transcript from the Holiday 2010 Guitar Player magazine interview.

 

01.25.11
Gravity of Shadows, the new album from KastningSiegfried, has been released by Greydisc Records, and is now available at Amazon.com.

 

01.12.11
Leaf Dawn Resist from Returning featured on NPR station KTRU-FM.

 

01.1.11
The Village Voice Critics Poll: Top 800 Albums for 2010: Returning places at #374.

 

12.31.10
Greydisc Records announces the new album from KastningSiegfried, entitled Gravity of Shadows.  Release date: 25 January 2011.

 

12.18.10
New interviews on the Interviews page.

 

12.05.10
Part 1 of a new interview published at The Perfect Sound Forever.

 

11.06.10
My interview with Guitar Player Magazine: online edition with extras.

 

11.03.10
I have just completed the recording of two new albums with British guitarist and composer Mark Wingfield.  The first of these will be released mid-2011; details coming soon.

 

11.01.10
Returning is again being featured on-air at NPR's WRUV-FM in Vermont.

 

10.23.10
Here is the cover of the Holiday 2010 issue of Guitar Player magazine in which I will be featured

 

10.10.10
Returning is again being featured on-air at NPR's WRUV-FM in Vermont.

 

10.03.10
A new review for Returning from Sea of Tranquilty.

 

10.02.10
Returning continues to be featured on WFMU in New York City.

 

10.01.10
Announcing the Kevin Kastning Contraguitar from Daniel Roberts Stringworks.

 

09.27.10
The Instruments page has been updated.

 

09.20.10
Version 2 of the Bricasti M7 digital reverb contains a preset named "Studio K."  This is a recreation of the acoustics and overall sound of the live room at Studio Traumwald. 

 

09.18.10
Amazon.com now has a Kevin Kastning store.

 

09.18.10
Returning is being featured on WFMU in New York City.

 

09.17.10
Returning is being featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) show "The Signal."

 

9.10.10
I will be the subject of a feature article in the December 2010 issue of Guitar Player Magazine.  This from the Guitar Player twitter: "BC: I just completed a fascinating interview with Kevin Kastning, one of the deepest guitarists I've ever encountered."

 

9.9.10
I will be recording an album with England's Mark Wingfield in the coming months.  Mark plays only electric guitar, and I play only acoustic, so this promises to be a most unusual project.  Stay tuned.

 

09.04.10
Returning is again being featured on-air at NPR's WRUV-FM in Vermont.

 

09.03.10
New review for Parabola from Exposé Magazine.

 

09.02.10
More radio airplay for Returning by NPR on Washington D.C.'s WPFW-FM.

 

09.01.10
Returning featured on Hearts of Space.

 

09.01.10
New reviews for Returning.

 

08.12.10
Returning is again being featured on-air at NPR's WRUV-FM in Vermont.

 

08.03.10
Radio airplay for Returning on Wisconsin's WWSP-FM.

 

08.02.10
More radio airplay for Returning by NPR on Washington D.C.'s WPFW-FM.

 

07.27.10
New interviews.

 

07.26.10
New reviews posted for Returning.

 

07.21.10
Returning is again being featured on-air at NPR's WRUV-FM in Vermont.

 

07.20.10
Radio airplay for Returning by NPR on Washington D.C.'s WPFW-FM on the "G-Strings" show.

 

07.19.10
New reviews posted for Returning.

 

07.17.10
Radio support for Returning on WCJZ-FM.

 

07.16.10
The big interview from Billy's Bunker magazine.

 

07.11.10
New reviews posted for Returning.

 

07.08.10
"The New Edge" show on WMBR-FM 88.1 in Cambridge, Massachusetts is featuring Point of Entry from Returning.

 

07.07.10
WHUS-FM in Connecticut is featuring Sempiternal from Returning.

 

07.05.10
New reviews posted for Returning.

 

06.30.10
"The New Edge" show on WMBR-FM 88.1 in Cambridge, Massachusetts is featuring Over the hills, the clouds seem so distant from Returning.

 

06.23.10
I am now being represented by Two For the Show Media in New York.

 

06.21.10
Returning is being featured on-air, as well as reviewed at NPR's WRUV-FM in Vermont.

 

06.19.10
Returning is now available in Japan.

 

06.17.10
Returning is now available in Germany.

 

06.16.10
The piece Leaf Dawn Resist from the new album Returning was featured on Australia's Sideways Through Sound  radio show on FM 107.3.  Listen to the show here.

 

06.12.10
Returning will be featured on Australia's Sideways Through Sound show this week.  You can listen live at 107.3FM (in Sydney), or stream at: www.2ser.com/stream, at 9PM (21:00) hours, Sydney, Australia time. It will also be broadcast the following Sunday for non-Australian listeners at a more reasonable time; please see the website for details.
The show will also be available as a free download after broadcast only from the Sideways Through Sound website.

