2pm – 4.30pm
Explore Param Vir’s concerto for sarod and ensemble through talks, performance, and work-in-progress workshops.
Delhi-born composer Param Vir spent his early years steeped in Indian classical music, coming to the UK in the 1980s to study composition in a western idiom. Vir’s second BCMG Sound Investment commission will integrate these two traditions by fusing Indian classical ‘ragas’ with his own highly developed harmonic language to create a Concerto for sarod and ensemble.
Join composer Param Vir, British sarod maestro Soumik Datta, and BCMG and Chicago-based ensemble Fulcrum Point musicians, as we explore Vir’s concerto for sarod and ensemble through talks, performance, and work-in-progress workshops. Stephen Burns, Director of Fulcrum Point will lead the performance of Param Vir's embryonic score with the British and American musicians pooling their forces together for the first time.