Dhrupad concert and workshop calendar of

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Dhrupad the Call of the Deep is a documentary film on Dhrupad - the ancient classical court and temple music genre of North India, featuring as its main protagonists Dagar family patriarch Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar and Dhrupad singer Ashish Sankrityayan. The film documents the process of oral transmission of traditional knowledge and focuses on the complex linkages between Dhrupad and Indian spiritual and philosophical thought, literature, art and history and also on the relevance of Dhrupad in the context of the vast globalizing influences sweeping through India now.

The film documents in the first person, the interaction and the complex relation between a traditional Dhrupad maestro and his young student, with one of the two main protagonists - the student also wielding the camera, focusing mainly on his master and sometimes turning it on himself. The close physical distance between the two characters necessitates a cinematic language where the camera constantly moves around, following the movements of the protagonists and ranging over parts of the body or small objects or whatever is interesting, since only a small part of the whole picture can be accommodated in the frame at that close distance. Hand gestures or mudras are used as a voice and melodic technique in Dhrupad singing, and the film uses the complex gestures and hand movements of the singers as a metaphor for the art. There is nothing in the film that is preplanned or scripted. The things to talk about or sing were never decided beforehand. The interaction was shot as it occured over a period of about fives years. While the use of the camera by one of the protagonists would have undoubtedly influenced the interaction in subtle ways - the unobstrusive use of a very small palm sized camera and the fact that the protagonists get used to its constant presence after some time, ensured that this influence remained minimal.

In its phrasing, camera movements, micro and macro structure, the film mimics a typical performence of Dhrupad -the music it tells about.The film has several threads running through it, and through these parallel and sometimes intertwined threads shows how the story of Dhrupad is the story of Indian civilization itself, with its centuries of the meeting, assimilation and mutual enrichment of cultures and religions.

The Making of Dhrupad the Call of the Deep

This little clip from my raw footage illustrates the way I accumulated material for making this film. I was faced with many limitations which I had to overcome and even managed use to my advantage. Although digital handycams and tapes had become reasonably cheap when I started this work in 1999, I did not have the luxury of keeping the camera on as much as I would have liked to.

2015

11th April Copenhagen 12 - 18 hrs Dhrupad workshop Spiritual Center TinkuySkyttegade 3, 2200 Nørrebro København

11th April Copenhagen 19 hrs Dhrupad concert Spiritual Center Tinkuy Skyttegade 3, Nørrebro2200 København

29th May Fribourg Dhrupad Concert Espace Aurore Sorens Fribourg Switzerland

30thMay Geneva Dhrupad Concert Festival Poussière du Monde - Genève

31st May Geneva (Switzerland) Morning Dhruad with yoga meditation Festival Poussière du Monde

13th June Copenhagen 12 - 18 hrs Dhrupad workshop Spiritual Center TinkuySkyttegade 3, 2200 Nørrebro København

13th June Copenhagen 19 hrs Dhrupad concert Spiritual Center Tinkuy Skyttegade 3, Nørrebro2200 København

20th September Bubikon Zurich Festival Treffpunkt Der Kulturen Ritterhaus Bubikon

12th November Berlin Lecture on Dhrupad Humboldt University

14th November Kempten Allgäu (Germany) Dhrupad Concert

21st November Kempten Allgäu (Germany) Dhrupad Workshop

 

2014

21st January New Delhi Lalit Kala Academy National Seminar on Art Education

23rd February Khajuraho India Khajuraho Festival of Dances Choreography of Classical Dances with Dhrupad Compositions

9th May Luzern Switzerland Werkraum Rhythmik Wesemlinrain 16 , 20hrs Concert

10th May Luzern Switzerland 11 to 16.30 hrs Werkraum Rhythmik Wesemlinrain 16 Workshop

11th May Palezieux Switzerland 17 hrs Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Switzerland Concert

11th May Palezieux Switzerland Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare 11.30 to 15.30 Workshop

12th May Salzburg 20hrs Walpurgisart Forsthaus Hallein Austria Concert

13th and 14th May Salzburg Walpurgisart Forsthaus Hallein Austria Workshop 10 to 17 hrs

23rd May Amsterdam 19hrs Karunika Meerhuizenplein 38, Rivierenbuurt Amsterdam Concert

24th May Amsterdam 10.30 - 17.30 Workshop GOLDEN LINK , Den Texstraat 46, Amsterdam C

30th May Chalons Sur Loire (France) 20.30hrs Association Cle Halle Des Mariniers Dhrupad Concert Pakhawaj Pt. Mohanshyam Sharma

1st June St. Remy La Varenne (France) Chapel St. Jean Dhrupad Concert Pakhawaj Pt. Mohanshyam Sharma

5th June Lyngby Denmark Concert and Workshop

22nd to 26th August Rasa Centovalli (Switzerland) Intensive Residential Dhrupad Workshop with morning Kharaj practice, Vedic Chantings and fundamental Nada Yoga practices of Dhrupad.

4th November Paris Centre Mandapa 6 Rue Wurtz, 75013 Paris

28th November Seelisberg (Switzerland) Dhrupad Concert Maharshi European University seelisberg.

29, 30th November Palezieux (Switzerland) Dhrupad workshop and concert at Espace Sesame Gare Palezieux

3rd December Malmö (Sweden) Dhrupad Mixmusik Inkonst

6th Dcember Copenhagen Dhrupad Concert Blågårds Kirke Blågårds Plads

2013

19th Janauary Aurangabad Sharngdeva Samaroha Mahagami Gurukul , MGM Aurangabad Dhrupad Concert, Pakhawaj accompaniment Gopal Jadhav

13th March Indore Ustad Ameer Khan Festival, Ravindra Natya Griha, Pakhawaj accompaniment Gopal Jadhav

13th April Palezieux Switzerland Dhrupad concert and workshop at Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux.