 

06.11.10
New review published for Scalar Fields.

 

06.10.10
New review published for Returning.

 

06.09.10
Large gratitude to bass visionary Joe Zon of Zon Guitars.  Joe is supplying master luthier Daniel Roberts with custom fingerboards for the upcoming KK-Contra 16-string guitar; as well as Phase II of the DKK-12 Extended 12-string Baritone.  Thank you, Zon!

 

06.06.10
Vermont NPR station WRUV-FM has been featuring the track "Sialia sialis" from
"Returning."

 

06.01.10
Greydisc Records announces the release of the new album by Sándor Szabó and Kevin Kastning, entitled "Returning."

 

05.30.10
"Returning" receives its first radio airplay on Illinois NPR station WDBX 91.1 FM.  WDBX is featuring the tracks "Point of Entry," and "Returning to a Place We’ve Never Been."

 

05.22.10
Greydisc Records announces the release date of the new album by Sándor Szabó and Kevin Kastning, entitled "Returning."   The album will be released on June 1, 2010.

 

04.29.10
Carl Clements / Kevin Kastning Duo: Live in New York City, Friday, May 7, 2010.
If you're in the New York City area, I will be appearing with Carl Clements for the opening of a retrospective art show by the internationally-known artist Amanda Barrow.   Time is 6 - 8 PM; location is the
Blackburn 20/20 Gallery | Elizabeth Foundation | 323 W. 39th St., NYC.

 

04.19.10
With the focus on the new record which is releasing next month, I sometimes forget that the other records have a life of their own.  Some news regarding Parabola:
•  WKCR-FM in New York City has been featuring Vertex II and Vertex III  on their Transfigured Night show.
•  If you're in Japan, Parabola is now available at amazon.com's Japan site.

 


04.17.10
Another review from the 2009 European Tour.

 

03.14.10
NPR's "Pushing the Envelope" program names Parabola as one the best albums of 2009.

 

03.12.10
New review of Parabola from Spain's Lux Ateneal webmagazine.

 

02.21.10
Greydisc Records announces the June 2010 release of the new album by Sándor Szabó and Kevin Kastning, entitled "Returning." 

 

01.02.10
New review added for Parabola.

 

01.01.10
Endorsements page updated.

 

12.31.09
Quotes page updated.

 

12.30.09
I was invited to participate in the 2010 Palazzo del Majno International Opera Competition in Italy.

 

12.06.09
New concert reviews page added.

 

12.01.09
Parabola again featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio 2 show "The Signal."

 

11.30.09
More Parabola sales in Japan.  Thank you, Japan!

 

11.13.09
Visitors to my website have now topped 95,000 per month.  My sincerest gratitude to those who have visited.

 

11.12.09
New review of the Budapest concert.

 

11.11.09
Interview in the Nashoba Valley Newspapers.

 

11.10.09
New photos from the 2009 European Tour.

 

11.2.09
From Europe's Gondola Magazine comes a new review of Parabola.

 

11.2.09
Translation of one of the Budapest concert reviews.

 

11.2.09
A review of the concert in Vacz, Hungary.

 

11.1.09
From Europe's Gondola Magazine comes a new review of Resonance.

 

11.1.09
From Europe's Elkultura Magazine comes a new review of Parallel Crossings.

 

11.1.09
New review of the Budapest concert.

 

10.31.09
Parabola has been receiving support and airplay from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio 2 on their show "The Signal."

 

10.24.09
And there's this.

 

10.10.09
NPR station KUNM-FM radio in Santa Fe, New Mexico is featuring Vertex IV from Parabola.

 

10.07.09
On Tour page updated with photos from the 2009 tour with Dominic Miller and Sándor Szabó.

 

10.06.09
New 2009 European Tour review

 

10.02.09
The 2009 European Tour was wonderful.  Here is a review; more photos and info coming soon!

 

09.12.09
•  Radio airplay in Budapest on Pelikán Rádió FM 93.6.
•  On Tour page updated.

 

09.09.09
NPR's WRUV-FM, Vermont is featuring more tracks from Parabola.

 

09.03.09
Click here to listen to the WRUV interview.  Or go here.

 

08.30.09
New tour information at Hungary's Gitarhangtechnika.

 

08.15.09
I will be the on-air guest for an interview and feature involving my music on NPR's WRUV-FM for Vermont Public Radio.  Broadcast time/date is Tuesday August 25, 3 - 6 PM on "The Floating Head Of Zsa Zsa" show.

