Ariel Nurhadi and Andrew Blanch on Alchemy
Our November Recording of the Monthcomes from Australian guitarists Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi who have recorded Alchemy, their first album of duets for ABC Classic. Clive Pagetcaught up with them to find out what inspires their partnership, how they planned their program, how they worked around the pandemic, and what might come next.
When and how did the two of you meet, and when did you start playing duets?
Ariel Nurhadi:Andrew and I first met in Canberra in 2010 while we were studying at the Australian National University. Oddly enough, it wasn’t until about five years later that...