14th April La Chaux de FondsSwitzerland Dhrupad concert and workshop

15th to 17th April Rasa Centovalli Switzerland Dhrupad residential workshop

20th April Rome Dhrupad workshop for members of Associazione Italiana Gordon per l'Apprendimento Musicale

21st April Rome 17-19.30 Academie Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Auditorium del Parco dellla Musica Viale P. Coubertine - 00196 Roma - Associazione Italiana Gordon per l'Apprendimento Musicale

23rd April Seelisberg Switzerland Dhrupad Concert Maharshi European Research University MERU

25 April Istanbul (Turkey) Dhrupad concert. Istanbul Technical University Maçka Hall.

26-28 April Istanbul (Turkey) Dhrupad workshop. Istanbul Technical University Maçka Hall.

10th August New Delhi 6.30 pm - Ragas on Canvas - exhibition of paintings on Ragas with concerts of classical music - Lalit Kala Academy Mandi House.

8th to 11th September Salzburg (Austria) Dhrupad concert and workshop

12th September Westerhofen (Germany) Dhrupad concert

14th, 15th September Linz Workshop and Concert

20th September Hillerød(Denmark) Workshop and Concert Skansedal Hilleroed DK3400

22nd September Lund (Sweden) Workshop and Concert Vita Husest Djingis Khan

28th September Copenhagen Dhrupad workshop Blagaards Kirke

4th to 7th October Palezieux (Switzerland) Dhrupad concert and workshop Espace Sesame Gare Palezieux

8th October Vienna Lecture Demonstration University of Vienna Spitalgasse

13th October Duesseldorf (Germany) Dhrupad concert

15th October Duesseldorf (Germany) 19hrs Dhrupad concert IDO Organ Festival St. Fanziskus-Xaverius-Kirche

12th November Sonthofen (Germany) 19hrs Dhrupad Concert Werkstat Der Kultur Sonthofen

14th November Koerle bei Kassel (Germany) 20hrs Dhrupad Concert at Grune Harfe Koerle

15th November Bordeaux (France) 20 hrs Dhrupad Concert at Tibetan Temple Association Ganapati

16th November Neuchatel (Switzerland) 18 hrs Dhrupad Concert

21st November Paris 20.30 hrs Dhrupad concert 8 Rue Bichat

15th December Lyngby 10 to 17 hrs Dhrupad Workshop

2012

17th, 18th February Palezieux (Switzerland) Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad workshop - Ashish Sankrityayan

18th February Palezieux (Switzerland) Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad Concert - Ashish Sankrityayan

19th February Seelisberg (Switzerland) 19.30 Dhrupad Concert MERU Dorfstrasse 63, 6377 Seelisberg

20th February Seelisberg (Switzerland) 19.30 Dhrupad Concert MERU Dorfstrasse 63, 6377 Seelisberg

25th February Berlin 7 pm Dhrupad Concert at Indische Bibliothek Potsdam Innenstadt Lindenstr. 8

26th February Århus (Denmark) 7pm Dhrupad Concert ManuVision Huset Århus Mejlgade 28, over gården, 1. sal  8000 Århus 

2nd March Stockerau (Austria) 7pm A-2000 Stockerau Sahaja Yoga Meditationssaal Donaulände Uferweg 1a

6th March Horn (Austria) Dhrupad workshop and concert

20th May Lyngby (Denmark) Dhrupad workshop Energipsykologisk Center: Lyngby Hovedgade 39,2.th.,2800 Kgs. Lyngby

20th May Copenhagen Øret mod øst Festival, Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander - Subtle Voices

22nd May Them (Denmark) 7 pm Dhrupad Concert Elverhøj, Kirkemindevej 6, 8653 

1st June Palezieux (Switzerland) 20 hrs Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad concert - Ashish Sankrityayan

2nd June Palezieux (Switzerland) 10am - 4 pm Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad workshop - Ashish Sankrityayan

3rd June Zurich Dhrupad workshop

28th September Palezieux (Switzerland) Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad concert - Ashish Sankrityayan

29th September Palezieux (Switzerland) Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad workshop - Ashish Sankrityayan

30th September  Hillerød (Denmark) Dhrupad workshop Kedelhuset, Hillerød, søndag d. 30. september 10.30-17.00

30th September  Hillerød (Denmark) Koncert, Musik for folk og fyrster, Kedelhuset, Hillerød, søndag d. 30. september kl. 19.00

5th October Copenhagen Koncert, Blågårds Kirke, Kbh. N. Fredag d. 5. oktober kl. 19.00

7th October  San Francisco 6 pm Dhrupad Concert Sangati Center

10th, 11th, October  Seattle Dhrupad workshop Seattle Indian Music Academy

13th, October  Seattle Dhrupad concert Seattle Indian Music Academy

10th, 11th November Them (Denmark) Dhrupad concert and workshop Elverhøj, Kirkemindevej 6, 8653 

14th, 15th November Riga (Latvia) Dhrupad concert and workshop Ashish Sankrityayan, Pakhawaj Mohan Shyam Sharma

16th, 17th November Vilnius (Lithuania) Dhrupad concert and workshop Ashish Sankrityayan, Pakhawaj Mohan Shyam Sharma