 

08.14.09
NPR station KUNM-FM in Santa Fe, New Mexico is featuring Reflective Asymmetry from Parabola.

 

08.11.09
New page added for the tour.

 

08.10.09
More Parabola radio airplay on WRUV-FM, Vermont.

 

08.07.09
Thank you, Sting.

 

08.06.09
Sandor and I will be appearing in concert at the Millenaris Theater in Budapest, Hungary on September 27, 2009.

 

08.02.09
Parabola featured on CKDU 88.1 FM, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

08.01.09
NPR's Indiana Public Radio WFIU FM featuring Vertex I from Parabola on their Artworks page.

 

07.18.09
The webmagazine Guitartechnika in Hungary presents this 12-string article Here is a rough English translation.

 

07.17.09
More Parabola radio airplay on WRUV-FM, Vermont.

 

07.14.09
New interview at Bricasti.

 

07.11.09
Parabola radio airplay on "Difficult Listening," on RTRfm radio; Perth, Australia.

 

07.05.09
Parabola radio airplay on WRUV-FM, Vermont.

 

07.01.09
Parabola radio airplay in Hungary on the Rhythmic Wheel program.

 

06.21.09
Parabola radio airplay in Chicago on the ITDE show at WDBX-FM.

 

06.16.09
New interview from Italy's classical label OnClassical.

 

06.14.09
Another mention from Acoustic Guitar magazine in this article.

 

06.04.09
Quotes page updated.

 

06.03.09
New painting from American artist Jacquie Gouveia based on and inspired by Parabola.

 

06.02.09
I am proud to announce that I am now an Artist Endorser for Peluso Microphones.

 

06.01.09
Links page updated.

 

05.31.09
Australia: The show "Sideways Through Sound" on 107.3 FM in Sydney, Australia continues to feature tracks from Parabola

 

05.21.09
Sales of Resonance and Parabola in Japan.  Thank you, Japan!

 

05.03.09
I am proud to announce that I am now an Artist Endorser for Kelstone

 

05.02.09
Parabola added to WRUV Reviews page.

 

05.01.09
New reviews for Parabola.

 

04.30.09
Parabola featured on the Hotlist at Eckhart Tolle's website.

 

04.12.09
Artist Endorsements page added.  These are companies with whom I am honored to be associated.

 

04.10.09
I am proud to announce that I am now an Artist Endorser for Ireland's Enhanced Audio

 

04.05.09
The Szabó-Kastning 2009 European Tour kicks off September 25 in Budapest.  More info coming soon!

 

04.03.09
New reviews for Parabola.

 

04.02.09
Alooga Radio in Germany is now featuring the tracks "Hyperbola," "Trilateration," and others from my latest album, Parabola on their "Starlight" show.

 

03.28.09
Parabola is featured on WFMU's Artworks page.

 

03.22.09
Radio WFMU New York City has added "Vertex I" and "Vertex II " from Parabola to their playlists.

 

03.20.09
• Australia: The show "Sideways Through Sound" on 107.3 FM in Sydney, Australia is featuring tracks from Parabola
• Australia: Radio 2SER Sydney requested a station ID from me; you can listen to it here.

 

03.15.09
Italy: I have signed with the Italian online label OnClassical.  More information here.
• And a mention in this blog article from Italy.

 

03.13.09
New reviews for Parabola.

 

03.05.09
Australia: The show "Difficult Listening" on Australia's RTRfm radio network has added "Hyperbola" from Parabola to their playlists.

 

2.24.09
Greydisc Records announces the official release of the new album by Sándor Szabó and Kevin Kastning entitled, "Parabola." 

 

2.18.09
Based on some inquiries, I have added a new Donate page.

 

2.03.09
• New reviews published for Parallel Crossings.
Quotes page updated.
Images page updated.

 

2.01.09
Studio page updated.
Discography page updated.

 

1.22.09
New page added for the latest instrument in the Santa Cruz KK series, the KK-Alto guitar.

 

1.21.09
Strings and Tunings page updated.
Instruments page updated.

 

1.16.09
Greydisc Records announces the upcoming release of the new album by Sándor Szabó and Kevin Kastning entitled, "Parabola."   The album will feature 11 new compositions, and is slated for worldwide release on February 24, 2009.

 

12.26.08
Exposé Magazine reviews both Resonance and Parallel Crossings.

 

12.06.08
NPR station WRUV-FM in Burlington, Vermont has added "Parallel Crossings" to their "In the Moment" expanded listening program.

 

11.04.08
I am featured in the new Sweetwater catalog on pg. 245 in the Bricasti ad.  The M7 is truly my favorite studio reverb ever, and I am proud to be an artist endorser for Bricasti.

 

10.18.08
The new album "Unplugged and Unfretted," a compilation featuring fretless acoustic guitarists from around the world, has been released.  Included on the album is my own performance of my composition, "Towards the door we never opened."  It is an honor to be among the fine artists represented on this album.

 

9.27.08
Kastning-Szabo on BBC Radio 3 London.
An article from the old country.
A nice mention in the magazine Berklee Today, class of 1986.
My endorsement of the Enhanced Audio M600.

