Date(s) - 02/12/2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Gyaan Adab Centre
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CONNECTING TRADITIONS – A GUITAR RECITAL
It is always intriguing to remember that, as listeners, we converge upon music from very different, individual perspectives. This is equally true for the creators of music.
While instrumental music, in particular, seeks to totally eschew visual references and replace it with the abstract unfamiliarity of non-verbal sonic textures, the roots of music, traced backwards, diverge into multiple sources: birdsong, found sound, everyday noises and many more – and the unlimited human capacity to construct patterns and metaphors over life experiences. This capacity quite regularly transcends any notion of “schools of music”, and results in incessant and sustained musical diversity across the world.
Over time, these roots have inexorably interwoven traditions, cultures and sounds, to the extent that no “genre” in music can ever claim to exist in majestic isolation.
This concert, while offering music that is duly recognised as “serious” classical guitar repertoire, reflects the eclecticism of the selected composers over the featured timespan. Influences range from folk music traditions from different parts of the world, non-musical narratives, jazz and even rock and pop music that have become traditions in their own right. These diverse roots display their convergence here within the formalism of a solo classical guitar performance.
Kabir is a classical guitarist from Bangalore. He started playing guitar at the age of ten and has continued ever since. His interest in music grew considerably, when he participated in the Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival for the first time, in 2012. He has since had a chance to take part in masterclasses from some of the biggest names in world of guitar. Kabir continues his musical journey side by side with his science studies at IISER Pune.
After a decade working in the software industry, Kuldeep is now fully focussed on music performance, teaching and all things musical. He plays the guitar in several styles, though his primary oeuvre remains the classical guitar. He has been awarded Grade 8 certificate from Trinity Guildhall. Kuldeep has extended his interests in most areas of guitar playing and has been a part of a well-received folk/blues-fusion ensemble “Sankara”. His initial training in Indian Classical music from his mother and exposure to Jazz has immensely influenced his musical thought. He has designed elementary and intermediate level music and guitar courses for reputed universities in India. He also composes music for films, documentaries and art installations.
While Jayant is primarily a guitarist with parallel interests in jazz and western classical music, he is better known to local jazz audiences as a bassist, usually on the upright version of that instrument. His interests in the ‘modern’ classical guitar, in which he holds an LTCL Recital Diploma, also influence his sparse and fluid approach to jazz improvisation. He is particularly enamoured of the piano trio format, which provides bassists with substantial expressive and textural freedom, and has performed regularly in the past decade. By day, he works as an automotive designer.