The Bloomington Guitar Ensemble existed from the beginning of 1999 to the end of 2000. Always inclusive with its membership, participating musicians swelled at one point to about 8 or 9 guitar players.
Only performing to an audience a few times, most of BGE's efforts were put into "practice." This consisted of an unstructured collaborative music effort that would last the duration of a 90-minute cassette tape.
Each practice was always recorded, but this is the only tape I still have.
In this recording, we find a stark and simplified version of the group consisting of its most dedicated members. This practice was recorded by one microphone to cassette tape in a basement on the west of Bloomington, Indiana on June 15, 2000.
released June 15, 2019
James Ryan Harvey - Guitar
David Michael Milewski - Guitar
Mark Andrew Rice - Drums