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Intercultural Residency Series
Fall 2008

Highlights of Shubha Mudgal Residency:

World Music Concert 10/18: Passageways of the Soul
Photography Exhibit: Spotlight on South Asia, October 13-27
Spotlight exhibit reception/presentation: 10/15, from 12-1
Film: Raincoat 10/15

Public School Outreach Program: October 16

Residency

Shubha Mudgal: Passageways of the Soul
October 15-18, 2008

From a living tradition extending back thousands of years, Shubha Mudgal’s richly textured voice takes the listener on a musical journey that draws inspiration from medieval Sufi poetry, romantic love, and the paradoxes of modern life. Mudgal’s music, whether heard on stage or in film, explores the hidden passageways of the soul, balancing extraordinary discipline and breathtaking virtuosity with the improvisation of the imagination.

Join Shubha Mudgal and musicians Aneesh Pradhan, tabla; Sudhir Nayak, harmonium; and Murad Ali, sarangi on Saturday, October 18 for an evening of North Indian classical music, as these consummate artists illuminate the beloved Hindustani styles, from the profound beauty of Khyal to the sensuous imagery of Thumri.

This concert concludes a four-day residency, part of the MusicUnitesUS Intercultural Residency Series at Brandeis University. We invite you to share in these four days of open classes, discussions, film, concerts, and workshops as we explore the many facets of Shubha Mudgal’s work and commitments, ranging from South Asian poetics and spirituality to Indian cinema, pop music and the Internet!

Residency Events

Across campus, all events open to the public

Wednesday, October 15

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 215, Slosberg Music Center
Spotlight on South Asia photography exhibit reception.
Join Brandeis students in a virtual tour with photos highlights of their experiences in India.
Cosponsors: Office of Global Affairs, Office of Study Abroad

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Slosberg Recital Hall
Open Class with visiting artists.
Join SAS 100a Introduction to South Asia with instructor Harleen Singh
Cosponsors: GRALL, South Asian Studies

3:40 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Women’s Studies Research Center
Discussion with artists, scholars, and students on Gender and Art in South Asia
Join "Women and Gender in Culture and Society: An Interdisciplinary Perspective" WMGS 5a. Panelists: Residency musician Shubha Mudgal, Rajashree Ghosh (Resident Scholar, WSRC), Sarah Lamb (Chair, Anthropology and South Asian Studies Program), Harleen Singh (Co-Chair, South Asian Studies Program, Women's and Gender Studies Program, GRALL)
Cosponsors: Women’s Studies Research Center, International Center For Ethics, Justice and Public Life, WMGS

7:00 p.m.
Location: Heller G04
Film: Raincoat, a film by Rituparno Ghosh
Includes music performed by visiting artist Shubha Mudgal
Cosponsors: English and American Literature

Thursday, October 16

9:00 a.m. – 12:00
Slosberg Recital Hall (two performances)
Performances for visiting schools
Cosponsors: Music Department and the Waltham Public Schools

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch with visiting artists (reservations required)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Performance: Informal Set at the Atrium
Join residency guest artists Shubha Mudgal, voice; Aneesh Pradhan, tabla; Sudhir Nayak, harmonium; and Murad Ali, sarangi in an impromptu late afternoon set – performers’ choice – in the stunning atrium space.  Close your eyes and enter the timeless soundscape of South Asia.
Cosponsors: Music Department

Friday, October 17

9:00 a.m. – 10:30
Slosberg Recital Hall
Open Class with visiting artists
Classical and Popular Intersections: Music in South Asia and Beyond
Join CP 201 Making Culture: Theory and Practice with instructor Mark Auslander, and ANTH 134a South Asian Culture and Society with instructor Smita Jassal.
Cosponsors: Cultural Production, Anthropology

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall
Open Class with visiting  artists
Music and Visions of the Sublime
Join ANTH 1a Introduction to the Comparative Study of Human Societies with instructor Mark Auslander and ENG 20a Bollywood: Popular Film, Genre, Society with instructor Ulka Anjaria.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall
South Asian Improvisation Workshop
Take the opportunity to learn the tradition of melody and rhythm from visiting South Asian master musicians.  What is the boundary between discipline and freedom, structure and improvisation?  Explore raga and tal…bring your instrument.  Sign up for free workshop: eissenbe@brandeis.edu
Cosponsored by Music

Saturday, October 18

Concert and Preconcert Talk

7:00 p.m.
Rose Art Museum
Preconcert Talk: "A Walk Through a Khyal Recital," by George Ruckert, Senior Lecturer in Music, MIT
Cosponsored by the Rose Art Museum

8:00 p.m.
Slosberg Recital Hall
Concert: Passageways of the Soul

Concert is SOLD OUT


Join Shubha Mudgal and musicians Aneesh Pradhan, tabla; Sudhir Nayak, harmonium; and Murad Ali, sarangi for an evening of North Indian classical music, as these consummate artists illuminate the beloved Hindustani styles, from the profound beauty of Khyal to the sensuous imagery of Thumri.
Cosponsored by MITHAS and Music

 

Brandeis tickets:
781-736-3400
Tickets are $25/$15
Series subscription rates available

For more information
781-736-4867

 

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