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2015-2016

Scott Tennant – No.384, Winter 2016
Angel Romero – No.381, Spring 2016
Roland Dyens – No.379, Fall 2015

Guitar Salon International
Magazine Ad Campaign & Yearly Calendar

2015-2016 ads found in: Guitar Aficionado Magazine, Classical Guitar Magazine, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Soundboard Magazine
2016 GSI Calendar (available here)

Rooms Magazine UK, Issue 15
Patterns of the Unseen

October 1, 2014

Los Angeles-based photographer Felix Salazar takes documentary photography to a new level, taking an up-close look at the radiant lives that surround us all, whether human, animal, or even microscopic. read more, download PDF clipping »

The Weather Channel
Amazing Photos of Kaleidoscope Coral

March 6, 2014

These vividly colored creatures are home to more than one-quarter of our planet’s marine life, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Photographer Felix Salazar experimented with light and exposure to show the naturally intense colors of coral… read more »

Exposure Guide
Stunning Macro Shots of Vibrant Coral Reefs

July 12, 2013

Los Angeles based photographer Felix Salazar shows in his images exactly how varied reefs can get. Through his close-up macro shots, Salazar is able to demonstrate that each single coral is an absolute beauty made up of many colors and various patterns… read more »

Daily Mail
Incredible detailed photographs capture the beauty of coral in all its colorful natural glory

June 28, 2013

The colorful shapes and forms of coral have been revealed in the tiniest details thanks to the work of a Los Angeles photographer. read more »

The Poly Post
Alumni give students hand-on music experience

May 21, 2013

The school is recognized for its architecture and engineering programs but lacks in funding and support for its music department. CPP Alumni John Paul Trotter and Felix Salazar are aware of the lack of support for the music department and give back as much as they can…. read more »

But Does It Float
Terence McKenna

February 13, 2013

They looked like the concrescence of linguistic intentionality put through a kind of hyper-dimensional transform into three-dimensional space… read more »

Amusing Planet
Close-Up Pictures of Corals by Felix Salazar
January 23, 2013

Felix Salazar, a photographer and composer based on LA, offers us a closer look at the dazzling bright colors and texture of corals through pictures he took in salt aquariums… read more »

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Macro photos of coral take us to underwater alien worlds

January 20, 2013

Felix Salazar’s macro photography of a coral reef offers a serene and colorful tour through an almost alien universe. Seen up close and in such brilliant colors, it’s easy to forget that these are creatures from our own planet…. read more »

Colossal – Art Design, And Visual Culture
Vibrant Macro Photographs of Coral by Felix Salazar

January 17, 2013

LA-based photographer and composer Felix Salazar recently captured some wonderful macro photos of several inhabitants in his salt water aquariums. The shocking variety of color makes the coral look like digital renderings… read more »

My Modern Met
Spectacular Macro Shots of Underwater Corals

January 14, 2013

Los Angeles-based photographer Felix Salazar takes an up-close look at the mesmerizingly radiant colors and textures found in underwater corals. Normally we expect coral to be a plant-like marine life that is typically found in varying shades of pink (or coral), but there are a myriad of subclasses and orders to the living colonies that offer a much wider spectrum of color… read more »

Auscultations
Album Review: Interlocking Textures
October 15, 2012

In August, the Los Angeles Electric 8 released Interlocking Textures, an album that “encompasses a century of American composers inspired by the subtle melodies and complex rhythms of Indonesian gamelan.”  There really couldn’t be a more fitting title fo… read more »

Los Angeles Times
Dance your L.A. summer away for (almost) nothing
July 6, 2011

Paying steep prices for concert tickets is such a pre-recession mentality. This summer, the city’s cup overflows with free (or practically free) pop, rock and dance music options, no matter what neighborhood or musical genre you call your own. Here’s just a taste of the summer’s offer… read more »

Black & White
Los Angeles Electric 8 modernizes classical music during assembly
May 3, 2011

Los Angeles Electric 8, an electric guitar octet that plays classical music, gave their first East Coast performance last Friday during third period. The group came to the Bethesda area to perform Friday evening at the Strathmore Guitar Festival, and Strathmore helped arrange a visit to Whitm… read more »

Baltimore City Paper
Critics’ Pick
April 28, 2011

We know, we know: “Classical music” played on electric guitar often winds up as some proggy “Karn Evil No. 9”-style eyewash. The pickers of the Los Angeles Electric 8 take a far more deft and acerbic tack, though, massing their amplified (but still fairly clean) signals in the… read more »

Washington Examiner
The Los Angeles Electric 8 throw convention to the wind
April 28, 2011

If you have never heard of an electric guitar chamber octet and can only imagine what a sight and sound it would deliver, especially in a classical setting, you are hardly alone. The Los Angeles Electric 8 makes its East Coast premiere in the Mansion at Strathmore with a program tha… read more »

