DARREN NELSEN is a composer and guitarist living in Roswell, GA. His works have been commissioned and performed by the Iolani School, the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, and Bent Frequency. As a guitarist, he has performed at the International Live Looping Festival in Santa Cruz, CA and at various venues around Atlanta. In 2006, Darren founded AtlantaComposers.com to help network local composers and raise visibility of their work. Darren's website is CurioMusic.com
My latest album is Passing Through Veils: Guitar Loops & Improvisations.
"Darren Nelsen is a guitar looping fiend, creating music that is part psycho, part dream world. 100% awesome." - Stan Stewart, composer/improviser/looper
"His new record is really, really good. I recommend it to anyone interested in unusual and new approaches to electric guitar sonics." - Rick Walker, curator of the International Live Looping Festival
"I've been listening to your album. I think it's a very brave effort making this kind of music. It's very rare and I like stuff that is special and not like everything else. Today I'm overloaded with music that all sounds the same. Everybody looks the same too. Your music stands for creativity. And the feeling of the moment while you are improvising which gives your music life." - Victor Sågfors, guitarist for Opus Symbiosis