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Performance Dates

Fractus

by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

7-9 Jun 2016, 20:00

Paris, France

Sonic Boom Sessions

curated by Soumik Datta

Various Dates in 2016, 20:00

Richmix, London, UK

King of Ghosts

24 Sep 2016

Adelaide, Australia, Asia Festival

Tuning 2 You

Live at Sacred Pushkar Festival

13 Nov 2016

Rajasthan, India

King of Ghosts

19 Nov 2016

Hong Kong, New Visions Festival

About Soumik

Soumik Datta is a British Indian composer and virtuoso player of the sarod – a 19 stringed fretless instrument with a nomadic history spanning ancient Afghanistan, colonial India and modern day global downloads.

Soumik is not only a solo virtuoso. He is also innovative and generous, working with other musicians to create fabulous new pieces, bringing his sarod and their instruments to new and wider audiences around the world.

Trained by the sarod legend, Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta while completing his Masters in Composition at Trinity College of Music, Soumik performs in classical concerts. In 2014 he played his sarod for the instrument’s first concerto, composed by Param Vir, and he re-scored Satyajit Ray’s 1960’s epic Goopy Gayne Bagha Gyne for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Soumik has composed and released six albums through his own label. However, his artistic hallmarks are his collaborations with other artists. He has performed with Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bill Bailey, Manu Delago, Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar, Bernhard Schimpelsberger, Talvin Singh, Joss Stone, Shankar Mahadevan and many others.

Soumik Datta Arts is a charity set up in 2013 by Soumik Datta to support new, collaborative musical projects and to assist young talent. Based in London, its trustees are Sir David Green (Chairman), Nihal Arthanayake, Simon Broughton, Rachael Dennis, Ferdy Lovett, Freddie Matthews, Tristan Neagle, Shrina Shah, Sam Toolan and Tana Wollen.

Tuning 2 You

Lost Musicians of India
Soumik returns to his roots in India to discover Indian musicians off the beaten tracks.

Vivid and panoramic, "Tuning 2 You - Lost Musicians of India" is an adventure through a raw, undiluted India. Its soundtrack throbs with gypsy songs, qawwali and thundering drums played by under-represented folk and tribal artsts, who unite to collaborate with Soumik. Connecting people, religions and voices across the nation, this series is a homage to the human condition and its ability to rise, through music and find hope in unexpected corners.

Bagri Foundation

Developed in partnership with the Bagri Foundation

With an ever growing musical vision, Circle of Sound now launches its second album - Anti Hero. An alchemic synthesis of Indian and contemporary music, the new album includes orchestral strings, songwriting, live electronics and award winning special guests - Nitin Sawhney and Anoushka Shankar. And guess what? The band is giving the album away for FREE! All you need to do is fill in the form below:

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