30th November Palezieux (Switzerland) Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad concert - Ashish Sankrityayan

1st December Palezieux (Switzerland) Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad workshop - Ashish Sankrityayan

2nd December Paris 7 pm Dhrupad Concert at 8 Rue Bichat

8th December Bordeaux Dhrupad Concert Association Ganapati

2011

19th March Lausanne (Switzerland) 18hrs Theatre Octogone Dhrupad concert www.amdathtra.ch pakhawaj accompaniment Mohan Shyam Sharma

20th March Bern (Switzerland) 14 to 17 hrs Dhrupad workshop 19hrs Dhrupad concert pakhawaj accompaniment Mohan Shyam Sharma www.morgenabendland.ch

23rd MarchLyngby (Denmark) 13 to 17 hrs Dhrupad workshop

23rd March Copenhagen 19 hrs Blågårds Kirke. Blågårds Plads 6A 2200 subtle voices Ashish Sankrityayan Skye Lofvander http://blaagaardsplads-810.dk/historie/kirke.html

2nd April Sønderborg(Denmark) Sønderborg Castle Sønderbro 1 6400 Sønderborg, Denmark Subtle Voices Skye Lofvander Ashish Sankrityayan

http://www.museum-sonderjylland.dk/SIDERNE/Museerne/Sonderborg-SLot/01-Velkommen

8th to 10th April Salzburg/Grodig (Austria) 10 am to 5 pm Dhrupad workshop A-5082 Grödig/Salzburg, Center of Creative Intelligence, Oberfeldstrasse 41 ,7pm 9th April Dhrupad concert

8th September Copenhagen 20 hrs Blågårds Kirke Subtle Voices Skye Lofvander and Ashish Sankrityayan

9th, 10th September Udby Møn (Denmark) Dhrupad singing workshop

10th September Stege (Denmark) 19 hrs Biografen Stege Subtle Voices Skye Lofvander and Ashish Sankrityayan

11th September Dresden (Germany) 20 hrs Dreikönigskirche Subtle Voices Skye Lofvander and Ashish Sankrityayan

15th September Nakskov (Denmark) 20 hrs Elvermose Concerts Subtle Voices Skye Lofvander and Ashish Sankrityayan

16th, 17th September Palezieux (Switzerland) Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad workshop - Ashish Sankrityayan with Mohan Shyam Sharma on pakhawaj

17th September Palezieux (Switzerland) Dhrupad concert Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux - Ashish Sankrityayan with Mohan Shyam Sharma on pakhawaj

17th September Neuchatel (Switzerland) 1930 hrs Rue de l'Ecluse 33 Neuchâtel, Dhrupad concert - Ashish Sankrityayan with Mohan Shyam Sharma on pakhawaj

18th September St. Remy la Varenne (France) Chapel St. Jean Dhrupad concert - Ashish Sankrityayan with Mohan Shyam Sharma on pakhawaj

21st September Paris 19 hrs 8 Rue Bichat Dhrupad concert - Ashish Sankrityayan with Mohan Shyam Sharma on pakhawaj

22nd September Bern (Switzerland) 12 hrs University of the Arts HKB Dhrupad Lecture Demonstration- Ashish Sankrityayan with Mohan Shyam Sharma on pakhawaj

23rd September Bern (Switzerland) 20.30 hrs Morgenabendland Könizstr. 19 a, 3008 Bern Dhrupad concert - Ashish Sankrityayan with Mohan Shyam Sharma on pakhawaj

23rd September Bern (Switzerland) 16 to 19 hrs Morgenabendland Könizstr. 19 a, 3008 Bern Dhrupad workshop - Ashish Sankrityayan with Mohan Shyam Sharma on pakhawaj

17th November Endersbach ( Germany) Dhrupad and Hildegard Ashish Sankrityayan, Aeoliah Christa Muckenheimer

18th November Palezieux (Switzerland) 19 hrs Dhrupad concert Espace Sesame Primavera A, Gare Palezieux

19th November Palezieux (Switzerland) 10-16.30 hrs Dhrupad workshop Espace Sesame Primavera A, Gare Palezieux

23rd November Copenhagen 14 hrs Lecture Demonstration on Music and its relation to language - SJUSK symposium on Natural Language, Copenhagen Business School.

25th November Copenhagen 14 - 17 hrs Dhrupad workshop 19 hrs Blågårds Kirke. Blågårds Plads 6A 2200 Ashish Sankrityayan http://blaagaardsplads-810.dk/historie/kirke.html

25th November Copenhagen 19hrs Kulturcentret Assistens Kapelvej 4 Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

10th December Gwalior (India) 13 hrs Tansen Festival Ashish Sankrityayan Dhrupad, Pakhawaj Pt. Mohan Shyam Sharma

2010

29th January New Delhi 7pm Dhrupad concert India Habitat Center pakhawaj Pt. Dalchand Sharma

4th March Helsingør (Denmark) Dhrupad concert Helsingør yoga school.Yoga Skolen i Helsingør Lappen 35, 3000 Helsingør Telefon: 4921 0254

5th March Hillerød 16.30 hrs(Denmark) Klaverfabrikken Fredensvej 12A Dk3400, Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander http://www.klaverfabrikken.dk/

5th March Copenhagen 21hrs Helligaandskirken, Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

6th March Lyngby (Denmark) 9 to 17 hrs Dhrupad workshop Energipsykologisk Center: Lyngby Hovedgade 39,2.th.,2800 Kgs. Lyngby

