Rasa Duende: Improvisations
29 Jun 2013 | Saturday 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Rasa Duende is a collaboration between internationally acclaimed musicians Bobby Singh (tabla), Adrian McNeil (sarod) and Damian Wright (flamenco Guitar), Rasa Duende’s first recording “Improvisations” explores meeting points between Hindustani and Flamenco traditions through a deep understanding and engagement with both of these highly expressive music cultures.
The trio explores meeting points between the melodies, rhythms and aesthetic thought that is deeply embedded in both music genres. Through the primacy of improvisation, the artists respectfully engage with a range of this traditional material, and then arranges it into a new collaborative setting. This approach allows the artists to create a sound that is both fresh and unique but, at the same time, deeply rooted in the tradition and musical sensibilities of these two worlds.
Food & Music
Discover the innate and flavorsome connections between Indian music and food. As a special gift to audiences, the trio will present a Hindustani cooking demonstration with a dash of Spanish flavoring. Through an entertaining, practical 40 min demonstration, the musicians discuss the recipe as likened to the composition of a Raga and its development in the mind of a performer, and how the methods of cooking Indian food reveal a fascinating insight into the melodic universe of a raga.
“Singh’s tabla playing is captivating.” – Australian Jazz
“A scintillating sarod performance …” – Times of India (New Delhi)
“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist… captivating” – John Shand SMH
7.00pm – 7.45 – Food demonstration/talk (Applies for first 50 ticket buyers only)
8.30pm – 9.15pm – First set
9.15pm – 9.30pm – Interval
9.30pm – 10.15pm Second set