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Unfortunately due to the constantly evolving coronavirus situation, this event has been cancelled. We will contact ticket holders directly as soon as possible.
Simon Thacker’s Ritmata perform music from their extraordinary recent debut album 'Tàradh'.
Simon Thacker's Ritmata is the musical laboratory of one of Scotland's most distinctive and compelling musical figures. Distilling a musical lifetime defined by unstoppable forward momentum, Simon creates primal and multi-layered sound worlds.
By joining forces with three of Europe's leading improvisers in Paul Harrison (piano), Andrew Robb (bass) and Stu Brown (drums), their music pushes at collective boundaries with its compositional intricacy and improvisational telepathy.
Thacker draws on inspirations from Native America, medieval alchemy, Indian music and philosophy, Sephardic music, flamenco, Moroccan traditions and Ancient Roman mythology to create anew. Remarkably, over a month before release, the album centrepiece 'Quadriga in 5' was nominated for The Ivors Composer Awards, the most prestigious in the UK, in the category of “Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble”.
Experience some of the most powerful instrumental music of today that pushes at collective boundaries with its compositional intricacy and improvisational telepathy.
"A clear spiritual kinship with the great post-Coltrane quest for transcendence" Jazz Journal (UK)
"From the ancient Americas to pre-Renaissance Europe, from Mogul India, Pakistan and music from Azerbaijan so old it is simply accepted as “traditional” (the moving Bana Bana Gel), this was a journey through space and time." Elsewhere (New Zealand)
"You could call it soul music, though not in any conventional sense. As eclectically-inclined classical guitarist Simon Thacker explained, the aim of his Ritmata quartet is to take music from various parts of the globe, strip it down to essentials and render it new, sometimes echoing ancestral beliefs and emotions. This they do with surprising, often spectacular, results." The Scotsman
This event take place at UNESCO City of Music Studio at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall