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Riverside Ragas: Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti: Trikala

Riverside Ragas: Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti: Trikala


Riverside Ragas:  Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti: Trilaka
Friday 9th November 2018
7:15pm Talk / 8:00pm Performance
Tickets: £13.10 pp / Family ticket available 
Box Office: Online at sagegateshead.com or call 0191 443 4661

The official launch performance of the GemArts supported Trikala double album by Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti.

Composer and classical guitarist Simon Thacker’s deep lifelong immersion in the folk, classical and spiritual forms of the Indian subcontinent and intuitive ability to propel traditions forward sees him create gloriously unpredictable, extraordinarily expansive music for his gifted Svara-Kanti ensemble. This formidable trio features violinist and Britten Sinfonia leader Jacqueline Shave and Sukhvinder Singh “Pinky”, one of India's most dynamic tabla players whose many notable achievements include playing on the Grammy Award winning Ry Cooder/VM Bhatt album “A Meeting By The River".
 
Trikala is an epic which sets a new benchmark for Indo-Western collaboration, recorded over three years in both the UK and India. The launch focuses on the instrumental work which is the emotional heart of the album, drawing on both the Hindustani and Carnatic classical systems as well as a fierce individuality, channelling the explosive virtuosity of three of today’s finest performers.
 
As part of GemArts Riverside Ragas concert series, tickets holders can also attend the pre-concert talk at 7.15pm, free of charge.
 

Presented by GemArts with Sage Gateshead.

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