Steve Gorn + Ehren Hanson
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Steve Gorn (bansuri) + Ehren Hanson (tabla)
Steve Gorn, whose flute is said to “˜re-align the cells,’ is featured on the 2011 Grammy winning recording, “Miho ““ Journey to the Mountain,” with the Paul Winter Consort, as well as the Academy Award winning Documentary film, “Born into Brothels,” He has performed Indian Classical Music on the bansuri bamboo flute in concerts and festivals throughout the world. Well known to audiences in India and the west, he is one of the few westerners recognized to have captured the subtlety and beauty of Indian music. His CD, “Luminous Ragas”, is a landmark recording of music for yoga. Recent recordings include Rasika, with tabla by Samir Chatterjee, and Illuminations, with Nepali flutist, Manose.
Ehren Hanson began learning tabla when he was 15 years old under Misha Masud of New York City. In 2000, he was accepted as a disciple by the great Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and has developed into an exciting performer and a dynamic teacher. Ehren then went on to teach rhythm as an assistant professor at Bard College in 2002 and in 2005 he received the prestigious Senior Performing Arts Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. He has had the honor of accompanying great musicians such as Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Pandit Subrata Roy Chaudhuri, Steve Gorn, and others. In 2012, The Time of India described his tabla solo performance as “enthralling.” Ehren currently lives in New York where he is an active performer and teacher. He is also the director of the Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla.