Grigoryan Brothers: ‘We talk to each other through the guitars’
In classical circles and the wider Australian music scene alike, the Grigoryan Brothers’ name is shorthand for a mastery of the guitar while also finding adventurous ways ways to expand the instrument’s horizons.
But one level at least, Leonard and Slava Grigoryan’s new record Songs Without Words does pretty much what it says on the spine. “Many of the amazing classical composers also wrote ‘songs’,” Leonard explains. “And I guess they weren’t pop songs of the time but close to that, and it’s music that we’ve enjoyed for a long time and thought it would be interesting to try and get that across on two guitars – to try and “sing” on our instruments rather than voices.”