Soumik Datta: Mone Rekho
Memories, echoes and time-cycles collide in this multidisciplinary concert by the Aga Khan Music Award-winning composer and sarod player, Soumik Datta.
Mone Rekho (or ‘Remember’ in Bengali) is an immersive concert that weaves Indian music with electronic hybrids, visual collages, cinematic scenes, personal anecdotes and bursts of comedy.
A production in two halves, we see Soumik move between the roles of student, storyteller and master musician in a space that shifts from concert hall to classroom; from care homes to the streets of Kolkata.
Everyone is left with something to think about – from remembering lost memories to learning something new. Intimate yet expansive, Mone Rekho stretches your imagination.
Produced by Soumik Datta Arts in partnership with Bagri Foundation, University College of London, Hawkwood Centre, PRS Foundation, Dartington Trust, Arts Council England, G5A Forum and BNP Paribas.
Soumik Datta sarod and artistic director Gurdain Singh Rayatt tabla Prattyush Banerjee mentor Camilo Tirado surround sound engineer Simon Daw visual designer Zoe Svendsen dramaturg Dr Naaheed Mukadam research facilitator
Dates & times
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