The printed music for “Airproofing Two” is sold as an individual transcription. “Airproofing Two” is one of Leo Kottke’s most engaging compositions. It brings together a variety of idiomatic sounds from the fullness of American life. But it is Leo Kottke’s genius for technical idiosyncrasy and his robust inclusion of percussive elements and a broad array of coloristic effects that make this music possible on the guitar.
Leo first recorded the basic material of this composition on Leo Kottke (1976, Chrysalis, VK 41106). But he always felt that it warranted additional development. It has appeared in various extended forms on the following audio recordings: Leo Kottke/Live in Europe (1980, Chrysalis CHR 1284 RCA, now available as BGO Records, BGOCD265), A Shout Toward Noon/Leo Kottke (1986, Private Music, 2007-2-P) and Leo Kottke/Live (1995, Private Music, 0100582132-2). And it has appeared on the videotape Leo Kottke/Home & Away (1989, Private Music, 2050-3-P). Working with Stephen Paulus in 1989, this composition became the fifth movement of Ice Fields, a suite for amplified acoustic steel-string guitar and chamber orchestra.
This transcription corresponds to the concerto version. Compared to the commercially available audio and video recordings, it is most similar to “Air Proofing Two” on A Shout Toward Noon/Leo Kottke .
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