World at Karamel: Perseverance [Wed 9th April]
Perseverance, a new work composed by The Jonathan Mayer Ensemble was commissioned as part of the zerOclassikal Project with Collage Arts over a series of month long workshops collaborating with diverse musicians such as Mitel Purohit, Steve Tromans and Andrew Bratt.
Perseverance explores the vulnerability of hope –in a world embroiled in harsh severity, where beautifying is its only hope to survive it. Jonathan Mayer picks this important theme as way of claiming south Asian classical music is very much a contemporary musical genre which can be used to create new material about important issues and subjects. “Music should allow you think about the world around you, not just sound pretty.”
Jonathan hopes the work pioneers progression within Indian Classical Music and more musicians step forward to explore expression through this music genre with its rich tradition and heritage.
Perseverance will be performed on Wednesday 9th April from 7.30pm at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ.
Although entry is free, booking in advance is advised by calling 020 8829 8962 or 020 8829 8989.