The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)

Andrew Blanch & Vladimir Gorbach 

'Rain falls, and after, a sudden air of mushrooms and small things moving'
— Isobel Robin

Two of Sydney’s finest classical guitarists Andrew Blanch and Vladimir Gorbach perform a thoughtfully selected program in two parts. First, the digital premiere of a new Australian work by award-winning composer Christopher Sainsbury. Rain Falls and After evokes a blooming natural world at the micro scale. Taking inspiration from a haiku by the Australian poet Isobel Robin, Sainsbury says his piece gives a sense of “the universe within a few small square inches of land”. Imagine the rising of shoots and trickling of miniature dew droplets at dawn. Blanch and Gorbach perform in delicate unity, made only possible by their instrumental mastery and sensitive playing. To finish, Andrew Blanch performs one of the great solo works for classical guitar of the twentieth century, Waltz Op. 8, No. 4, composed by Paraguayan virtuoso Agustín Barrios.

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