Ian C. Bouras

About Ian C. Bouras

Ian Charles Bouras is a guitarist and producer from New York City.

 

He is one of the main songwriters, and the guitar player for NYC rock/reggae band AñaVañA.

 

AñaVañA’s self-titled debut record (2004) showcases his songwriting, guitar playing and producing.

 

Ian was nominated by Billboard Magazine to be among the top songwriters in 2004 and 2005 for his work with AñaVañA. 

 

Since receiving his audio engineering degree, Ian has produced, mixed, and played guitar and bass on records in all genres from rock to spoken word, and is now working as a freelance audio engineer.

 

Ian produced, played guitar, bass, and mixed AñaVañA’s second release entitled "R*U*B" (2005), which was called:  “Sophisticated and musically brilliant… a magnetic hybrid of music… a refreshing 2nd full length record… a distinct sound-from shy to outright strident” --- RACHEL ROKICKI (The Deli Magazine)

 

His first solo release on SDMP Records, entitled “A Cure For Reality” (2007), has Ian producing, playing guitar, keys, bass, programming drums, and mixing, and earned him attention from music fans and critics alike: “A surprisingly unique and fresh sound. Artists like this are responsible for the evolution of musical genres."  --- Blips and Beeps

 

Ian's second release was, "By Company They Mean Me", and is the only "digital-only" release for SDMP Records, and is described as "epic orchestral music with classical guitars", a unique blend of electronic and live music.

 

His newest release, "The Certainty Of Being Found", finds Ian experimenting further with the mix of dub reggae with spanish and classical guitars. There are also 6 guitar interludes, which clearly show the emotion that Ian puts into his music.

 

Ian is continuing work as an engineer on several projects to be released throughout 2010, and is in pre-production for his next solo offering.

 

To learn more about Ian or SDMP Records, please visit: www.sdmprecords.com

 

 

Guitarist Ian C. Bouras pushes aside Ataxia with new String Endorsement and Upcoming Gigs

Bouras forges his own unique musical path, inspires others while bringing awareness to his rare neurological disorder


NEW YORK, NY – September 28, 2015 – (GuitarPR) – Guitarist Ian C. Bouras, who has publicly challenged his rare and progressive neurological disorder, Ataxia, has landed a new string endorsement deal with StringJoy and announced two upcoming gigs in New York State.

With Ataxia, Bouras is dealing with a condition that contributes to the deterioration of his coordination, affecting his ability to play the guitar in the same way he did earlier in his career. To counter this progressing disability, he has developed a unique method of Live Looping to create amazing music as a composer, musician and engineer all at once.

StringJoy’s sponsorship of Bouras will allow him to reach more guitar enthusiasts with his music and his message that serves to inspire others, at the same time bringing much needed attention and support to a disease which is unknown to the vast majority of people.

Bouras says, “I’m thrilled to be associated with StringJoy, a company who is known for its support of both musicians and important causes. They donate 5% of their net profits to support music education by selecting a different organization to support every month, and mixing it up between organizations at the international, national, and local level.”

Ian C. Bouras will be appearing Tuesday, October 13th at 8:00pm at Boulder Coffee Company in Rochester, NY and on Friday, October 16th at 2:00pm at Utica Brews in Utica, NY. Bouras will have his CD’s available at both events, but instead of accepting money for them directly, he will ask that a donation be made to the National Ataxia Foundation.

More information about Bouras’ music can be found at SDMPRecords.com. Find out more about Ataxia at www.ataxia.org. Information about StringJoy is at StringJoy.com.

Contact

SDMPRecords
sdmprecords@gmail.com

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Ian C. Bouras Begins Preproduction On His First Unique Live Looping DVD Absence

A New York musician named Ian C Bouras is making waves in the music scene. With a pioneering new twist, he starts this week by laying down the foundations of his new live looping DVD.

With an impressive background in music, Ian has become more than just a musician. Acting as a one man band, Ian has learnt to produce, perform and fine tune every aspect of a music performance- He can even perform this live.
With his latest project, Ian has been working more on his live looping. With interest and popularity rising in his looping talent, he has decided to create a DVD of his live looping performances.

