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What is a Sitar Concerto? Richard: A Sitar Concerto is a piece which features Sitar as a solo instrument plus an ensemble of other musicians, be it an orchestra or a chamber ensemble. The Concerto form itself arose in the Baroque era of Western classical music in Italy, it them became an established form with
The season kicks off next week - Wed Jan 21st – with a new commission The Bridge by Jasdeep Singh Degun, a Sitar Concerto scored for sitar and string quartet. The Bridge, a work in progress commission explores melodic themes based on the more linear Indian classical ragas whilst opening up a new avenue of western classical harmony.
Our good friend Mithila messaged us a while back now introducing us to Zeroclassikal, a project at the time we thought was quite unusual, where the rules of Carnatic music would be questioned. Immediately we thought of harmonies, predominantly a Western concept which we were exposed through listening to Western Classical music, everyday radio and
We are proud to announce Mithila Sarma will be joining us to associatedly lead the project. Mithila, herself a musician (Veena player) represents the new generation of British born/trained south Asian classical musicians with awareness and experience of the sector. You can meet her at the zerOclassikal sessions -- this autumn season kicks off tomorrow
A reminder to book your tickets for our autumn season of the zerOclassikal music project, where we continue to offer platform to radical ideas and progressions in south Asian classical music. We begin the season on October 15th featuring a new commission Raganini - from music pioneer Kuljit Bhamra who brings an eclectic mix of
The season features two new work in progress commissions from Kuljit Bhamra and Kobini Ananth & Yarlinie Thanabalasingam. There is also a new commissioned set from Project 12..