Pashyanti On Guitar

Music (contemporary, world music)

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  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Please arrive between 15-30 minutes before performance. Audience will be seated from 15 minutes prior.

Description

Drawing on a deep lifelong immersion in diverse cultures and an array of pioneering experiences, Scotland's 'musical alchemist' (World Music Report) offers a revelatory new vision for the art of solo guitar. In Pashyanti [Sanskrit: the junction point between the ordinary waking state and pure consciousness] Simon explores every facet of the instrument, from 'shimmering, fluttering delicacy' (List) and 'shifting rhythmic complexity' (Songlines), to 'primal, multi-layered sounds' (Caleidoscope). 'Punjabi folk song, flamenco and Sephardic music, Sanskrit alchemy and Gaelic folklore... they all seem grist to the mill for Simon Thacker' (Scotsman). MadeInScotlandShowcase.com

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Jim Riley 33 days ago

On 22 March 2020 my wife and I saw Simon play with his Svara Kanti group at Summerhall. This year we have enjoyed his first live show since then.

For those that don’t know Simon he is a highly talented Scottish guitar player at home with a variety of styles. We have seen him on a number of occasions and he is always interesting and innovative.

This show is a solo guitar show focussing on his Indian influences. This is very thoughtful music that you really need to concentrate on and it always repays that effort. Each piece had interesting playing and compositional techniques that are easier to listen to than describe. The hour flew by all too quickly.

The in person shows are at Summerhall, an excellent venue with bars cafes and friendly staff. If you can make it down it will be well worth your time. If you can’t there is an online version which apparently features a highly talented dancer.

Definitely one to watch.


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