Keeping the essence of the raga…
A new work taking the idea of a western ensemble to North Indian classical music.
Most Indian Classical Music is improvised based and homophonic in nature, so to create an ensemble of Indian instruments playing polyphonic textures challenges the musicians and the very fabric of the genre.
It explores the elements that are not present like counterpoint, harmony and ensemble yet keeps the fundamental essence of raga.
Altered Boundaries feature Jonathan Mayer on main sitar joined by highly skilled and accomplished Indian classical musicianship of William Rees Hofmann on sarod, Sky Award artist Jasdeep Singh on second sitar and Surjit Singh on sarangi.
Funded by Arts Council and Radcliffe Trust.