So why are people so fascinated? Well, if you were to imagine the sound of a full band coming from one man and an electric guitar, you can get some idea as to why such interest has developed.

So how does it work? Ian has coupled his guitar up with a synth, which can replicate the sound of pianos, bass, guitar etc. Used alongside with a phase shifter, delay, and a looping pedal, he can create live loops which sound like there is a full band. By building different layers, he can create a bass and piano part separately and bring these in to the song when needed by the looppedal. In many cases 3-4 instrument sounds can be layered up live at once.

If listening to these live performances doesn’t impress you enough, you will be surprised to know that Ian actually suffers from a rare neurological condition called Ataxia. For anyone not familiar with this, it effects a persons coordination. Luckily for Ian, its not progressing fast but it still has an impact on his guitar playing. Ian feels he cant play the guitar like he would like to. This is why he started experimenting with live looping. Now, he’s a composer, musician and audio engineer all in one swoop.

“I am beginning preproduction on my first DVD of looping. It is called Absence, and will be, as far as I know, the first DVD of it’s kind”. — Ian C Bouras

Ian C Bouras has already proved himself as a studio musician. Being nominated for several awards and receiving many rave reviews, this next step is new territory for him. His fans and audience can enjoy a new side to his musical talents, when his new Absence DVD is released.

About:

Educated with an audio engineering degree, Ian Charles Bouras is a guitarist and producer, who plays diverse musical styles from New York City. Recently he has been experimenting with live loop pedal performances.

For more information, visit: http://www.sdmprecords.com

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Ian C. Bouras's Biography


By Ian_C_Bouras, 2009-12-17
Ian C. Bouras's Biography

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">Ian Charles Bouras is a guitarist and producer from New York City.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">He is one of the main songwriters, and the guitar player for NYC rock/reggae band A&ntilde;aVa&ntilde;A.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">A&ntilde;aVa&ntilde;A&rsquo;s self-titled debut record (2004) showcases his songwriting, guitar playing and producing.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">Ian was nominated by <a href="http://www.billboard.com/">Billboard</a> Magazine to be among the top songwriters in 2004 and 2005&nbsp;for&nbsp;his work with A&ntilde;aVa&ntilde;A.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">Since receiving his audio engineering degree, Ian has produced, mixed, and played guitar and bass on records in all genres from rock to spoken word, and is now working as a freelance audio engineer.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">Ian produced, played guitar, bass, and mixed A&ntilde;aVa&ntilde;A&rsquo;s second release entitled "R*U*B" (2005), which was called:&nbsp; &ldquo;Sophisticated and musically brilliant&hellip; a magnetic hybrid of music&hellip; a refreshing 2nd full length record&hellip; a distinct sound-from shy to outright strident&rdquo; --- RACHEL ROKICKI (The Deli Magazine)</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">His first solo release on SDMP Records, entitled &ldquo;A Cure For Reality&rdquo; (2007), has Ian producing, playing guitar, keys, bass, programming drums, and mixing, and earned him attention from music fans and critics alike: &ldquo;A surprisingly unique and fresh sound. Artists like this are responsible for the evolution of musical genres."&nbsp; --- <a href="http://www.blipsandbeeps.org/2007/08/music-ian.html" target="_blank">Blips and Beeps</a></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">Ian's second release was, "By Company They Mean Me", and is the only "digital-only" release for SDMP Records, and is described as "epic orchestral music with classical guitars", a unique blend of electronic and live music.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">His newest release, "The Certainty Of Being Found", finds Ian experimenting further with the mix of dub reggae with spanish and classical guitars. There are also 6 guitar interludes, which clearly show the emotion that Ian puts into his music.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">Ian is continuing work as an engineer on several projects to be released throughout 2010, and is in pre-production for his next solo offering.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal" align="center">To learn more about Ian or SDMP Records, please visit: www.sdmprecords.com</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; tab-stops: 28.0pt 56.0pt 84.0pt 112.0pt 140.0pt 168.0pt 196.0pt 224.0pt 3.5in 280.0pt 308.0pt 336.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>

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