M emory is a funny thing. Looking back on the “few scattered memories” of the time he spent in Kazakhstan as a child, renowned classical guitarist Slava Grigoryan says that everything he recalls from then is in black and white, while all his memories after that are coloured. “That’s very strange. It has to do with the history of photographs that we’ve got; it must be a big part of it,” he muses.

Grigoryan was about...

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