6th March Copenhagen (Denmark) 19hrs Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander Tårnstudiet Vesterbrogade 405 1620 København V. http://www.taarnstudiet.com/

7th March Copenhagen Power of Sound Festival - Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander http://kubik.kk.dk/k-i-b/arrangementer/lydens-kraft-i-kulturhuset

12th March Berlin 7pm Ensemble Ison - Concert Dhrupad, Medieval Byzantine Chants and Hildegard von Bingen in a dialogue - Oliver Gerlach, Ashish Sankrityayan Heilige Geist Kapelle Spandauer Strasse Berlin

27th March Lyngby (Denmark) 10 to 16.30 hrs Dhrupad workshop Energipsykologisk Center: Lyngby Hovedgade 39,2.th.,2800 Kgs. Lyngby

28th March Paris 7pm 8 Rue Bichat Dhrupad concert

22nd April Copenhagen Dhrupad concert followed by Ayurvedic Indian Dinner - Roarsvej 26, 4th. 2000 Frederiksberg

24th April Århus (Denmark) 21-22 hrs Concert Discoville Mejlgade 53 8000 Århus C Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

25th April Århus (Denmark) 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location: Fælleshuset på Fællesgrunden v. Brabrand Sø, Rugholmvej 110, 8260 Viby J

26th April Virklund (Denmark) Dhrupad workshop Mørksøvej 53, Virklund, Silkeborg

27th April Hellerup (Denmark) Dhrupad concert 19 hrs Gammel Vartov Vej 16, Hellerup

13th May Wolfenbüttel (Germany) Dhrupad concert Prinzenpalais Wolfenbüttel, Reichsstr. 1 http://www.tonart-wf.de/

15th-30th May Musica Sacra International Festival (Germany, Belgium) Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander http://www.modfestivals.org/

15th May Munich 20hrs Black Box Gasteig Rosenheimer Straße 5 81667 München

20th May Marktoberdorf (Germany) Flimburg Screening of film "Broken Silence" followed by Dhrupad lecture demonstration.

21st May Marktoberdorf (Germany) 15 hrs Bayerische Musikakademie Kurfuerstenstr 19 Dhrupad Lecture demonstration

22nd May Isny (Germany) 20 hrs st Maria kemptener strasse/scholssgraben Isny 88361

23rd May Lechbruck (Germany) 20hrs Hallenbad Via Claudia 86983 Lechbruck

24th May Augsburg (Germany) 20hrs Augsburg Synagogue Haldenstrasse 6-8, 86150 Augsburg

25th May Kaufbeuren (Germany) 20hrs Dreifaeltigkeitskirche Kaiser Max str 21 Kaufbeuren

27th May Stadt Worms (Germany) 20hrs Dreifaeltigkeitskirche Am Marktplatz Worms

29th May Macon (Belgium) 20h: Eglise St-Jean-Baptiste à Macon

30th May Chimay (Belgium) 20 hrs Collégiale Sts-Pierre & Paul de Chimay

 

1,4th June Vienna Dhrupad workshop Hackengasse 10 vienna

5 June Palezieux (Switzerland) 20hrs Dhrupad concert Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux

6th June Palezieux (Switzerland) 10-17 hrs Dhrupad workshop Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux

7-13th June Rasa (Switzerland) Dhrupad Residential workshop Rasa Centovalli Locarno CH

25th June Mumbai (India) 17.30 pm Dhrupad concert Artist Center Ador House Kala Ghoda by Bade Ghulam Ali Yaadgaar Sabha. pakhawaj Udhav Shinde

24th July Vlodrop 20hrs (Holland) Concert Maharshi European Research University

25th July Vlodrop 20hrs (Holland) Concert Maharshi European Research University

27,28,29th July Salzburg 10 am to 5 pm Dhrupad workshop A-5082 Grödig/Salzburg, Center of Creative Intelligence, Oberfeldstrasse 41 ,

29th July 7.30 pm Salzburg 10 am to 5 pm Dhrupad workshop A-5082 Grödig/Salzburg, Center of Creative Intelligence, Oberfeldstrasse 41 ,Dhrupad concert

1,2nd August  Odden (Denmark) Dhrupad workshop Fællesskovvej 11
Overby LyngSjællands Odden

8th August Palezieux (Switzerland) 10-17 hrs Dhrupad workshop Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux

8th August Palezieux (Switzerland) 18 hrs Dhrupad concert Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux

12th August Flachau (Austria) 2015 Dhrupad concert Flachau Church Near Hotel Forellenhof.

13th August Århus (Denmark) 20.00 - ENTRE: 50 kr.Filosofisk Boghandel: Vestergade 39 (v/ Møllegade)

14th August Silkeborg (Denmark) 20hrs Dhrupad concert Silkeborg Iyengar YogaskoleLyngbygade 8 8600 Silkeborg

16th-17th August Salzburg 10 am to 5 pm Dhrupad workshop A-5082 Grödig/Salzburg, Center of Creative Intelligence, Oberfeldstrasse 41 ,

27th to 29th October Salzburg 10 am to 5 pm Dhrupad workshop A-5082 Grödig/Salzburg, Center of Creative Intelligence, Oberfeldstrasse 41

1st October Hannover (Germany) 19 hrs Dhrupad concert Maharshi Friedenspalast Sophienstrasse 7 Hannover

1st -7th October Hannover (Germany) Dhrupad Workshop  Maharshi Friedenspalast Sophienstrasse 7 Hannover

