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Mark Fell, Rian Treanor & more - A Carnatic Paradigm
Fri 7 April 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
This event will feature the debut live presentation of works from ‘A Carnatic Paradigm’ – a new project that responds to the systems and processes of Carnatic music of South India. The performances will include new works by Mark Fell, Rian Treanor, Nakul Krishnamurthy and various artists for the south Indian Carnatic tradition.
After last year’s stunning performance by the Carnatic music ensemble to close Counterflows we asked Mark Fell if he would consider creating a new piece that explores the complex systems present in Carnatic music; how those systems relate to creative practices and musical vocabularies; and the correspondences with his own musical methodologies and critical writings on technology.
In November 2016 Mark, Rian Treanor and Alasdair Campbell spent 10 days in Chennai researching carnatic music. this involved meeting musicians, attending temple performances, observing lessons and exploring the basic fabric that Carnatic music is built on.
The focus of the research visit was not to learn to play carnatic music or to take part in cross cultural improvisations, but to carefully examine the structures and methods found in this music and to enter into a mutually supportive dialogue with those active in this tradition.
AC Projects acknowledges the continuing support of British Council and Creative Scotland in the realisation of this project.