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Brent Arnold and Aditya Kalyanpur

Electroacoustic Cello and Tabla

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cellist and composer Brent Arnold and tabla master Aditya Kalyanpur will delve into the interactions between the tabla drum and the electroacoustic cello through looping, layering, and experimenting with different ways of modulating the cello and tabla.

Kalyanpur’s virtuosic tabla playing can give a few scattered notes a powerful, propulsive weight, or unleash volcanic layers of rhythm. Arnold’s polyglot music moves far beyond the classical, using live electronic processing of the cello to create layered, orchestral weight or otherworldly effects. Their compositions juxtapose the tight interplay of Indian classical music with a cinematic sense of space.

Tonight’s concert will feature new pieces from Arnold and Kalyanpur that are more acoustic in nature, as well as the world premiere of two new works.

Presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment.




About the Musicians

Image by Julieta Feroz


Brent Arnold has released two albums of solo cello music and is a founding member of Ghost Quartet with Dave Malloy. He has worked with artists including the Antlers, Reggie Watts, Eyvind Kang, Filastine, Baby Copperhead, and Lullabies for Falling Empires. Brent has also studied with violinist Michael White (Pharoah Sanders, John Handy) and cellist Walter Grey (Kronos Quartet).


Aditya Kalyanpur has worked with greats like A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Shankar Mahadevan, Pandit Jasrajji, Larry Coryell, George Brooks, and Kenwood Denard, as well as pop and rock artists from Katy Perry to Keith Richards. He founded the New England School of Music in Boston and the Shyamal Music Foundation in Mumbai.

Advance Tickets: $22.00

Day of: $25.00

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