Phantom Words

by Nick Didkovsky

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Midnight, Captain 1968: a traversable wormhole opens up next to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, fusing her with Ennio Morricone during the scoring of Once Upon A Time In The West. Though Tharpe-Morricone completes the soundtrack, s/he quits film music and moves to Buffalo. Once there, s/he convinces Terry Riley that those Cs should be played by distorted guitars. Hearing this recording, the young Glenn Branca gives up guitar and instead becomes a submersible pilot.
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glare v self 09:34
abscess 10:41
fetal 09:06
nul 10:25


Solo electric guitar performances by Nick Didkovsky.

Artwork: "Sin Eater V" by Karlynn Holland.

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Thanks to Diana Deutsch for her inspiring work on how we hear.

NEWS! Diana Deutsch has a new book about her research. "Musical Illusions and Phanton Words"


released November 22, 2016

Nick Didkovsky - electric guitar


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Nick Didkovsky is a guitarist and composer from NYC

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