A 40-minute suite written for 8 classical guitars, electric guitar, contrabass and electronics.

The San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Ensemble, led by David Tanenbaum,  premiered and recorded this new large work in 2019.  LA OTRA VOZ encompasses elements of jazz, rock, classical, and electronic music, challenging the boundaries of classical guitar repertoire. This piece, and NAZCAN, another work commissioned and recorded by the same group in 2016 will be featured on a recording to be released in 2020.


“I have been working with Javier Farías and my SFCM Guitar Ensemble for a few years now. Javier has been writing us some of the best guitar ensemble music I know. It is music full of vigor and beauty, music that is carefully constructed to get the most out multiple guitars, while keeping the parts interesting and the textures transparent. The music is challenging to put together, but it is rewarding in that each player ends up feeling like a soloist as well as an ensemble player.” 

— David Tanenbaum





Javier Farías has launched FAST-PACED GUITARS, his latest composition written for classical, acoustic, and electric guitar featuring jazz fusion guitarist Mike Stern.

The music was produced by Sebastian Rehbein and has recently been published in both, score and CD audio.

In a career that spans three decades and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMY® nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation.

«Javier Farías is a wonderful musician. Really an amazing player and a wonderful and passionate composer. When I heard his music I was really impressed not just with his technical abilities which are amazing but also and especially the soul of his music. I am very proud to be included on this project. it is an honor to be able to collaborate with this very, very special musician.»

— Mike Stern


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