"Param Vir, born in India, is among the most gifted of contemporary composers for whom the example of the 20th-Century modernist masters remains a valid source of creative expression and renewal.  In particular, his operas are acknowledged to be fruitful contributions to the direction of music-theatre of the last two decades, as compelling in their theatricality as in their commitment to compassion and self-discovery." (Nicholas Williams) read more >


Raga Fields - for Sarod and Mixed Ensemble. Extract by Klangforum Wien conducted by Enno Poppe, 23 May 2015 Konzerthaus Vienna. Sarod soloist Soumik Datta.


Charlotte Riedijk as West-Wind-Rising, in a keynote aria from the opera Black Feather Rising. Video by Hans Hijmering.

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30 September 2016

STRAVINSKY’S OEDIPUS REX at Royal Festival Hall - A rivetting myth, ablaze with light and energy

Once a year, perhaps twice a year, one might get to a concert in London that goes down... more

02 November 2013

CRITICAL ACCLAIM for Cave of Luminous Mind - Read a small selection of reviews

The performance of Cave of Luminous Mind at the BBC Proms on 21st August generated a... more

28 May 2013

MUSIC WITHOUT MINOR SECONDS - A Harmonic Field for "Cave of Luminous Mind"

Music without minor seconds? Why not! The central atonal field in the fast movement... more


24 November 2016


A work inspired by Korean monastic ritual drumming, and commissioned by the Korean... more

09 February 2017

DRUM OF THE DEATHLESS - with the Royal Academy of Music

Performance of the 4-drum version with the Percussion Ensemble of the Royal Academy of... more

08 April 2017

ABLAZE! at the International Music Festival, Heidelberg

Part of the "DIWAN OF SONG" series, curated by Burkhard Kehring, who played the world... more

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