a zerOclassikal commission in association with SAA-UK: Jasdeep Singh Degun
Jasdeep brings together the two prominent styles of Classical music in the form of a Sitar Concerto. Scored for sitar and string quartet, The Bridge, a radical and progressive commission explores melodic themes based on the more linear Indian classical ragas whilst opening up a new avenue of western classical harmony.
Finding the balance between two classical styles of music is challenging especially to grasp their depth and intricacies within one piece. Where Hindustani classical music focuses on rag and improvisation from a solo instrument, Western concertos form their identity around harmonies, movement, dissonance and the working of many instruments together. Jasdeep has taken this Concerto from a work in progress to a full commission to bring both aspects to life and give listeners from both genres something that they can fully appreciate.
Recently awarded the Sky Arts Award and Tarang Musician of the Year, Jasdeep Singh Degun represents the next generation of innovative and ground-breaking Indian Classical musicians of the UK. His talent and technique both as a performer and composer enable him to create a Concerto that brings together two styles of classical music in equal balance.
image: Ayesha Begum
Composer: Jasdeep Singh Degan
Musicians: Fuensanta Zambrana Ruiz, Tara Frank, Salomé Rateau
zerOclassikal in association with Collage Arts and The Artta