 

9.02.08
I have been back in the recording studio with Carl Clements, recording new works for his next album.  New duet pieces for fretless guitar, 6-string extended baritone guitar, soprano saxophone, and bansuri flute were recorded.  Details and release dates here as they become available.

 

9.01.08
The Quotes page has been updated.
The String Gauges and Tunings page has been updated.

 

8.03.08
I have been asked to submit a piece for inclusion on the forthcoming album of international fretless guitarists for Europe's Unfretted magazine.  Release info for the CD will be posted here.

 

7.18.08
Bayerischen Rundfunk (Bavarian Radio Germany) has added both albums Resonance and Parallel Crossings to their classical / new music playlists.

 

7.14.08
New Jersey/New York's WFMU-FM has added "First Confluence" from Resonance to their playlists.

 

07.10.08
Sándor Szabó and I have completed recording our next album.  It will be released by Greydisc Records in late 2008.  Details here as they become available.

 

07.07.08
The Szabo-Kastning concert at the NOA Gallery Performance Space on July 5 turned out to be a wonderful evening.  The house was full to overflowing, with many standing; and at the end of the concert, Sandor and I received a standing ovation, and autographed CDs.  Our sincere thanks to all who attended.

 

07.03.08
Sándor Szabó and I will be appearing in concert at the NOA Gallery Performance Space in Groton, Massachusetts on Saturday, July 5.

 

07.02.08
The Reviews page has been updated.

 

07.01.08
I was interviewed for Europe's Unfretted magazine.

 

06.26.08
Sideways Through Sound Radio based in Sydney, Australia is now featuring the track "Under An Evening Sky," from my latest album, "Parallel Crossings" in their June and July playlists.

 

06.22.08
The Current Projects page has been updated.

 

06.02.08
Reviews page for "Parallel Crossings" updated.

 

05.17.08
Sideways Through Sound Radio in Australia is now featuring the track "Under An Evening Sky," from my latest album, "Parallel Crossings" in their May broadcasts.

 

05.15.08
Alooga Radio in Germany is now featuring the tracks "Cordulia Aenea," "Under An Evening Sky," and others from my latest album, "Parallel Crossings" on their "Nightmix" show.

 

05.13.08
National Public Radio station WUGA in Athens, Georgia is now featuring the track "Improfugue III" from my latest album, "Parallel Crossings" on their afternoon classical show.

 

05.10.08
Australia Public Radio's "Difficult Listening" program is now featuring the track "Improfugue III" from my latest album, "Parallel Crossings."

 

05.04.08
"Pushing the Envelope" on NPR station WHUS in Connecticut has added  "Improfugue III" from my latest album, "Parallel Crossings" to its playlist.

 

04.29.08
Greydisc Records announces the release of the new album by Sándor Szabó and Kevin Kastning entitled, "Parallel Crossings."   The new album consists of 13 new compositions by Szabó and Kastning for 6- and 12-string extended baritone guitar duet.  Available now at amazon.com and also at CDBaby; as well as various download sites.

 

04.16.08 
I am currently in the studio, recording a new trio album with Hungarian virtuosos Sándor Szabó and Balázs Major.  The album will be released in 2009; more details coming soon.

 

04.12.08 
The Totem, No.2 from Resonance is featured on San Francisco's KUSF FM radio on the Guitar Journeys show.

 

03.03.08 
Resonance places in The Perfect Sound 2007 Writers' Poll Top 10 Albums for 2007.

 

03.01.08
Greydisc Records announces the release date of the new album by Sándor Szabó and Kevin Kastning entitled, "Parallel Crossings."  The album will be released in the US on April 29 2008, and in Europe in May.  The new album consists of 13 new compositions by Szabó and Kastning.

 

02.29.08
Resonance is featured in the UK on BBC Radio 3 in February.

 

02.03.08
Resonance was selected as an Editor's Choice in the February 2008 issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine.

 

01.18.08
I was the guest on the TV talk show, "Around Town Live" on Thursday, January 17, 2008.  Resonance was featured and discussed on the show.  A video of the show may be viewed here.

 

01.04.08
New reviews added for Resonance.

 

12.31.07
Australia Public Radio's "Difficult Listening" program is now featuring the track "Another Face of the Beauty" from Resonance as part of their "2007 Year in Review" broadcast.

 

12.16.07
I will be featured in the 2008 ad for England's G7 Performance Capos, for whom I am an artist endorser.

 

12.02.07
Yankee Magazine publishes their review of Resonance.

 

11.20.07
Alooga Radio in Germany has added "The Totem, Nos. 1 & 2" from Resonance to its playlist.

 

11.15.07
Alooga Radio in Germany has added "Intense Chemistry" from Resonance to its playlist.

 

11.14.07
"Pushing the Envelope" on NPR station WHUS in Connecticut has added "First Confluence" from Resonance to its playlist.

