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
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.
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