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Pierre Bensusan
Latest news from Bensusan HQ

Pierres track Hymm 11 will be used in the Randy Rhoads The Quiet Years DVD

3/14/2012

I am happy to inform you that an excerpt from my piece "Hymn 11" (album "Altiplanos") will be used for the book and DVD soon to be released, about the life and art of late Rock guitarist, Randy Rhoads, who died in a plane crash in 1982.  He played with Ozzy Osborne. He lived in Santa Monica and was well respected. The following web site is pretty interesting: www.ultimaterand...

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Transcribing Pierre's music from DADGAD into Standard Tuning

2/1/2012

The biggest challenge when transcribing Pierre's pieces is to try to recreate the natural resonance inherent in the DADGAD tuning for guitar. It is easy to make a note-for-note standard tuning version, but it is much more difficult to imitate the fingering and technical devices that Pierre uses in DADGAD to make the music sound rich and alive. His pieces are designed to inhabit the sonorous sound-...

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Bundle Offer Complete Works + Vividly

1/31/2012

Buy "The Complete Works Collector's Edition 10 CD boxset" and receive Pierre's new album, "Vividly", for free!!! Purchase here

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All The Scores Of The "Intuite" Album

1/30/2012

"The Intuite Guitar Book" being now sold out, you can now purchase individual sheet music of any piece of the album.    Purchase here

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Watch this Pierre Bensusan playlist on Youtube

1/30/2012

A nice playlist of videos has been put together on Youtube Use the 'Next' button below to scroll through the videos or view them here on Youtube

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Canadian Press Clippings

1/26/2012

"Bensusan’s music is infinitely evocative; he has the rare gift of being able to convey his own thoughts and memories in sound, while awakening the listener’s own. And, most of all, he has the ability to give those who hear him a great deal of pleasure." Alexander Varty - The Georgia Straight (CA, 2005) "The range of emotion he achieves on the instrument is only slightly shad...

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Paris Concert Review

10/20/2011

Meeting the Extraordinary Pierre Bensusan Again – in Concert, this Time I’m not sure which direction to zoom in on this story, but it’s one of the coolest ones in my life in the last two years. And last night at the Théatre de l’Essaion in Paris – near the Pompidou Center – it continued with extraordinary power. I attended a concert in a small venue to listen to Pierre Bensusan playing his acou...

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UK Tour Concert Review, Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead, June 29 2011

10/18/2011

UK Tour Review of June 29 2011's concert at Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead. Read Review

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Pierre Has Done A Workshop Video For Guitar Player Magazine (USA)

10/18/2011

Pierre's teaches "Intuite" and performs "l'Alchimiste" on a workshop video for Guitar Player Magazine.

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Pierre's Interview on NPR With Scott Simons Is Available!

10/18/2011

Pierre's interview on NPR, weekend edition, with Scott Simons is now available. Listen

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Interview With Premier Guitar Magazine

10/18/2011

There's a great new interview with Pierre in the next issue of this magazine Check out the online version here...

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35th Anniversary Video: A World Of Music

10/18/2011

Pierre talks about how it all started in Paris when he was 16 years old, and the influences that have helped to shape the Bensusan sound.  

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Celebrating 35 years: Complete Works 1975 - 2010 is released!

10/18/2011

Celebrating his career's 35th anniversary, Pierre's back catalogue "Complete Works 1975-2010" is re-released on DADGAD music. The box set "Collectors Edition" containing all 10 albums is available exclusively from this website! See all the details and go to the shop.

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Pierre's New Signature Guitar Model By George Lowden

10/18/2011

After having performed and recorded on his "Old Lady" Lowden guitar since 1978, Pierre and Northern Irish luthier and long time friend George Lowden are happy to introduce The Pierre Bensusan Signature model.  

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Pierre Bensusan DADGAD and Standard Tuning Signature String Sets!

10/18/2011

At last, THE set of strings whose every DADGAD tuning afficionados was dreaming of: The Pierre Bensusan-Dadgad Signature Guitar Strings set. And now, a second signature set is available for Standard Tuning! Purchase here

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