Culture Monks & Alliance francaise du Bengale present ‘Nebulas’ as part of the Momentum Experimental Arts Festival 2018.
Place : Alliance francaise du bengal . Park Mansions. Park Street
Date : March 23, 2018
Time – 6 pm – 7 pm
Nebulas is a performance which brings sound artists and musicians from different genres and styles together with the aim of providing a totally out of the box experience in music performance, in which the audience gets into a participative mode with their sounds, songs, poems, movements, etc. It is a kind of a metaphorical ( and maybe actual) dance. The session will also feature lie painting and contemporary dance which will interaction with the music session.
These are a group of musicians and vocalists who specialise in the most out-of-the-box performing techniques of these times. They will present a scintillating jamming session comprising mesmerizing vocals, ethnic sounds and awesome percussions. As mentioned above, our team is composed of a talented band of musicians comprising Pradip ‘Bula’ Chattopadhyay, Vishesh Kalimero & Pritha Chattopadhyay .
About the performers
Pradip Chattopadhyay is a founder member of the Bengali band Moheener Ghoraguli. He is the younger brother of Gautam Chattopadhyay. He is also a theatre person, filmmaker and ethnographer.Also known as Bula, Pradip is a flautist and vocalist. For the avid music afficionados of Kolkata, he needs no further introduction
Vishesh Kalimero is a self-taught musician and sound healer from Delhi who experiments with various ancient and personalised string instruments from around the world. He has been travelling all around the world in search of new instruments and sounds. Currently his principle instruments are the long-neck Turkish lute, Yayli Tambur, Rabab (Afghanistan), Sitar (Persia), Rudra Veena (India) and Erhu (China).He has also taught himself Mongolian and Tibetan throat singing methods and combines it with different ethnic sounds. Through his engagements, he inspires participants to seek, actively create and find magical and transforming sounds
Rahul Jigyasu is a trained tabla player with a heart of a contemporary musician and soul rooted deep in ancient tradition. He recently spent one year in Indonesia discovering dying percussive instruments and the craft of making bamboo instruments. He plays the Kendang, a 5 faced Indonesian drum, Gambang ,a huge bamboo xylophone, Pakhawaj and various other percussions.
Pritha Chatterjee is a lecturer in English Literature and her musical repertoire includes Rabindrasangeet, Hindusthani Classical music, ethnic vocals and throat singing….to name a few. She is a disciple of Pt Manik Sanyal(Indore gharana) and Vidushi Shubhra Guha (Agra Gharana). She is an empanelled vocal artist for AIR and Doordarshan and has two RabindraSangeet albums to her credit till date [“PREME PRANE GANE (2013)” and “Prathabhanga Prem (2016)”.
Momentum Experimental Arts festival is jointly organized by Littlei, A Wonderful World & Culture Monks.