Time Out New York
Critics’ Pick
April 27, 2011

For the latest installment of Amelia Lukas’s scintillating Ear Heart Music series, the West Coast guitar octet presents the New York premiere of 96 Tears by downtown luminary Phil Kline, plus some Indonesian tunes, and works by Mantle Hood and Wayne Siegel. read more »

PolyCentric
Guitar Festival to Highlight Modern Collaborations
April 5, 2011

The music department’s “Shape Shifting Guitars Festival” will focus on the expansion of the guitar’s traditional role in chamber music. Master classes and performances will be held throughout April. “This is a celebration and expansion of the possibilities of the instru… read more »

Los Angeles Times
Critics’ Pick
June 19, 2010

Our photo was featured on the LA Times Calendar section promoting the REDCAT Summer Studio 2010. read more »

San Francisco Classical Voice
Los Angeles Electric 8

June 18, 2010

For many of us, classical music means the deep, melodious sounds created by the strings of a violin or the delicate, dulcet sound of light, nimble fingers swiftly climbing up and down the keys of a piano. These are exactly the conventional notions that the Los Angeles Electric 8 has passionately defied since 2007… read more »

Daily Bruin
Eight guitarists electrify classical music
May 19, 2009

UCLA has always been a place where students are encouraged to explore their potential. The Los Angeles Electric 8, a band that includes four UCLA alumni, has taken that idea to heart, exploring the limitless potential of one of the most popular instruments in music today: the electric guitar…. read more »

The Poly Post
Young Music Composer
Novemer 19, 2002

Some might say music’s greatest symphonies, scores and lyrics have already been written, but for one 24-year-old former commercial music student, he says it’s music or bust when it comes to creating new work….. read more »

 

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Artist: Danketsu 10
Credits: Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
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Credits: Engineering
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Credits: Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Guitarist, Director
Released: 7/6/2020
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Credits: Mastering
Label: B-Boim Records
Released: 6/18/2020
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Credits: Mixing, Mastering
Label: Personal Archives
Released: 5/1/2020
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Artist: Gasp
Credits: Mixing, Mastering
Label: Self: Gasp
Released: 5/1/2020
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Artist: Patrick Shiroishi
Credits: Co-Producer, Mixing, Mastering
Label: Thin Wrist / Black Editions Group
Released: 3/27/2020
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Artist: Patrick Shiroishi
Credits: Photography
Label: Armageddon Nova
Released: 3/25/2020
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Artist: Nakata
Credits: Mastering
Label: Atlantic Rhythms
Released: 2/28/2020
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Artist: Olivia Chiang
Credits: Photography
Label: Self: Olivia Chiang
Released: 1/13/2020
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勉強

Artist: Patrick Shiroishi
Credits: Mastering
Label: Self: Patrick Shiroishi
Released: 12/7/2019
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Artist: Patrick Shiroishi
Credits: Mastering
Label: Astral Spirits
Released: 9/26/2019
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Artist: Doctor9
Credits: Co-Producer, Guitarist, Composer, Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
Label: Weird Cry Records
Released: 5/26/2019
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Artist: Doctor9
Credits: Co-Producer, Guitarist, Composer, Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
Label: Plastic Factory Records
Released: 5/24/2019
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Artist: Sobbing Honey
Credits: Mixing, Mastering
Label: Plastic Factory Records
Released: 5/24/2019
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Artist: Danketsu 9
Credits: Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
Label: Patient Sounds
Released: 5/12/2019
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Borasisi

Artist: Shiroishi / Golia / Fujioka / Cline
Credits: Mixing, Mastering
Label: Astral Spirits
Released: 5/10/2019
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Artist: Kogarashi
Credits: Mastering
Label: Insula Jazz
Released: 4/12/2019
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Artist: Patrick Shiroishi
Credits: Mastering
Label: American Damage
Released: 3/29/2019
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The Segovia Sessions

Artist: Scott Tennant
Credits: Photography
Label: Guitar Coop
Released: 2/1/2019
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Just National Guitar

Artist: John Schneider
Credits: Photography
Label: Microfest Records
Released: 1/8/2019
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LA Blues

Artist: Patrick Shiroishi & Arturo Ibarra
Credits: Mixing, Mastering
Label: Public Eyesore/Eh?
Released: 12/20/2018
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Artist: Eric Kiersnowski
Credits: Producer, Mixing
Label: Self: Eric Kiersnowski
Released: 9/9/2018
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Thahraas

