ART MUSIC OF INDIA - Hindustani music concert


Friday, 2013, June 21 - 17:30 to 21:00

ART MUSIC OF INDIA - Hindustani music concert

21.06.2013 - 17:30h / 19:00h
La Rambla 7
Free admission


17:30hLecture on Hindustani music by Sankalp Gulati, researcher of the Music Technology Group (UPF). The lecture will be in English.

19:00h – Concert with:

Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli – vocals
Tapan Bhattacharya - tabla


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.

Information about the program


In collaboration with:

CompMusic Project


with the support of:

Arts Santa Mònica
Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
SGAE Fundación Autor



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