Rebuilding the Stratocaster

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  • Published 20110301
  • ISBN: 9781921656996
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

‘In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am.

The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time.’

– Charles Mingus

I FOUND MYSELF collecting guitars. It was an imperceptible transition. Two decades ago I’d owned just a couple of instruments at a time, as working tools of the trade when I was a professional musician, composing, playing and recording for a living. After I joined Griffith University and its Conservatorium of Music, in 1995, this process slowly waned as my academic responsibilities grew. Somehow, though, guitars crept back into my life, each an extraordinary portable artwork and collectively an ever larger inspiration that seems to be approaching critical mass.

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Paul Draper

Paul Draper is the Deputy Director (Research) at the Queensland Conservatorium and Griffith Chair in Digital Arts.With a 25-year track record as a professional...

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