 

11.05.07
New reviews added for Resonance.

 

10.17.07
Australia Public Radio's "Difficult Listening" program is now featuring the track "First Confluence" from Resonance.

 

10.10.07
NPR station WHUS in Connecticut is the first radio station to add Resonance to its playlists.   The "Pushing the Envelope" program has been featuring Tanz Grotesque No. 3.

 

10.09.07
Greydisc Records announces the release of the new album by Sándor Szabó and Kevin Kastning, entitled Resonance.

 

10.06.07
Kevin Kastning at the 2007 AES International Convention; New York City.

 

09.13.07
Greydisc Records announces the release date for the new album by Sándor Szabó and Kevin Kastning, entitled Resonance. Release date for the US is October 9, 2007; International release date will be mid-October 2007. The new album contains 12 new compositions by Sándor Szabó and Kevin Kastning, and will be the first album ever to feature duets for 12-string baritone guitars. The new album will be available on amazon.com, cdbaby.com, iTunes, DigStation, and many other online stores; both in full CD format, as well as downloadable mp3 format. More info here as it becomes available.

 

08.03.07
I am now an Artist Endorser for Bricasti Design, makers of the incredible M7 Stereo Reverb Processor.  See the Aux section of the Current Projects page for details.

 

07.19.07
iTunes has reported sales of the KastningSiegfried albums Scalar Fields and Bichromial in China.  Thank you, China!

 

07.18.07
The Current Projects page has been updated. 

 

07.07.07
The University of Vermont's WRUV-FM in Burlington, Vermont has added "Macrolibrium No. 2" and "Macrolibrium No. 3" from "Scalar Fields" to their "In the Moment" expanded listening program.

 

07.01.07
The Current Projects page has been added.  This page will serve as a sort of notepad of works and adventures in progress, and will be updated frequently.
The Links page has been updated.
The Quotes page has been updated.
The Digital Downloads page has been updated.

 

06.19.07
Amazon.com has sold out of Scalar Fields twice in June 2007.  Copies are back in stock now!

 

06.17.07
The University of Vermont's WRUV-FM in Burlington, Vermont has added "Open Form No. 5" and "Open Form No. 6" from "Bichromial" to their "In the Moment" expanded listening program.

 

05.19.07
KastningSiegfried have begun work on their next album.  Recording sessions are underway, and the new album is slated to be released by Greydisc Records in late 2007. 

 

04.04.07
The University of Vermont's WRUV-FM in Burlington, Vermont has added "Open Form No. 1" from "Bichromial" to their "In the Moment" expanded listening program.

 

03.24.07
The mp3 Download page has been updated.
The Store has been updated.

 

02.27.07
The KastningSiegfried albums Scalar Fields and Bichromial are now available in Japan, and sales have been reported. Thank you, Japan!

 

01.13.07
I have been added to England's "Unfretted" fretless guitar resource website for my fretless work on "Scalar Fields."

 

01.05.07
The University of Vermont's WRUV-FM in Burlington, Vermont has added "Open Form No. 3" from "Bichromial" to their "In the Moment" expanded listening program.

 

01.02.07
New additions to the Instruments page.  I have been working with Santa Cruz on two new instruments, shown in the "Santa Cruz Customs" section on the Instruments page.

 

12.08.06
The Reviews page has been updated. 
The Quotes page has been updated.
The Links page has been updated.
The mp3 Download page has been updated.

 

11.18.06
The Overworld page in the Images series has been updated with 26 new photos. 
The Quotes page has been updated.

 

10.13.06
I will be recording a duo album with the great Hungarian multi-guitarist, Sándor Szabó. Recording sessions in Hungary have already begun, and US recording sessions will begin in December. I am honored to be collaborating with Sándor; he is a true artist and a virtuosic force in expanding the voice and range of the acoustic guitar, with such innovative instruments as 16-string acoustic guitars; both steel-string and nylon-string versions. Sándor is also a master of the baritone guitar and fretless acoustic guitar. I recommend his music very highly.
Release dates and other information will be posted here as those details become available. Worldwide release is scheduled for mid-2007.

 

9.15.06
The MySpace page is now up and running. 

 

9.9.06
The KastningSiegfried album "Scalar Fields" will be featured in September and the following months on UK's The Acoustic Stage - radio for new music.

 

9.4.06
The Images page has been completely re-built, with all photos categorized into six different pages.   In the process, over 110 new photos were added. 
The Links page has been updated.
The KastningSiegfried page has been updated.
The Quotes page has been updated.

 

9.1.06
Radio Brazil has contacted me inquiring about a feature spot and interview for their radio network.  Details will be posted here as they become available.

 

8.24.06
I am now an artist endorser for G7th Performance Capos.  My use of capos is unorthodox; I will use them around the 10th fret when recording, to achieve a pseudo-harpsichord effect.   Since I usually employ this effect on 12-string, it's been impossible to find a capo which works correctly.   The G7th 12-string capo has been working well for this purpose, and I'm proud to be onboard with them. 

