The zerOclassikal project, a partnership between zeroculture and Collage Arts continues to offer a new approach to south Asian classical music, aiming to provide British born and trained musicians the voice and platform to explore what their identity brings to the ‘ancient’ musical genre . The Project facilitates progressions, experiments and developments of the genre, featuring commissions of new ragas, new interpretations, compositions, and improvisations.
Our new Basement Sessions Season is here!
Doors open 7pm
Music starts 8pm
Tickets £8 on the door/online
£6 early bird tickets available
Basement Sessions Double Bill: Wednesday 25th October
Sowmyah Anandanadesan and Dhruv Sarma
Multi-talented musician and upcoming Carnatic Vocalist, Soumyah presents a vocal recital showcasing the variety of compositions and ragas within the genre. Having gained training since the age of 4, Soumyah has been performing and conducting a variety of performances leading her to develop her own strong and spirited style of singing.
Hindustani vocalist Dhruv Sarma performs a vibrant classical repertoire, showcasing how a raag is developed through impressive improvisation. As a member of the well-known band, Fusion Project, his development in understand different genres has enabled a unique style to his classical range.
Basement Sessions Double Bill: Wednesday 29th November
Prabhat Rao and Pradeepa Sivasanthiran
Prabhat Rao is a leading Hindustani Classical Vocalist of the younger generation. Based in London, he has had rigorous training under Guru Chandrima Misra of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, UK. He has toured as a solo vocalist in the UK, Europe and Asia and is now also a part of UK’s national youth ensemble, Tarang. His performance features delving deeper into the emotions of Khyal and demystifing this ancient art form.
Pradeepa is a talented Carnatic Veena player whose strong classical training has imbibed in her a deep respect for South Asian arts and the culture from which it springs. Having performed in various venues and festivals throughout the UK, she values foremost the universality of the ancient instrument to entrance listeners with its musical storytelling.
For updates on the project, visit: www.zeroclassikal.org.uk
Online ticketing available HERE.