Ticket - Khayal Manthan: Contemporizing the bandish - Feb 18 - 6:30 PM
About the Event
Can bandish-s become a medium for 21st century conversations? Can the proverbial “Saas-Nanad” and “Gopiyan” of yester-years step into a world of climate change and humanism?
Through Khayal Manthan, Radhika and Nishad experiment with contemporizing the lyrics of bandish-s and try to find the balance between tradition and modernity.
Join us for a musical evening followed by a discussion with the artists.
About the Artists
Nishad Matange is a vocalist trained in the Jaipur-Atrauli style. His music is known for striking a balance between the emotional and the intellectual. Nishad has performed at numerous venues across the country. He is an enthusiastic bandish-kar interested in using composition to understand musicality and Raag structure. He holds a PhD in Microbiology and runs a research laboratory at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune.
Radhika Joshi is a rising star of the Jaipur Atrauli gharana gifted with a mellifluous voice. She has performed khyal, thumri and bhajans all over the world. She holds a PhD in Economics and is the curator of the Jaipur Gunijankhana, a space for musical archiving and experimentation in Pune. Radhika was recently awarded a fellowship by the Sumanasa Foundation to work with modern and socially relevant themes in traditional music.
Pranav Gurav is a Pune-based table player with versatile repertoire and appeal. He has accompanied several greats of the Hindustani Classical world and has toured extensively in India and abroad.
Saumitra Kshirsagar is a musician with a keen sense for structure and composition. Apart from being a sought-after harmonium player, he is also a curator of various musical experiments under the label ‘Kalavadhan’.