The Pune Music Society 2nd Meet was on the 14th June.
We had our first public recital the evening before that at The Loft (more about that in a separate post!). At the Meet this time, we had some new people who came to play, listen to music and become a part of the Pune Guitar Society.
We had a short round of discussion about the objectives and purpose of the PGS for people who came in for the first time and then we quickly moved to the music!
Just when we were about to do that, Pune’s own luthier Enoch Harold made his way in with a vibe which would engage us for the next couple or three hours! He talked passionately about guitar construction, guitar wood and its characteristics, guitar making history and current trends. Everyone was completely involved and trying to assimilate all this great stuff! (For getting in touch with Enoch, please visit – https://www.facebook.com/enochguitars)
Inspiring and wonderful – This was the very young Eesha! She is an amazing player! She could remember pieces from Grade 6, 2, 1 from her Trinity Exams! She has great promise and we wish to hear her play more and more!
Veda Aggarwal played the Bach very well. She always manages to take us into a different sonic space with her Bach playing! Veda, with her incessant energy and beautiful playing will always be a musician to look out for wherever she is playing!
Back to Enoch! Enoch is a flamenco player along with being a luthier. He played different forms from Flamenco music, the Soleares, Farruca, Bulerias etc. His energetic playing got all of us almost on our feet! Shekhar came to listen to Flamenco rasgueados! He was sitting right in front of Enoch and did not utter a word till the gig was over, he was all ears and intently listening!
Jacob, Amit and Shekhar are starting on the guitar and played their pieces very confidently! The PGS is all about playing in front of everybody! It what we love to do!
Last, but not the least, our friend and mentor Jayant Sankrityayana recorded the whole session with his audio equipment. We sincerely thank him for this!
Rajan Barrett, based in Baroda came along with his friend and participated in the discussion and listening sessions. Towards the end, he played some pieces.
There were Puneri patties and some cool drinks to round it off!
All in all, a very inspiring and promising Meet #2 and we look forward to meeting everybody in the next session! Lots more coming up in July and August!
Keep playing and listening!