Monday, November 3, 2014

Play With Myself In Public?

Guitarist/producer Ian C. Bouras was diagnosed with something called Ataxia, a relatively unknown neurological condition, so he begins experimenting with live looping.

Ian C. Bouras's coordination is starting to deteriorate, and sadly that includes his ability to play guitar the way he wants. However, he has started to experiment with live looping. Ian has attached a guitar synth to his guitar, and plays bass, piano, synth, guitar, etc... live from his guitar synth and then loops them to create a full band. He runs everything through a delay pedal, a phase shifter, and has at least one other pedal, and manipulates the sounds live, so Ian gets to be a composer, musician, and audio engineer all at the same time, and not a lot of people get to do that, so he knows he is fortunate.

When discussing his condition Ian said "I am not thrilled about having Ataxia, but I am happy to be forging my own path, and am the first person, that I know of, to be doing what I'm doing. People do live looping, but not like this. As people say, necessity is the mother of invention, so maybe that's why I'm the first to do what I do, no one else has had to do it!"

Examples of what Ian is currently doing can be viewed at:

Ataxia is a largely unknown condition, and Ian will be performing his live looping since that is becoming one of his few creative outlets. Ian C. Bouras will also be making more people aware of, and educating them about, Ataxia.

The word "ataxia", comes from the Greek word, " a taxis" meaning "without order or incoordination". The word Ataxia means without coordination. People with Ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements.

All of Ian's music, including many free downloads, can be found at:

For more information about Ataxia please visit:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants (but can never have) - "So dark that you can almost feel the unrequited love with each chord"

"moody instrumental dark that you can almost feel the unrequited love with each chord... simple & atmospheric...makes you feel...take up the whole room as it plays...beautiful instrumental for guitar, but it is more than that...a soundscape...alter your mood just by listening... soothing and yet it is dark and moody at the same will want to add this to your playlists, especially if you need something a little on the spooky side, or if you like dark atmospheric sounds" --- Andrea Guy