Delhi-born composer Param Vir spent his early years steeped in Indian classical music, coming to the UK in the 1980s to study composition in a western idiom. Vir’s second BCMG Sound Investment commission will integrate these two traditions by fusing Indian classical ‘ragas’ with his own highly developed harmonic language to create a concerto for sarod and ensemble.
Join composer Param Vir, British sarod maestro Soumik Datta, and BCMG and Chicago-based ensemble Fulcrum Point musicians, as we explore Vir’s concerto for sarod and ensemble through talks, performance, and work-in-progress workshops.
Param Vir: Constellations ~
Param Vir: Beyond the Reach of the World – Movement I *
Soumik Datta talk/demonstration: Introducing the sarod and Indian classical raga #
Stephen Newbould, Param Vir, Stephen Burns, Soumik Datta, and Sandeep Virdee: Group discussion
Param Vir: Sarod Concerto sketches – Open Workshop ~ #
Conductor: Stephen Burns ~
Sarod: Soumik Datta #
Percussion: Tom Lee (Royal Academy of Music student) *
Cello: Auriol Evans (Royal Academy of Music student) *
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