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Between Khayal and O Sole Mio

Between Khayal and O Sole Mio - A World Premiere


Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future  Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities.

Amit Chaudhuri is one of the most highly regarded novelists writing today, as well as an acclaimed singer in the North Indian classical tradition. Working between and across art forms, Chaudhuri has come to believe that the raga in North Indian classical music is primarily a reshaping of what Marcel Duchamp called 'found material'.

In this World Premiere performance Chaudhuri will conduct a playful transnational experiment: taking a well-worn melody from the Western classical tradition he will investigate its interrelationship of notes so as to transform it into a raga. 

The performance will begin with a brief explanation of how the khayal in North Indian classical music is, as we know it today, a 20th-century modernist form. Accompanied by leading musicians, Nafees Irfan on the tabla and Ramesh Desai on the harmonium, Chaudhuri will then perform 'Khayal: O Sole Mio' in slow (vilambit) and fast (drut) compositions, before moving away from khayal with a few other pieces from the 'found music' repertoire in the jazz-blues-raga improvisatory idiom, with guitarist Adam Moore.

Time: 7pm


Standard - £10
Concession - £5.00
Carer - Free Entry

Concessions include:

Student/under 18
Universal Credit
Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance
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