 

8.11.06
I have been collaborating with Laurent Brondel, and will appear as a guest on his next album.  Release date and CD details will be posted here as they become available.

 

8.09.06
The Contact Me page now features an instant messaging widget.  If you see me online, feel free to say hello.

 

7.31.06
For 2006, my website has been logging an average in excess of 45,000 visits per month.  Thank you all for stopping by!

 

7.11.06
The new Santa Cruz DKK-12 Extended Baritone 12-string guitar is announced.  A new page contains photos, the DKK-12 story, and an article by Dan Roberts of Santa Cruz Guitars.

 

7.10.06
The Instruments page has been updated.

 

6.30.06
In response to inquiries, I've added a new String Gauges and tunings page.

 

5.10.06
As of this week, amazon.com has sold out of Scalar Fields four times since January 2006.   Copies are in stock now!

 

5.6.06
I have been working with Santa Cruz Guitars on designing and developing another experimental instrument in the DKK series.  Details here when the new model is complete. 

 

4.4.06
The Digital Download page has been updated.   KastningSiegfried albums are now available in nine countries and counting.

 

3.27.06
New Quotes page has been added.

 

2.2.06
New review from Guitar Player Magazine on the reviews page for Scalar Fields.

 

1.30.06
"Pushing the Envelope" on WHUS 91.7 FM
radio in Connecticut will be featuring "Macrolibrium 8" and "Macrolibrium 9" from the KastningSiegfried album Scalar Fields.

 

1.18.06
KastningSiegfried have been collaborating with Carl Clements, recording compositions for his next album.  Release details will be posted here as they become available.

 

1.2.06
The reviews page for Scalar Fields has been updated.

 

12.16.05
On this day in 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany.  "I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose."  - LVB

 

12.12.05
New page added for Digital Distribution.  My albums may be purchased for download by the track or by the entire album.

 

12.06.05
Reviews page and Images page have been updated.

 

11.06.05
WDBX 91.1 FM radio in Chicago will be featuring "Microlibrium 2" and "Microlibrium 3" from the new KastningSiegfried CD Scalar Fields in November 2005 on the experimental music show "ITDE."

 

11.01.05
Scalar Fields, the new CD from KastningSiegfried: excerpts, background information, purchasing links, and more.

 

10.13.05
In collaboration with the Santa Cruz Guitar Co., the new Kevin Kastning extended baritone guitar, the Santa Cruz DKK has been announced.

 

10.04.05
I will be the guest on the November 17, 2005 broadcast of the TV talk show, "Around Town Live," on northern Massachusetts cable TV.

 

10.01.05
A new CD by KastningSiegfried will be released by Greydisc Records on November 1, 2005.  The album consists of 20 new compositions and is entitled, "Scalar Fields."  The instruments I'll be playing on Scalar Fields are: 6-string acoustic, 12-string acoustic, fretless classical, and the new Santa Cruz DKK Extended Baritone guitar.  Available through Amazon.com, CDbaby.com, Borders.com, cdnow.com, Target.com, virginmega.com, and Waldenbooks.com, as well as this website. Samples in mp3 format will be posted here a few weeks prior to the release date.

 

09.16.05
As an artist endorser for John Pearse Strings, I've collaborated with them on introducing a new baritone string based on my specifications.  I'm using it as the low G on the new baritone; it is an .080 double-wound phosphor bronze, and is now available from John Pearse Strings.

 

09.06.05
Reviews page updated.

 

08.16.05
The London Chamber Group will again be performing Quartet Semiotic No. 1  for Flute, Violin, Clarinet, and Cello in London, England on their October 9, 2005 concert.

 

08.04.05
I am now a BMI-affiliated composer.

 

07.23.05
Reviews page updated; new quotes and a feature magazine article/cover.

 

06.23.05
Broadcasts page and Reviews page updated.

 

05.24.05
The London Chamber Group's world premiere of Quartet Semiotic No. 1  for Flute, Violin, Clarinet, and Cello, took place in London, England on May 22, 2005.

 

04.17.05
Instruments page and Links page updated.

 

03.09.05
NPR Radio WFIU 95.1 FM at the University of Indiana will be featuring three tracks, Open Form Nos. 1 - 3, from the new KastningSiegfried CD Bichromial in March 2005 on the show "Late Night Music."

 

03.02.05
The KastningSiegfried composition Open Form No. 16 from the album Bichromial has been released on the Oasis New Age Vol. 5 collection CD.

 

02.23.05
String Quartet No. 5
 has been added to the Modern Classical page, complete with mp3 excerpts, a score example, and program notes.

 

02.02.05
KastningSiegfried are back in the recording studio, at work on their next CD.   The new album will be released on Greydisc Records in fall 2005.  Details and updates will be posted here.

