Event Phone: 01890 750099
- 7th September 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Guitar virtuoso Simon Thacker’s duo with the outstanding young Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska performs compelling new music which distills the essence of Simon’s pioneering intercultural experiences to create new soundworlds. Their current programme is Karmana. They also collaborate with leading performers from diverse traditions.
Karmana is Sanskrit for “performing anything by means of magic” and the programme is informed by the belief in the mystical, transformative power of sound. Karmana draws on elements from classical, Indian, Celtic, Balkan, Flamenco, Eastern European Gypsy and Polish music in the pursuit of new instrumental paths. The result is new music of a rare emotional directness, spontaneity and inner searching, embracing the incredible sonic palette of guitar and cello.
Simon and Justyna just released Karmana, their Creative Scotland supported debut album, which also features special guests Karine Polwart (Scots song), Sarvar Sabri (tabla) and Masha Natanson (Roma song). A trio programme with tabla has also performed at the Brighton, Isle of Man GuitarFest and Sound Festivals.