Discover & Endure / An evening of music and narrative
Fri 5 April / 19:00
all ages / booking essential / £12 includes drink on arrival
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Guitarist Steve Garrett launches Discover and Endure, his new solo electric guitar album inspired by stories and experience of landscape, exploration and human endurance.
This evening marks the launch of Steve’s new album which re-imagines music from diverse sources – jazz, folk, rock, renaissance and orchestral. The narrative features quotes from key inspirational texts, including an introduction to RRS Discovery and the southern journey of 1902-3 which inspired the title track. Landscape inspiration is articulated by quotes from Nan Shepherd’s ‘The Living Mountain’ and realised in music by a new transcription of Gustav Holst’s ‘Egdon Heath’. Scottish traditional tunes give perspective on human endurance, from Padruig Mor MacCrimmon (’Lament for the Children’) or collected by Robert Burns (‘Lassie Lie Near Me’).
Born in London, Steve has lived and travelled across Britain, Antarctica and North America, and now calls Scotland home. Live audiences hear his solo electric guitar work as ‘serene’, ‘focusing’, ‘calming’, ‘beautiful’, ‘haunting’ and ‘hypnotic music’, and enjoy the ‘ambience of tranquility and pleasure’. His 2015 album ‘Even Song’ gained positive reviews, and he has performed across the UK.
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