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Pashyanti on Guitar

Simon Thacker

Fri 06 Aug 2021 - Sun 29 Aug 2021

Pashyanti Simon Thacker


Age Group: 3+
Duration: 30m

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

"Simon Thacker is a musical alchemist. Thus, rightfully he and his art is evocative of a musical Merlin-like figure roaming mystical places in search of the forbidden root and shoot that might bubble and boil in the caverns of his classical guitar"World Music Report
credit: Nitesh Anand
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