Tarot Cards is a musical exploration of the mystical universe surrounding the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot deck. Each composition in the suite is a depiction of how I was inspired by the imagery of the card.
Tarot Cards is a collection of short pieces where each composition represents the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot deck. When listening to the work, you will be reminded of a voyage you once took through a far away country where foreign sounding melodies blended pleasingly with traditional harmonies.
Tarot Cards can be divided in two halves, and the first half consists of human characters and deities. First up is the quick, witty and and humourous Juggler starting off the series. Next we move to the more serious and imposing figures of the Emperor and the Pope. The middle characters of Tarot Cards are of a more dark and serious nature. The characters that we find in the middle include the Hermit and the Hanged Man.
The latter half of Tarot cards transitions from characters to objects You will hear the celestial objects like the moon and the star. In these compositions I use the full gamut of sounds that are playable with the Classical Guitar. You will hear techniques ranging from percussive guitar to the flute like sounds of guitar harmonics.
Tarot Cards is a suite for Classical Guitar which I originally started composing back in 2015 but only started serious work on the suite in 2017. I finished composing the entire suite and recorded the whole work in 2019. This is Classical Guitar for the 21st century.
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Composed and performed by Brett Vachon, solo guitar
Recorded and Produced by Brett Vachon
Mixed and Edited by Brett Vachon
Mastered online by Landr
Album Design and Layout by Brett Vachon
Photography by Vanessa Beaumont