Hindustani music - Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli


Friday, 2015, December 18 - 19:30

Hindustani Music with Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli

18.12.2015 - 19:30h

Sala Polivalent UPF Poblenou
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Free admission
Vocals: Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli
Tabla: Ramon Rodríguez Gómez

Hindustani music is a great art music tradition from the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, popularized in the west by the likes of Ravi Shankar. Evolved through many centuries, the contemporary form is primarily improvisatory, based on a melodic framework called rāg and rhythmic framework called tāl. There are various forms within Hindustani music such as dṛpad, khayāl, ṭumrī and bhajan that have different characteristics, varied musical complexities and serve different purposes. Predominantly an oral tradition, the performance nuances are influenced by music lineages called gharānās. The concert mainly includes a lead performer, with a melodic accompaniment (a harmonium or a sārangī), a rhythmic accompaniment (a tabla or a pakhāvaj) and a tānpura, which acts as a drone throughout the concert.

This activity is part of the research project CompMusic of the Music Technology Group and in included in the Art Music Of the World's concert series.



In collaboration with:

CompMusic Project


with the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra