Where we experiment, explore and try out new ideas before they get scaled up to full concerts. Basement sessions offer opportunity to artists to showcase and develop their concepts. Happening since 2013.
“I am tired of stereotypes thrown at me of sitar as Indian curry restaurant music. I felt like wanting to show what goes in the kitchen of that restaurant – the heat, sweat, hard work… – just felt like changing a few rules!’ Jonathan Mayer experimented with playing Rag Gujari Todi backwards starting with the jal and ending with the alaap. Performed at Cockpit Theatre / Sept 2013
Conspirators of Pleasure featuring Poloumi Desai and Simon Underwood play broken sitars with sounds from any broken objects to create a electronic score based on a raga structure.