Justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo, the Grigoryan brothers take the classical guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music rarely seen in the musical world and will take audiences to another dimension at council’s Venue 114 at 7.30pm on Friday, March 29.
With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and the ability to draw emotion from every note, there are no boundaries, only new frontiers for Slava and Leonard Grigoryan.
It is not uncommon to hear painters, sculptors, writers and musicians speak of how their art flows through them, not from them – they are mere conduits. And so it is for the Grigoryan Brothers, whose performances are marked by an intangible connection to the soul of the music they play. They are so “in the moment” that the term mindfulness seems at odds with their state of mind – more to the point, they are free from thought and allow the music to just be.
While it is their individual and combined artistry that brings the music alive, they are forever grateful to the composers and arrangers who have provided the framework from which they speak.
For this performance, Slava and Leonard are honouring those past, present and future who have provided the fuel for their fire by performing some favourite works from their back-catalogue of recordings – from Bach to Towner, and Tchaikovsky to Lovelady.
They will also be performing their own compositions and arrangements, including a selection from the soundtrack to the movie A Boy Called Sailboat, which they wrote and recorded and is due for global release in 2019.
The movie has already won a number of awards, including best Best Director and Best Screenplay at the prestigious Boston Film Festival.
Audiences will also hear works from Slava and Leonard’s next recording project of Handel keyboard suites, masterfully arranged for them by their father Edward, which is to be released in late 2019.
Tickets are $40 per person, $35 for concessions, $25 for tertiary and high school students. To book, visit www.venue114.com.au or call 5413 1400 (phone charges do apply). This is a licenced event and minors need to be accompanied by an adult.
Venue 114, formerly known as Lake Kawana Community Centre, is located at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. Event parking is free and public transport is available nearby.