Stick Center is a virtual grouping of musicians dedicated to the art of the Chapman
Stick, a revolutionary instrument invented by Emmett Chapman in the year 1970.
The artist Guillermo Cides is the founder and has been playing the Stick for
Through Stick Center, we informed, advised, communicated and organized all types
of events in relation to our art. This includes seminars, concerts, discs, massive
publicity, promotion of new artists of the Stick, and most recently, the new
Stick Center Shop, a place where you can buy the music of artistas.
It is also an independent organization and represents the Stick© trademark
officially in Spain and Argentina, countries where we have popularized the Stick
with our work - here you will find some press
and information on our Stick projects. Our work is artistic and represents
much craftsmanship, but we do not play or present our work for reasons this
About buying the CDs presented here
It is not necessary that you purchase here if what you want is to save money
and download the songs in Emule or another program from peer-to-peer
that is available. Stick Center is in agreement with the reality of our days
and Internet - in fact, you can download the Emule
here and try your luck!
Personally, I consider that the record industry must review its structure from
its roots, and Internet not only allows the musicians to make direct contact
with our listeners eliminating the intermediary, but also allows the listeners
to be connected and share themselves with our archives. Thinking logically,
we have lowered the prices of our Cds from 20/25 euros to 10 euros (special packaging for 15 euros), since there
are no intermediaries in the sales - I talk about record labels or distributors.
What we are offering you are original high quality CDs for an inexpensive price
and sold directly by the musicians. In this way, you will have an original packaging
with complete information and quality artwork (not a photocopy). You will receive the signature of its authors to you,
very high quality sound reproduction, friendly and direct contact with the artist who composes
and plays the music that you have chose and will be listening to, and in some
cases, a veritable collectors item--the special element that certain CDs take
on through the years unlike some CDs that eventually disappear like many massive
commercial projects... some CDs will be just for collectors.
You decide, we have made our first step and now it is your turn. Welcome to
Stick Center Shop.
Stick Center director