 

01.25.05
Quartet Semiotic No. 1, the new composition for the London Chamber Group's 2005 concert season is complete.  The piece is composed for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello.  An excerpt can be heard here.  Performance dates will be posted here when available.

 

01.12.05
The KastningSiegfried composition Open Form No. 12 from the album Bichromial has been released on the Oasis Acoustic Collection CD.

 

01.05.05
New Interviews page added.

 

12.18.04
New photos added to the Images page.

 

12.01.04
WDBX 91.1 FM radio in southern Illinois will be featuring Open Form No. 4 from the new KastningSiegfried CD Bichromial in December 2004 on the experimental music show "ITDE."

 

11.24.04
Bichromial has been reviewed by New Music Box magazine, and selected as a Pick of the Week. 
New reviews added to the Reviews page.

 

11.16.04
"Pushing the Envelope" on WHUS 91.7 FM radio at the University of Connecticut will be featuring Open Form No. 14 and Open Form No. 15  from the new KastningSiegfried CD Bichromial in November 2004.

 

11.14.04
WDBX 91.1 FM radio in southern Illinois will be featuring Open Form No. 8 from the new KastningSiegfried CD Bichromial in November 2004 on the experimental music show "ITDE."

 

11.09.04
Bichromial has been reviewed by The Netherlands's Bridge Guitar Review magazine.

 

11.01.04
New photos added to the Images page.

 

10.30.04
Australia Public Radio will be featuring Open Form No. 15 from the new KastningSiegfried CD Bichromial throughout November 2004 on the show Difficult Listening. Difficult Listening is also broadcast over the internet; the show times are: 1.00pm Sunday GMT, 9.00am US Eastern time, and 6.00am US Pacific time.

 

10.29.04
Bichromial has been reviewed by UK's Music News magazine.

 

10.28.04
Bichromial has been reviewed by Minor 7th web magazine.

 

10.27.04
I have received a request from the London Chamber Group for a new composition for their 2005 concert season. When completed, excerpts from the new composition will be available here.

 

10.07.04
Bichromial
has been added to amazon.com's Amazon Early Adopter Indie list, a ranking of the 100 top-selling independent CD releases.

 

10.02.04
I have been selected as 13th Fret Artist of the Month for October 2004.

 

09.30.04
Newsletter page added.

 

09.16.04
New content added to the Links page.

 

09.06.04
Bichromial, the new CD from KastningSiegfried: excerpts, background information, purchasing links, and more.

 

09.02.04
I have been signed as an Artist Endorser for John Pearse strings. I've been using John Pearse strings for over 20 years, so this is a welcome and exciting development.

 

08.15.04
Instruments page updated.

 

08.13.04
I will be the guest on the cable TV talk show, "Around Town," on Thursday, October 7. Excerpts from the new CD will be played and discussed on the show.

 

08.01.04
The new CD entitled "Bichromial" by KastningSiegfried is slated to be released by Greydisc Records on September 28, 2004. The CD will be available through Amazon.com, Borders.com, cdnow.com, Target.com, virginmega.com, and Waldenbooks.com, as well as this website. Samples in mp3 format will be posted here a few weeks prior to the release date.

 

06.20.04
Greydisc Records will be releasing a new KastningSiegfried CD in late summer 2004. Details will be posted here.

 

05.02.04
New content added to the Links page.

 

04.23.04
The program notes for the London world premiere of Arborescence for Open Quartet.

 

04.09.04
The London Chamber Group will be performing my composition Arborescence for Open Quartet in a concert which will take place on July 11, 2004 in London, England. An excerpt can be heard here

 

3.15.04
Quote from Heinrich Schenker: "I would like to stress in particular the biological factor in the life of tones. We should get used to the idea that tones have lives of their own, more independent of the artist's pen in their vitality than one would dare believe." - Schenker: Harmony, p. xxv.

 

02.08.04
An mp3 excerpt for Bilateral Asymmetries No. 1; a new composition for oboe, bassoon, piano, can be heard here

 

02.04.04
I have been invited to submit a composition for Masterprize 2005.   The composition will be scored for full orchestra; excerpts will be posted here when this new piece is completed.

 

02.01.04
Arborescence for Open Quartet,
the composition for the London Chamber Group's 2004 concert season is complete, and an excerpt can be heard here.  This was an unusual piece, as the LCG specified that each voice of the composition should be playable by various instruments in multiple combinations.  The instrument options are as follows:
        1st voice: violin, flute, clarinet in Bb, or oboe.
        2nd voice:  violin, clarinet in Bb, or oboe.
        3rd voice: viola, clarinet in Bb, or horn in F.
        4th voice: cello, bass clarinet in Bb, or bassoon.
This presented manifold compositional challenges.  E.g., no multiple-stops, which are a standard element of string quartet writing.  Ranges had to be kept fairly constant so as to translate well to each instrument.  The mp3 excerpt is played by string quartet.

