Brooklyn Raga Massive presents The Unstruck Sound
Friday, February 24, 2017
7:00 PM–8:15 PM
Brooklyn Raga Massive presents The Unstruck Sound, an interactive concert inspired by the Vedic concept of Anahata Nada, the primordial sound that emanates from the universe.
OM, the primordial vibration, the big bang which created all from nothing, is the original unstruck sound. In Indian classical music, OM is represented by the drone of the tanpura.
This interactive performance begins with a brief lesson in overtone singing and pronouncing OM while clearly enunciating the harmonics. Group chants of OM will evolve into drones of overtone singing. Later guitar loops, Indian classical violin, and flutes join to create cosmic soundscapes reaching for the unstruck sound.
Neel Murgai (vocals, percussion)
David Ellenbogen (guitar, electronics)
Arun Ramamurthy (violin)
Eric Fraser (bansuri)
OM Lab is made possible through the generosity of HARMAN. Additional support provided by contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund. This program is presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment.
About the artists
Dubbed “Leaders of the Raga renaissance” by The New Yorker, Brooklyn Raga Massive has been praised by the Wall Street Journal for “expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean,” and for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” by The New York Times.
Member Tickets: $22.50