Video Pick of the Week: Adam Cicchillitti Plays His Piece ‘Callisto’

Every now and again we like to feature strong new works, and this one, called Callisto, by the fine Canadian guitarist/composer Adam Cicchillitti, happens to be another in a series of thematically linked pieces inspired by the moons of Jupiter. We previously posted his video for his piece on the Jupiter moon Europa. Like that earlier work, Callisto is full of interesting melodic passages and somewhat mysterious shadings. It has a lovely drift and flow and intriguing but always mellifluous turns. Also like Europa, the music for the new piece is available from Les Productions d’Oz, where it is listed as “advanced.”

We should also mention that Adam has a brand-new album out on the Analekta label, called Canciones, featuring works by Albeniz, Turina, de Falla, Torroba, Lorca and Rodrigo. I’ll have more about that here in a couple of weeks. —Blair Jackson


Callisto, one of Jupiter’s many moons