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Soor and Taal (Melody and Rhythm): Introduction to Indian Music
June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Indian classical music is different in many ways from Western classical music. This year’s Platform dedicated to music will feature explanations and demonstrations of “Raag” (melodic patterns) and how different Raagas are formed that lead to different melodic tunes, as well as rhythm patterns.
Musical performances will open and close the Platform. Dr. Sharad Sathe started learning Tabla at age 11 and has accompanied many musicians both in India and in the US after moving to America in 1967. He taught himself the Harmonium some thirty years ago when he also started composing his own music. Since then he has also accompanied many vocalists on the Harmonium.
In 2010, Dr. Sathe produced a CD of his own compositions with young professional singers, Abhal Swara Ranganche, meaning a sky of colorful notes. Dr. Sathe retired from Mallinckrodt in 2001 as Technical Director of Process Chemistry and Technology. He has since taught many students both Tabla and Harmonium. In 2015, two of his Tabla students were finalists in a national competition. He is a co-founder of the Indian Classical Music organization Sangeetha, started in 1983.
[Rescheduled after being snowed out in March!]