dimanche 24 septembre 2017

Balkan music with Laurent Clouet (clarinet) and Fakhroddin Ghaffari (percussions) - Spic Macay World Heritage concert

In order to promote the knowledge of European and World's traditional music in India, Kalasetu is collaborating again with Spic Macay (the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) for two lecture demonstrations around Balkan music with the French clarinet player Laurent Clouet and the Iranian percussionist Fakhroddin Ghaffari.
The first lec-dem will happen in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie on 26th, the second in IIT-Roorkee on 27th September.

Laurent Clouet (clarinet)

Laurent is a French clarinet player who has learnt music from the Balkan (Southeast Europe) with great masters such as Selim Sesler (Turkey), Petar Voinikov (Bulgaria) and Manos Achalinotopoulos (Greece). Through his travels and meetings with musicians from various backgrounds in Europe and Asia, he has developed a great sense of improvisation and knowledge of many different musical forms.

Fakhroddin Ghaffari (percussions)

Kurdish-Iranian percussionist Fakhroddin Ghaffari has mastery over several Persian and Middle Eastern percussion instruments including his main instrument, the Iranian Tombak, as well as the Egyptian Darbuka, the Kurdish Daf and the Turkish Doumbek. Fakhroddin has lived in India for the past 13 years performing and collaborating with top musicians from throughout India. He has shared the stage with artists such as Abida Parveen and Hansraj Hans.

SPIC MACAY is a non-political nationwide voluntary movement that organises programmes of classical music and dance, folk arts, crafts, yog, classic cinema screenings, heritage walks, etc. inside school and college campuses throughout the world to make students more aware about Indian and world heritage. This initiative makes education more holistic and meaningful as it highlights all that is abstract, subtle, inspiring and mystical in the world teaching one to look within oneself. SPIC MACAY runs on the energy of volunteers who come from all walks of life - students, teachers, housewives, professional and retired people, young and old." (spicmacay.com).

samedi 23 septembre 2017

[InChorus] #4: European Clarinet and Indian Santoor Duet - Alliance française of Delhi

The second season of [InChorus] starts with a concert featuring the collaboration of the French clarinet player Laurent Clouet and the Indian santoor player Abhay Rustum Sopori, two genius of improvisation gathered for a musical journey from the hills of Caucase to the mountains of Kashmir. 
They will be accompanied by Zakir Akhtar Husein on tabla and Rishi Shankar Upadhyay on pakhavaj.


[Laurent Clouet - Clarinet] is a clarinet and saxophone player, exploring a wide range of genres through his travels and meetings with mu­sicians from oral tradition. During the past fifteen years he specialized in music from the Balkan with great masters as Selim Sesler (Turkey), Petar Voinikov (Bulgaria). Manos Achalinotopoulos and Stavros Paz­arentsis (Greece). He is involved in many ensembles such as the Trio Bey.Ler.bey, a group of improvised music from the Balkans.

[Abhay Rustum Sopori - Santoor] is a young santur maestro who belongs to a family of great players from Kashmir, associated with the Sufiana Gharana. His grandfather. Pandit Shamboo Nath Sopori, and his father, Pan­dit Bhajan Sopori, have trained him since a very young age. Abhay has already been awarded several prestigious distinctions and has collaborated with many artists like the prominent conductor Zubin Mehta. 

accompanied by

[Zakir Akhtar Hussain - Tabla] started his training on tabla from his grandfather Late Ustad Mehdi Hussain Khan, from the tradition known as "Farrukhabad Gharana" and later from his father Ustad Akhtar Hasan. He is developing his career as a solo player as well as an accompanist of instrumental music, vocal music and Kathak performances. Zakir holds a MA in Music and graduated in Humanities from Kirorimal College (Delhi University). He is an A Graded approved artist of All India Radio.
[Rishi Shankar Upadhyay - pakhawaj] learnt from his grandfather, the late maestro Pt. Ramji Upadhyay and his father, the pakhawaj player Pt Ravi Shankar Upadhyay. The art of playing pakhawaj has been a tradition in his family for many generations. Rishi has given several solo and duet performances and also accompanied various reputed artist in India and around the World. He plays regularly with Abhay Rustum Sopori.

Création "Les flûtes enchantées" - Festival Berlioz 2017

Alliant grands ragas de la musique hindoustanie avec des extraits de pièces emblématiques du répertoire pour flûte traversière, "Les flûtes enchantées" mêlent musique, danse et poésie pour un voyage autour de la figure du pâtre musicien menant le spectateur de l'Europe à l'Inde.
La flûte de Krishna et la flûte de Pan se répondent dans ce spectacle musical poétique et dansé avec Rishab Prasanna à la flûte bansuri, Samuel Bricault à la flûte traversière et Valérie Kanti Fernando en danse bharatnatyam et récitation poétique. 
Cette création mise en scène par Kalasetu pour le festival Berlioz, commémore la découverte de la musique indienne à l’Exposition Universelle de 1851 par le compositeur français. Le thème du festival Berlioz 2017 est en effet "Berlioz à Londres au temps des expsositions universelles".
Première à l'amphithéâtre du Lycée agricole de la Côte-Saint-André jeudi 24 août.