17 May, 2024

Moreton tunes in to Spanish vibes this weekend

Acclaimed Sunshine Coast musician Andrew Veivers brings his latest creative collaboration, Guitarra y Cuarteto, to Bribie Island this Saturday, May 18.

Moreton tunes in to Spanish vibes this weekend - feature photo

Directly translating to Guitar and Quartet, Guitarra y Cuarteto promises to be an electrifying and innovative concert series that draws on Veivers’ extensive career and deep passion for flamenco guitar, and is inspired by legendary musicians such as Manolo Sanlucar, Steve Reich, and Manuel de Falla.

This bold artistic synergy of guitar and strings introduces audiences to a fresh and energetic blend of Veivers’ original compositions and iconic Spanish works, all masterfully performed by Veivers and the Black Square Quartet.

Although fundamentally inspired by the Spanish classics, speaking with The Sentinel, Veivers said the project has also allowed him to follow his passion to honour and explore new directions for creative expression, incorporating artistic cues from French and Danish cinema and diverse musical styles such as Spanish waltzes, lullabies, theatre music, Brazilian jazz and flamenco.

“These are all musical styles that I have enjoyed socially with family and friends for decades but, for the most part, have only rarely drawn on for my composition and performance,” he said.

“This project has afforded me the perfect opportunity to infuse elements of these beautiful musical traditions into my work.”

He said one of the joys of working within the Australian arts scene was the freedom to draw upon a multitude of cultural influences.

“We are extraordinarily fortunate here to be part of a multi-cultural society where diversity of cultural influences and expression is encouraged in creative endeavours,” he said.

“It is beautiful to have freedom to explore creative expression.”

Veivers said audiences could expect the energy and passion of flamenco with the dynamic excitement of string quartet.

“Their passion for pushing musical boundaries aligns perfectly with my vision for this project, making them the ideal collaborators.”

Guitarra y Cuarteto performs at Bribie Island Recreational Hall on Saturday, May 18, 7.30pm.


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