8-11th October Nürnberg (Germany) Dhrupad Workshop 

27th October Paris Dhrupad concert 7 pm at 8 Rue Bichat

29th October Palezieux (Switzerland) 18 hrs Dhrupad concert Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux

30th October Neuchatel (Switzerland) 18:30 Dhrupad concert

30th/31st October Bern (Switzerland) Dhrupad concert and workshop. Morgenabendland

1st -7th November Rasa (Switzerland) Dhrupad Residential workshop Rasa Centovalli Locarno CH

14th November Panjim Goa (India) Kesarbai Kerkar Smriti Samaroha Kala Academi Goa Campal, 18th June Road, Panaji

2009

1st February Aurangabad (India) Dhrupad Concert Ashish Sankrityayan pakhawaj by Pt. Udhav Shinde Apegaonkar

22nd February New Delhi 2pm to 9 pm India International Center, Lodhi Road. 2nd Shankarrao Shinde Apegaonkar Dhrupad Festival. - Rehman Faridi Desai - Rudra Veena, Nasir Faridi Desai - Sitar, Ashish Sankrityayan - Dhrupad Vocal, Suvir Misra - Rudra Veena, Pt. Devki Nandan Maharaj - Pakhawaj, Pt. Dalchand Sharma - Pakhawaj, Pt. Udhav Shinde -Pakhawaj.

26th February Copenhagen Round Tower Concert and CD release Subtle Voices - Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander.

28thFebruary , 1st March Lyngby (Denmark) Dhrupad workshop 9-16.30 , Energipsykologisk Center: Lyngby Hovedgade 39,2.th.,2800 Kgs. Lyngby

1st March Helsingborg (Sweden) Dunkers Culture Centre, Helsingborg, Sweden Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

7th March Lund (Sweden) 4 pm Overtone Festival Lund , Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

9th March Klampenborg ( Denmark) Kongekilden Enghavevej 8 2930 Klampenborg Subtle Voices - Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

14th March Århus (Denmark) 21-22 hrs Concert Discoville Mejlgade 53 8000 Århus C Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

15th March Silkeborg (Denmark) 9am to 5 pm Dhrupad workshop

21st March Palezieux (Switzerland) 8 pm Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad concert

22nd March Palezieux (Switzerland) 9 am Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad morning concert followed by Dhrupad workshop 10 am to 5pm

27,28,29th March Rasa (Switzerland) Dhrupad residential workshop Intragna/ Rasa Centovalli bei Locarno CH 6655

1st April Berlin Dhrupad concert 18 hrs Indian Embassy Tiergartenstrasse 17 

2nd April Dresden (Germany) Dhrupad concert Yogaschule Dresden Altwachwitz 12 01326 Dresden

4th April Hannover (Germany) 8pmDhrupad Concert Friedenspalast, Sophienstrasse Hannover.

6th April Vlodrop (Netherlands) 7 pm Concert Maharshi European Research University.

9thApril 7 pm 11th April 7 pm Emeryville (U.S) Dhrupad Master Class at Vox Mundi School USA/ Address: 4053 Harlan St, #202 Emeryville, CA 94608 Phones/fax: 510-595 0819 .

10th April Los Angeles 7 pm Heritage Pass Place Chatsworth House concert

11thApril 7 pm 11th April 10 am Emeryville (U.S) Dhrupad Master Class at Vox Mundi School USA/ Address: 4053 Harlan St, #202 Emeryville, CA 94608 Phones/fax: 510-595 0819 .

11th April San Francisco Dhrupad concert 8 pm Sangati Center 3049 22nd Street San Francisco, CA 94110

22nd April Delhi 7 pm Dhrupad concert Poorva Sanskritik Kendra Lakshmi Nagar

30th April Gurgaon (NCR Delhi) Epicenter Apparel House Sector 44 Dhrupad concert pakhawaj Pandit Dalchand Sharma.

29th July Vlodrop (Netherlands) Dhrupad concert at the Maharshi European Research University

30th July Rørvig (Denmark) 1.30 pm to 3 pm and 7.30 pm to 9 p.m. - Dhrupad workshop Rørvig Folkehøjskole Dybesøvej 114 4581 Rørvig

31st July Silkeborg (Denmark) Dhrupad concert Silkeborg Iyengar Yogaskole
Lyngbygade 8 8600 Silkeborg

1st .2nd August Virklund (Denmark) Dhrupad workshop

3rd to 7th August Hannover (Germany) Maharshi Friedenspalast Sophienstrasse 7 Hannover , Dhrupad workshop

7th August Hannover (Germany) 7 pm Maharshi Friedenspalast Sophienstrasse 7 Hannover , Dhrupad concert.

8th August Berlin Dhrupad workshop 12-19hrs ASHTANGA YOGA PALACE in der Kulturbrauerei Hof 4 / 4. Stock Schönhauser Allee 36-39 10435 Berlin

8th August Berlin Dhrupad Concert 21hrs ASHTANGA YOGA PALACE in der Kulturbrauerei Hof 4 / 4. Stock Schönhauser Allee 36-39 10435 Berlin

10th to 17th August Rasa (Switzerland) Dhrupad residential workshop Intragna/ Rasa Centovalli bei Locarno CH 6655

17th September Mumbai 7.30 pm Dhrupad concert Ravindra Natya Mandir (mini theater) Prabhadevi mumbai pakhawaj by Pandit Dalchand Sharma

4th October Waiblingen (Germany) 7.30 pm Dhrupad concert.

