ALAAP FOR ASHOK (world premiere) – October 3, 2011

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On Monday, Oct 3, Grammy- award winning Indian classical sarangi player Dhruba Ghosh and Ensemble Constantinople will premiere “Stele VI Alaap for Ashok”, a work of memory Sandeep Bhagwati composed a month ago in response to the recent death of a long-time friend, artistic collaborator and mentor, eminent Indian musicologist and composer Ashok Ranade.
Ranade and Bhagwati were the co-composers of “Sangit Sambhav”, a work for chamber orchestra that has been played around the world by leading new music ensembles.

“Alaap for Ashok” is a comprovisation for musicians well versed in Indian/Arabian ways of improvising.

It will be performed by DHRUBA GHOSH – sarangi, voice, KIYA TABASSIAN – setar, voice , ZIYA TABASSIAN – percussion, RAVI NAIMPALLY – tablas, PIERRE-YVES MARTEL – viole de gambe in the context of Constantinople’s first concert of the season CHANTS DE L’AUBE (SONGS OF THE DAWN)

MONDAY October 3, 2011, 8 p.m.
Salle Pierre-Mercure [Centre Pierre-Péladeau]
300, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est,
Montréal Qc., H2X 3X6
Métro Berri-UQÀM

Tickets can be bought here.

Dhruba Ghosh will be artist-in-residence at matralab in April 2012.

Sandeep Bhagwati is the director of matralab.