 

01.04.04
New Writings page added.

 

01.03.04
25 new photos added to the Images page.

 

12.30.03
New links added to the Links page.

 

12.16.03
On this date in 1770, Ludwig von Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. "Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable." - Beethoven, 1810.

 

12.04.03
BBC Radio 3 in London and Glasgow, and ABC Radio Australia have requested KastningSiegfried CDs for broadcasting. The CDs have gone out, and broadcast dates and times will be posted here.

 

11.25.03
The London Chamber Group have added a page to their website for the compositions of mine with which they're involved.

 

10.24.03
KastningSiegfried are returning to the studio;  recording dates for late 2003 and early 2004 have been scheduled.  A new CD will be released, and excerpts will be posted here.

 

10.03.03
The KastningSiegfried composition August 5 from the Book of Days CD was featured in the August 20, 2003 broadcast on ABC Radio Australia's "New Music Australia" radio program.

 

09.16.03
New Instruments page added.

 

09.05.03
New score examples added to the Scores page.

 

09.04.03
New mp3 excerpts of the third movement of String Quartet No. 3, String Quartet No. 4, and Piano Sonata Nos. 7 and 8 added to the Modern Classical page.

 

08.30.03
I received a request from the London Chamber Group for another of my compositions for their 2004 concert season.  Details and an excerpt will be posted here.

 

08.06.03
An article in which I'm mentioned can be found here.

 

07.07.03
New links added to the Links page.

 

06.10.03
The program notes for the London world premiere of Bilateral Asymmetries No. 9.

 

05.31.03
Cover art photos have been added to the CDs page, and release information for the new album has been updated.

 

04.17.03
My composition Bilateral Asymmetries No. 9 for wind quintet will be performed by the London Chamber Group on June 15 in London.

 

04.10.03
New mp3 excerpts added to the KastningSiegfried page.

 

04.02.03
"Pushing the Envelope" on WHUS-FM will be featuring three KastningSiegfried compositions from the Book of Days CD. The pieces "August 5," "August 8," and "March 1" will be receiving airplay throughout April 2003. FM radio and world-wide Internet broadcasts can be heard on Sundays at 2:00 PM US Eastern Standard Time; London: Sunday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM; Tel Aviv: Sunday 9:00 - 11:00 PM; Hong Kong: Monday 2:00 - 4:00 AM; Sydney: Monday 4:00 - 6:00 AM.

 

03.28.03
I received a request from BBC Radio 3 in London for a Kastning CD for broadcast. Broadcast dates and times will be posted here.

 

02.01.03
I've been added to the Artists section of Guitarra Magazine online.

 

01.31.03
I received a request to submit a composition to be performed at the VII International Guitar Congress Festival in Corfu, Greece; August 2003.

 

01.23.03
Difficult Listening, a radio show for new and experimental music on Australian Public Radio, is featuring a track by KastningSiegfried in January, 2003.

 

01.09.03
New photos added to the Images page.

 

01.05.03
"Pushing the Envelope" on WHUS-FM will be featuring the KastningSiegfried composition Binary Form No. 1 throughout January 2003. FM radio and world-wide Internet broadcasts Sunday nights at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time; London: Monday, 3 - 5AM; Tel Aviv: Monday 5 - 7AM; Hong Kong: Monday 10AM - noon; Sydney: Monday noon - 2PM.

 

12.21.02
"Pushing the Envelope" on WHUS-FM will be featuring my composition Three Organ Pieces throughout December 2002. FM radio and world-wide Internet broadcasts Sunday nights at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time; London: Monday, 3 - 5AM; Tel Aviv: Monday 5 - 7AM; Hong Kong: Monday 10AM - noon; Sydney: Monday noon - 2PM.

 

12.16.02
On this date in 1770, Ludwig von Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. "Art demands of us that we shall not stand still." - Beethoven, 1825.

 

12.08.02
New photos added to the Images page.

 

12.02.02
Australian Public Radio in Perth, Australia will be featuring my music on upcoming episodes of "Difficult Listening." Broadcast dates and times will be posted here.

 

11.29.02
New mp3 excerpt of Bilateral Asymmetries No. 9 for wind quintet.  This is the composition for the London Chamber Group's 2003 concert season.

 

11.21.02
WHUS-FM at the University of Connecticut will be featuring my music on upcoming shows of "Pushing the Envelope."   The show will feature KastningSiegfried as well as some of my piano sonatas and organ works.   Broadcast dates and times will be posted here.

New photos added to the Images page.

 

11.12.02
I received a request from the London Chamber Group for one of my compositions for inclusion in their 2003 concert season. Performances will occur in London during the summer and fall of 2003. A piece for them is in progress, and I will post samples here when it's completed.

 

11.06.02
New mp3 sample files on the Listen pages. 

New score excerpts in .pdf format on the Scores page.

New photos on the Images page.