RELEASED: Svara-Kanti's debut CD
Rakshasa is now available
NADA BRAHMA, leading Asiatic music review site
featured on BBC Radio 3's World on 3 with Mary Ann
Kennedy, available until 24/05/2013, hear Shava Ghund
Chuk Ke at 44.36
Svara-Kanti album Rakshasa, featuring new works by me, pioneering US legend Terry Riley,
UK intercultural master Nigel Osborne and India's Shirish
Korde, has just been released on Slap The
Moon Records, buy it
here and album of the month on Asian
confirmed at the Edinburgh Guitar and Music Festival on 27th
May, 7.30pm, details
I am working on new solo and Camerata Ritmata
programmes and a new duo with cellist
full info to come....
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his solo and chamber music performances and also as a leader
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Chaconne from Bachís D minor Partita, written for violin, took on a
gentle gravitas in its guitar version, beautifully yet simply stated
through Thackerís impeccable precision."
"Thacker... as well as having the instrumental mastery
to play demanding pieces with apparent ease, boasts a
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"Simon Thackerís compositions and reworkings demonstrate his skill and
sensitivity in the teeth of what amounts to a considerably complex and
original journey with little precedent. His mastery of the guitar allows
him to pilot through unchartered waters with great conviction."
"The guitar is
often underrated as a solo instrument, but Thacker
demonstrated with startling virtuosity just how versatile
and exciting it can be in the right hands."