9th October Berlin Concert Ensemble Ison - Dhrupad, Medieval Byzantine Chants and Hildegard von Bingen in a dialogue - Bulgarian-Orthodox church (Hermannstr. 84-90, 12051 Berlin) Oliver Gerlach, Ashish Sankrityayan

10th October to 16th October Hannover 10.30 am to 5 pm Maharshi Friedenspalast Sophienstrasse 7 Dhrupad workshop

11th October Vlodrop (Netherlands) Dhrupad concert at the Maharshi European Research University

16th October Hannover 7 pm. Maharshi Friedenspalast Sophienstrasse 7 Dhrupad concert

17 October Salem (Germany) 20 hrs Dhrupad concert Guthausen, Schwandorfer Hof D88682 Salem

17,18th October Salem (Germany) Dhrupad workshop Guthausen, Schwandorfer Hof D88682 Salem

22nd October Lyngby (Denmark) Dhrupad Concert Energipsykologisk Center: Lyngby Hovedgade 39,2.th.,2800 Kgs. Lyngby

23rd October Frederikssund (Denmark) , 20.00 Frederikssund Church - Subtle Voices - Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

24th October Lyngby (Denmark) Dhrupad workshop Energipsykologisk Center: Lyngby Hovedgade 39,2.th.,2800 Kgs. Lyngby

24th October Århus (Denmark) 21-22 hrs Concert Discoville Mejlgade 53 8000 Århus C Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

28th October Lund (Sweden) Dhrupad Concert at Klassisk Yoga och Meditation Ö Mårtensg 15

30th October Copenhagen 9 pm Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander at Paradisco

31st October Copenhagen Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

7th November Palezieux (Switzerland) 8 pm Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad concert

8th November Palezieux (Switzerland) 9 am Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad morning concert followed by Dhrupad workshop 10 am to 5pm

14th November San Francisco 7pm Dhrupad Concert Sangati Center 3049 22nd Street San Francisco, CA 94110

15th November San Francisco 8am Dhrupad Morning Concert Sangati Center 3049 22nd Street San Francisco, CA 94110

15th November Los Angeles Dhrupad concert

18th December Delhi 6.30 pm Dhrupad concert India Habitat Center Amaltas Auditorium

2008

7th February New Delhi 7pm, Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dhrupad concert, Pakhawaj accompaniment Dalchand Sharma

29th February New Delhi 6 pm. India International Centre, Lodhi Road Dhrupad concert, pakhawaj accompaniment Udhav Shinde Apegaonkar followed by Dhrupad Ang on Sitar by Pt. Subroto Roychowdhury accompanied on pakhawaj byPt Dalchand Sharma

9th March Copenhagen 8pm Dhrupad concert at the Copenhagen Round Tower - Concert Series Spiral Tonality - 22 Indian Shrutis

16th March Gentofte (Denmark) Two vocal styles Concert of Subtle Voices - Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander at Gentofte Library.

28, March Palezieux (CH) 8 pm Espace Sesame Gare Palezieux Dhrupad concert,

29, March Palezieux (CH) 10am to 5 pm Espace Sesame Gare Palezieux Dhrupad workshop

30 March Aberystwith (U.K) 20hrs. International festival of the voice. Dhrupad concert Percussion accompaniment Nihar Mehta.

.31st March, 1st April, Aberystwith (U.K) International festival of the voice. Dhrupad workshop.

5th April Copenhagen 8 pm Day of the Voice . Dhrupad concert at the Round Tower

12th April Copenhagen - 20hrs Dhrupad at the Scandinavian Yoga School Købmagergade 65, copenhagen..

18th April Copenhagen Heligaandskirken 21 hrs Dhrupad and Hildegard - Inge Brink Hansen, Ashish Sankrityayan

19th April Helsingør (Denmark) 19.30 Kronberg Castle, Lars Hannibal -Renaissance Lute, Ashish Sankrityayan- Dhrupad

23 April Paris 7 pm 8 Rue Bichat Dhrupad concert.

25th April London St. Ethelburga's Dhrupad and Hildegard - Doreen Seidowski-Faust , Ashish Sankrityayan

26th April Northampton Holy Sepulchre Church . Dhrupad and Hildegard - Doreen Seidowski-Faust , Ashish Sankrityayan

17th May London 10am to 5 pm workshop 43 Savernake Road

18th may Hillerød (Denmark) 3,15 pm concert in Fredriksborg Castle, Christian B Mortensen Renaissance Lute, Ashish Sankrityayan - Dhrupad

18th May Farum (Denmark) Two vocal styles -Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan and Skye Lofvander

23rd May Stockerau 20 hrs (Austria) Dhrupad concert Hall of the Yoga Association

24th May Pulkau 10 am to 5 pm Weinviertel(Austria) Europahaus Dhrupad workshop

24th May Pulkau 8 pm Weinviertel (Austria) Europahaus Dhrupad concert

2nd August Hitzacker 21 hrs (Germany) Classical Music Festival Musiktage Hitzacker. Athena Quartett , Dhrupad concert - night raga.

