Mark Charles Smith

composer, guitarist, music educator

"Late December Dusk"

My friend Ethan Lodics and I have recently formed a new project, which for the time being we are calling Guitar Duo.  We are exploring lesser known works in the literature for two guitars, and also creating new pieces of our own.  You can check us out (and Subscribe) on YouTube here:

Sometimes, inspiration strikes and you write a whole piece in a sitting.  That was the case with this piece.  This short duet was inspired by a recent walk in the woods at dusk on a cold, clear, and windy December evening.  As the sun set, the sky turned all sorts of pinks, oranges, golds, and purples before going dark.  I wanted to capture that feeling in a piece.