Hindustani Violin Concert & Masterclass
South Asian Sound Interventions Presents
Hindustani Violin Concert
Sunday, October 2nd at 7pm*
Vidya Dengle, violin and Manpreet Bedi, tabla
*The Sunday concert at 7:00pm will be preceded by a reception of chai and samosas at 6:30pm.
Hindustani violin group master class
Monday, October 3rd from 4:30-5:30pm
Vidya Dengle, violin
The workshop will be aimed at giving interested students and members of the university community (with little or no previous knowledge of Indian music) a short introduction to Hindustani music through the violin. Topics of interest may include raga, ornamentation, technique, style, and musical roles. Please bring your own instruments to the master class.
Vidya Dengle, Hindustani violinist
Vidya Dengle is a performing musician, painter, sculptor, and published author of short stories for children. She studied violin in the Hindustani classical tradition with the late Ustad Zahoor Ahmed Khan of the Delhi Gharana and with Dr. Ashok Ranade in Mumbai. Familiar with American audiences, she has twice before conducted tours of American colleges and universities. She resides in Pune, Maharashtra.
Manpreet Bedi, tabla artist
Manpreet Bedi is a disciple of Taal Yogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar and Pandit Ramdas Palsule. He began learning tabla at the early age of six and continues the journey of education. Manpreet has accompanied many great artists such as L. K. Pandit, Pandit Nagaraj Rao havaldar, Vikas Kashalkar, Kumar Mardur, Pandit Brij Narayan (sarod), Milind Tulankar (jaltarang), Surmani Anupama Bhagwat (sitar), Sunil Avchat (bansuri), and Vikas Gupta (sitar). He works on collaborative music projects with Illinois State University professor and double bassist Bill Koehler, Illinois Wesleyan University professor of piano and composition David Vayo, Murray State director of percussion John Hill, and other jazz musicians inspired by various musical influences. His group is called Sonic Exploration Society (SES) and has released two CDs (Vandana—A Journey Together in 2004 and Syzygy in 2011).
Vidya Dengle YouTube video links (audio only):
SOUTH ASIAN SOUND INTERVENTIONS
A balanced regional representation of classical, popular, and vernacular musical repertories, this performing arts series provides opportunities for sustained engagement with South Asian artists and art worlds in our community. Guided by professional performers renowned for their originality, these events explore intersections of pedagogy and creative innovation in musical practices situated outside the canonic traditions of the Indian subcontinent.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and by the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS).