Ticket - Noori ki or - Kavish Seth - 12 May - 6:30 PM

Rs. 499.00

About the Event

Come, and witness Noori! 

Kavish, singer-songwriter-poet, has crafted the musical instrument Noori over the past seven years. He will perform his original compositions, all on the Noori, for the first time. Noori, with its versatile design and microtonal polyphonic capabilities, makes it possible to play various music genres on the same instrument - such as Hindustani, Arabic, and Western. 

The concert also features Ashish Biswas on tabla, and Gursharan Singh on rabab, sarod, and Noori. In addition to the performance, there will be demonstrations of all the Nooris made so far, along with a brief talk on the instrument-making process, the luthier communities, and the collaborative future of World Music that it envisages.

About the artist

Kavish Seth is an independent singer, songwriter, and poet who writes and composes primarily in Hindustani. He invented and patented an instrument ‘Noori’ - an evolution from guitar, rabab, oud and sarod. He has performed across 72 cities, villages, and towns in India and twice overseas - in Moscow and Tel Aviv, Israel. His musical project is named Zubaan; where independent artists from different musical and linguistic backgrounds, across different villages, towns, city come together, collaborate and perform across the mainlands. Chapters of Zubaan have started in
 Odisha ( Bhubaneswar, Kendrapara), Uttar Pradesh (Varanasi,Deoria,Lucknow), Uttarakhand (Dehradun, Kausani), Rajasthan (Khetri, Jaipur), Maharashtra (Mumbai,Nagpur/Wardha/Gadchiroli), Bhojpuri (Patna,Ranchi,Siwan) West Bengal (Kolkata, Santiniketan), Gujarat (Ahmedabad, Rajkot), Karnataka (Bengaluru) 
where around 45 artists have been collaborating and performing all across the mainlands. He was recently awarded as the Most Talented Upcoming Musician by Piyush Goyal, and Devendra Fadnavis in the NavBharat Times award ceremony.  

Kavish has crafted a new musical instrument, which is an evolution from guitar, rabab, oud and sarod. Both polyphonic and monophonic music is possible on it, i.e. chords, as well as shruti vaadan, possibly making it an instrument where all Hindustani, Western and Arabic maqamat music are playable. He had received an IFA (Indian Foundation for the Arts) grant for developing two Nooris by experimenting further. There are 4 iterations of Noori made to date. Currently, Kavish is researching further at IIT Kanpur as well in collaboration with Prof Anurag Gupta.

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