CITI – NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity
With Pratik Shrivastava (sarod), Anubrata Chatterjee (tabla), Rahul Wadhwani (piano), Rickraj Nath (guitar), Vaibhav Wavikar (drums) & Ralph Menezes (Bass guitar).
In today’s globalised world, music practitioners are exposed to a plethora of creative expressions and new sounds. No wonder that the past few decades have witnessed several accomplished musicians, especially from the younger generation, trying to relate inherited idioms with contemporary reality, and thus extending the frontiers of their respective traditions by collaborating with practitioners of other instruments and genres.
This idea is mirrored in the collaborative endeavour featuring some young talented musicians, led by Ambi Subramaniam, who is a versatile violinist adept in Indian and contemporary world music traditions. Joining him is Øystein Baadsvik, an eminent Norwegian tuba player known for his work, Fnugg; Shashank Subramanyam, an internationally reputed Grammy-nominated exponent of bamboo flute; and Selva Ganesh, a highly acclaimed practitioner of the kanjira, a frame drum from the south Indian tradition. The ensemble will be ably supported by a very talented band of young musicians wielding Indian and Western instruments.
The exploration will culminate in a musical dialogue between instruments showing influences of myriad traditions from Indian and Western classical, folk, to Norwegian and gypsy music. Though boundby technicalities of the individual instruments and aesthetics of their respective traditions, the artistes will strive for a musical dialogue, going beyond the conventional vocabulary and expressions. Thus, illuminating the unity underlying the diversity of musical traditions.
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