Thursday, January 09, 2003


Good article by Luke Harding in The Guardian on composer Judith Weir’s recently completed tour of India with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. The highlight was Future Perfect, premiered in Britain two years ago, which features a collaboration between Weir and British-based Indian storyteller Vayu Naidu. It includes “unusual orchestral combinations, notably the harp with the tabla, a pairing Weir half-jokingly describes as the new drum'n'bass.” The group, including four BCMG musicians and tabla player Sarvar Sabri, visited Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Delhi.

There is a 4'38" extract from 'Future Perfect' on Unknown Public's .comp [sic]. See also the British Council's Connecting series of cultural events focussed on West India.

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