According to a media release from WHFR in Detroit, DJ Tom Wilson, “Will be interviewing this incredible artist, Guitarist Kevin Kastning, Friday May 30th on the “Space is the Place” program (6 -8 p.m. EST) at whfr.fm (Detroit) MI, Public Radio International. Please join me for this exciting interview of one of America’s most critically acclaimed acoustic guitarists.” The radio station broadcasting the interview is at http://whfr.fm/.
What does he play? It’s actually a difficult question, but part of the answer is what instruments he plays. “I perform and record on instruments of my own invention. My main strument is the 36-string double contra guitar. And I also record and perform on the 30-string contra soprano guitar. I can tell you it’s played on modern classical radio shows, it gets played on some jazz stations, it even gets played on new age and world music shows — so it’s kind of an amalgam of all that,” he said.
He draws creativity from, “Mostly composers. Bella Bartok, Schoenberg, Shostakovich; and a lot of early music guys, like pre-15th or pre-16th century,” Kastning said.
Kastning’s website is at http://www.kevinkastning.com/.