Alexander Turnquist is a guitarist/composer who uses his 12 string acoustic finger-style approach in creating very dramatic and emotionally engaging music. Turnquist started playing at a young age with an experimental approach from the onset, and has always held to the use of the acoustic guitar as the driving force and foundation in his compositions. In addition to his guitar playing he cleverly writes into his compositions accompaniment in the form of mallet percussion instruments, strings, and piano, always emphasizing a unique use of harmonic overtone play and instrument sustain. Turnquist currently lives in Hudson New York.
“New York's Turnquist is masterful. His right-hand technique is as orchestral as Nick Drake's, sending rivulets of steel sadness out across the water, but applied to a minimalist logic with the weight of early Philip Glass or Steve Reich. Using vibraphone to pick melodies from the flood, its a gorgeous, heady collection” - Uncut Magazine May 2012