Artist: Danketsu 9
Credits: Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
Label: Never Anything Records
Released: 8/25/2018
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Artist: Fujioka / Shiroishi / Casanova
Credits: Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
Label: FMR Records
Released: 6/29/2018
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Artist: Sunreader
Credits: Mastering
Label: Auasca
Released: 6/20/2018
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Artist: Patrick Shiroishi
Credits: Co-Producer, Mixing, Mastering
Label: Self: Patrick Shiroishi
Released: 5/23/2018
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Life in Colorado’s Freshwater

Client: University of Colorado Boulder Museum of Natural History

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Makrotonal

Artist: Mak Gric
Credits: Photography
Label: Microfest Records
Released: 5/6/2018
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Tulean Dispatch

Artist: Patrick Shiroishi
Credits: Mastering
Label: MONDOJ
Released: 11/11/2017
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Artist: Doctor9
Credits: Mixing, Mastering, Engineering, Guitarist
Label: Self - Doctor9
Released: 9/30/2017
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PREVUE ep

Artist: Mike Meanstreetz
Credits: Mixing, Mastering
Label: Self - Mike Meantstreetz
Released: 2/6/2013
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Artist: FeatherWolf
Credits: Co-Producer, Composer, Guitarist, Photographer
Label: Self - FeatherWolf
Released: 5/18/2017
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2017

Photography Series

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Artist: Patrick Shiroishi
Credits: Mastering
Label: Confront Recordings
Released: 12/3/2016
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Artist: ensembleFRET
Credits: Photography
Label: Self: ensembleFRET
Released: 9/16/2016
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2016 Instagram Series

2016 Instagram series. Found on instagram.com/_felixsalazar_/

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2011 PORTFOLIO

Photography Series

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SheKhan

Artist: SheKhan
Credits: Photography
Label: Self: SheKhan
Released: 8/27/2016
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Anfinsen’s Landmark

Artist: Patrick Shiroishi's Black Sun Sutra
Credits: Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
Label: Creative Sources
Released: 4/18/2016
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Guitar Salon International 2016 Yearly Calendar

Client: Guitar Salon International

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Time & Space (2015)

"Sweater Weather" art exhibition at Time & Space Studios, Los Angeles, CA

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Guitars & Gamelan: Rational Basis

Artist: Los Angeles Electric 8
Credits: Guitarist
Label: Microfest Records
Released: 8/19/2015
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Sichel

Artist: Brandon Mayer
Credits: Producer, Mixing, Arranging, Mastering, Engineering
Label: Self - Brandon Mayer
Released: 6/19/2015
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Automobiles: 2014-2015

Clients: Car & Driver Magazine, Winding Road. Published automobile photos in articles with links.

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2014 SRT Viper, Time Attack (TA)

Client: The Winding Road Magazine

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Cinema Verismo

Artist: Mak Grgić
Credits: Photography
Label: Marquis Music
Released: 3/18/2014
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Live @ The Boom Toom Room

Artist: FeatherWolf
Credits: Guitarist, Mixing, Mastering
Label: Self - FeatherWolf
Released: 8/2/2013
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1860 ANTONIO DE TORRES SP/MH

Client: Guitar Salon International

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Sheetal Gandhi: “I Am You”

Client: Sheetal Gandhi

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Interlocking Textures

Artist: Los Angeles Electric 8
Credits: Producer, Mixing, Arranging, Guitarist, Co-Director
Label: Self - Los Angeles Electric 8
Released: 8/12/2012
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World Festival of Sacred Music Performance w/ Peni Candra Rini @ LACMA

Artist: Los Angeles Electric 8
Credits: Arranger, Guitarist, Co-Director
Year: 2011
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Rain, Catherine and Kaity

Clients: Meg Chang and Connie Tao

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Kamikaze: A Retrospective

Photography Series

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First Contact

Photography Series

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Couch Camera Straps!

Client: Couch Camera Straps

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PORTRAITS: 2010-2011

Solo, Couples and Family Portraits taken between 2010-2011. 12 Sets.

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Imagined Overtures

Artist: Los Angeles Electric 8
Credits: Producer, Arranging, Guitarist
Label: Self - Los Angeles Electric 8
Released: 4/26/2009
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Electric Requiem – A portrait of the LAE8 for the World Festival of Sacred Music

Artist: Los Angeles Electric 8
Credits: Arranger, Guitarist
Year: 2008
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Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Braddock, Siegel, and Kohl

Artist: Los Angeles Electric 8
Credits: Guitarist, Design
Label: Self - Los Angeles Electric 8
Released: 5/8/2008
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Paul Oakenfold with Live Orchestra

Artist: Paul Oakenfold
Credits: Arranger, Conductor, Composer
Year: 3/17/2007
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Free Licks Of My Candy

Artist: Cap N' Crotch
Credits: Producer, Mixing, Design, Composer, Guitarist
Label: Self - Cap N' Crotch
Released: 4/6/1995
Art Samples: Click Here