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Welcome to the Official Website of Acoustic Double-Neck Guitarist Ian Ethan Case and the home of Open Land Music.

FREE TRACK: "The Comforter", from our most recent video below. Click here to listen and/or download the track for free!

Next "Cosmic Loops" Planetarium Show: March 26 with Eugene Friesen!

Join us for our next "Cosmic Loops" show in the world-class Charles Haydn Planetarium at the Boston Museum of Science, on March 26!

Ian and 4-Time Grammy Award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen will present new collaborative compositions in a 100% live performance, utilizing state of the art electronics and live looping systems to achieve rich orchestral harmonies and kaleidoscopic polyrhythms. Enjoy this unique concert in combination with the Planetarium team's stunning visual animations projected on the dome overhead.

Click here for tickets and info

New Release! "Bridges: A Musical Journey"

A truly international project spearheaded by Chilean composer/producer Igor Ledermann, "Bridges: A Musical Journey" features top musicians from 5 continents including countries such as Chile, Australia, USA, Nepal, UK, Austria, Finland, Russia, Mexico, Turkey, Colombia, Singapore, France, Brazil, Italy, Greece, Spain, Iran, Israel, Ethiopia, and Uruguay.

Ian's kalimba playing can be heard on the opening instrumental track and most prominently on the powerful "Yo Soy" which features a traditional Indian poem sung by Ledermann, who is best known as the founder of world music group Fractal.

Among the many other musicians on the album are ethnic wind instrumentalist Randall Ledermann (Sting), internationally-acclaimed Turkish flutist Burak Besir, two-time Latin Grammy Award winner Daniel Figueiredo, top Finnish kantele player Timo Väänänen, and prominent Russian guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko (Steve Vai, Al Di Meola.)

For more on the project see the Project Bridges website.

NPR Feature

Ian's music was recently featured on the NPR program "Here & Now", airing on virtually every NPR station in the U.S., in a program highlighting the new Hollis NH-based radio series known as Dream Farm Radio, where Ian previously interviewed.

You can listen to the archived NPR segment here, which also features the music of saxophonist Daniel Bennett and 4-time Grammy-winning cellist Eugene Friesen. Huge thanks to Dream Farm host Julie Lavender (herself a talented jazz singer/songwriter) for the feature!

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