8,9,10th August Rasa (Tessin CH) residential Dhrupad workshop Intragna/ Rasa Centovalli bei Locarno CH 6655

15th August Dronningmølle (Denmark) 19.30 Tegner's Museum. Subtle Voices Skye Lofvander Ashish Sankrityayan

15th August Gilleleje (Denmark) Cultural Night - Gilleleje Library -Two vocal styles - Subtle Voices Skye Lofvander, Ashish Sankrityayan

16th Copenhagen 7pm Tårnstudiet, Vesterbrogade 40, 5. Kbh. V. Bus 6A til Vesterbro Torv . Subtle Voices Ashish Sankrityayan Skye Lofvander

17th August Fredrikssund ( Denmark) Kulturhus Subtle Voices Skye Lofvander, Ashish Sankrityayan

18th August Frankfurt 7pm Dhrupad concert at the Indian Summer Festival 2008 Konstablerwache Frankfurt am Main. Pakhawaj accompaniment Friedrich Glorian

24th, 25th October Lyngby (Denmark) Dhrupad workshop 9-16.30 , Energipsykologisk Center: Lyngby Hovedgade 39,2.th.,2800 Kgs. Lyngby

29th October Lund (Sweden) 19 hrs Dhrupad concert at Klassisk Yoga och Meditation Ö Mårtensg 15

31st October 15.30 ,1st October 10-14 hrs Djursland (Denmark) Vaeksthoejskolen Subtle Voices - Two Vocal Styles Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander workshop/concert/lecture demonstration.

1st November Århus (Denmark) 16.00 to 17.30.Catholic Church, Subtle Voices - Two Vocal Styles Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

1st November Århus 21-22 hrs Concert Discoville Mejlgade 53 8000 Århus C , Subtle Voices Two Vocal Styles Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

2nd November Alken (Denmark) 20.00- 21.30 Concert, Subtle Voices Two Vocal Styles Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

7,8,9th November Rasa (Tessin CH) residential Dhrupad workshop Intragna/ Rasa Centovalli bei Locarno CH 6655

14th November San Francisco(US) 8 pm Sangati Center 3049 22nd Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Dhrupad concert pakhawaj accompaniment by Phil Hollenbeck.

15th November Berkeley (US) 10 am to 1 pm Dhrupad Master Class at Vox Mundi USA/ Address: 4053 Harlan St, #202 Emeryville, CA 94608 Phones/fax: 510-595 0819 . Pakhawaj by Phil Hollenbeck

16th November Saratoga(US) 4 pm Dhrupad concert Pakhawaj accompaniment by Phil Hollenbeck organised by Mitralaya 19306 pinnacle ct saratoga ca.

19th November Salem (Germany) 20hrs Dhrupad concert Gut Hausen Schwandorfer Hof

21st November Roskilde (Denmark) 21 hrs Dhrupad and Hildegard Inge Brink Hansen and Ashish Sankrityayan at Roskilde Cathedral

22nd November Westerhofen bei Sonthofen 20hrs (Germany) Dhrupad concert in the St. Wendelin Chapel.

23rd November Palezieux (switzerland) concert and workshop Espace Sesame

25th November Cologne Dhrupad workshop 16 hrs Dhrupad concert 20 hrs Theater im Hof Roonstr. 54, 50674 Cologne percussion accompaniment Debashish Bhattacharjee

26th November Leutesdorf near Bonn on the Rhein 20hrs Dhrupad concert at Cafe Gisela Schreyoegg Marienburg 2 56599 Leutesdorf

29th November Bordeaux (France) 20 hrs Dhrupad concert organised by Association Ganapati Institut Boudhiste Kadam Tcheuling 30-34 Rue La Mothe

30th November Paris Dhrupad workshop 12 to16 hrs 30 rue max jacob, 93700 Drancy

30th November Paris 19 hrs Dhrupad concert at 8 Rue Bichat

2nd December Ghent (Belgium) 20 hrs Dhrupad , Gregorian Chant , Laban-Kathak Dance improvisations. Ashish Sankrityayan, Bernard Giot, Mira Sievert, De Blauwe Poort, Collegebaan 49a-55, 9090 Melle

5th December Bern (Switzerland) 20 hrs Dhrupad Concert Morgenabendland Könizstr. 19 a, 3008 Bern

6th December Bern (CH) Dhrupad workshop 10 am to 5 pm Morgenabendland Könizstr. 19 a, 3008 Bern

7th December Palezieux (Switzerland) 8.30 Espace Sesame Primavera A Gare Palezieux Dhrupad concert with morning Ragas. 10.30 - 17.30 Dhrupad workshop

 

2007

3rd March   Lund (Sweden) SONGs Overtonefestival

4th March  Lejre (Denmark) Kulturhuset Felix Bygade 20 workshop 10.30-16.30,/concert 17.00 -two vocal styles Dhrupad and Overtone Singing Ashish Sankrityayan -Skye Lofvander

6th March Torup (Denmark) Eco village- Concert 19.30/workshop 10.00-16.00 -two vocal styles Dhrupad and Overtone Singing Ashish Sankrityayan -Skye Lofvander

7th March 20hrs Stege(Denmark) concert at Biostege-Dhrupad and Overtone singing two vocal styles Ashish Sankrityayan - Skye Lofvander

8th March 19.15hrs. Klampenborg (Denmark) Lotus Centret, Strandvejen 881,Dhrupad concert - Ashish Sankrityayan

9th March 20hrs Copenhagen Skandinavisk Yoga, Købmagergade 65, Dhrupad concert - Ashish Sankrityayan

10th March 10-17 hrsCopenhagen Skandinavisk Yoga, Købmagergade 65, Dhrupad workshop - Ashish Sankrityayan

11th March 10.30hrs Copenhagen Skandinavisk Yoga, Købmagergade 65, Dhrupad concert - Ashish Sankrityayan

12th to 14th March Esbjerg (Denmark) Esbjerg Conservatory Dhrupad workshop/concert - Ashish Sankrityayan

15th march, 19.30: Copenhagen Concert, Teosofisk Forening, Knudsvej 27, Frederiksberg -two vocal styles Dhrupad and Overtone singing Ashish Sankrityayan- Skye Lofvander

16. march 19.30:  Helsingør (Denmark)Koncert, Sjælevejen, Værftet,
Allégade 2, Bygning 10, 3. sal, t.v.-  two vocal styles Dhrupad and Overtone singing Ashish Sankrityayan- Skye Lofvander  

17. march, 15.00:  Djursland (Denmark)concert, Væksthøjskolen- two vocal styles Dhrupad and Overtone singing Ashish Sankrityayan- Skye Lofvander  

17. march, 19.30:Aarhus (Denmark)  concert, Mejlgade 28, 2. sal, Aarhus - two vocal styles Dhrupad and Overtone singing Ashish Sankrityayan- Skye Lofvander  

18. march:  Fjordvang  (Denmark) Workshop (dag) og koncert (aften) på Fjordvang, Thy, - two vocal styles Dhrupad and Overtone singing Ashish Sankrityayan- Skye Lofvander

19th March Berlin Hochschule fuer Musik Hans Eisler Dhrupad concert pakhawaj Udhav Shinde

19th March Berlin 20 hrs Hochschule fuer Musik Hans Eisler Dhrupad workshop pakhawaj Udhav Shinde

23rd march Lübeck (Germany) film screening Dhrupad: The Call of the Deep followed by Dhrupad concert- Komunales Kino Lübeck pakhawaj Udhav Shinde

24th march Hannover (Germany) concert and film screening- Friedenspalast Hannover pakhawaj Udhav Shinde

25th march Hannover (Germany)Dhrupad workshop- Friedenspalast Hannover

1st April Paris 19.30 concert, 8 rue Bichat Dhrupad - pakhwaj Udhav Shinde

6th April Les Herbiers France Dhrupad concert pakhwaj Udhav Shinde

7th April Thoureil France Dhrupad concert pakhwaj by Udhav Shinde

9th April Håå (Sweden) Scandinavian Yoga School Dhrupad concert

9th April Håå (Sweden) Scandinavian Yoga School Dhrupad workshop

14th April Thisvilde, Hilleroed (Denmark) Sankrityayan, Lofvander

12th May Dresden (Germany) 20 hrs Dhrupad concert yogaschule Dresden

16th may Berlin seminar Dhrupad and contemporary music 16 hrs Hochshule fur Musik Hans Eisler

17th May Northampton (England) Dhrupd concert rainbow circle arts

17th May Northampton (England) Dhrupad workshop Om yoga studio

19th May London 19.30 Golders Green Unitarian church concert Dhrupad and Hildegard

19th , 20th May London The Study Society Colet House 151 Talgarth Road, Dhrupad workshop, concert, lecture demonstration

26th May Copenhagen Kulturcentret Assistens 19 hrs Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander, Birgitte Hall, Inge Brink

27th May Esrum (Denmark) kloster 14 hrs Dhrupad and Hildegard, Ashish Sankrityayan, Dorthe Rose Svastha

27th May Hilleroed (Denmark) skanskapellet 19 hrs Dhrupad and Hildegard, Ashish Sankrityayan, Dorthe Rose Svastha

9th September Aarhus (Denmark) - The Power of Sound Festival, Ashish Sankrityayan , Skye Lofvander

4th, 15th September Bern (Switzerland)) 20.30Dhrupad concert Morgenabendland Könizstrasse 19a 3008

15th september Lugano 20 hrs Dhrupad concert Chiesa del Convento dei Frati Cappuccini – Salita dei Frati – Lugano switzerland.

16th September Chur at 17 hrs CH- 7418 Dhrupad Tumegl-Tomils Sogn Murezi Switzerland.

 21st September Palezieux, 20 hrs, Dhrupad  in CH- 1607 Palézieux-Gare, 
"Espace Sésame", rue de la Gare , Primevère A Switzerland.

22nd September Salem (Germany) Guthausen Schwandorfer Hof Film Screening Dhrupad the Call of the Deep followed by Dhrupad concert.

23rd September Duesseldorf (Germany) Dhrupad house concert at Ulmenstrasse 3

29th, 30th September London Dhrupad workshop followed by concert on 30th evening.

5th October Bratislava (Slovakia) Dhrupad concert

6th October Samorin (Slovakia) Dhrupad concert at Dych Zeme Festival.

7th October Vienna Dhrupad concert at Natyamandir Börseplatz 3 Austrian Indian Society

10th October Paris 8 Rue Bichat Dhrupad concert

12th October Brussels Dhrupad concert Maharshi Centre rue Archimède 60

13th October Odense (Denmark) Ashish Sankrityayan , Skye Lofvander

18th October London Dhrupad and Hildegard Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel

20th, 21st October Stroud (U.K) Dhrupad concert and workshop Stroud Valley Art Centre

25th October Hannover Friedenspalast Sophien strasse Hannover Dhrupad concert

26th October Luebeck Dhrupad Maharshi Mahesh Yogi Centre Stresemannstr. 1623564 Lübeck

27th October Slangerup (Denmark) Concert Ashish Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander at Slangerup Cinema

28th October Holte (Denmark) Concert Holte Cinema Ashis Sankrityayan, Skye Lofvander

31st October Copenhagen Ashish Sankrityayan Lecture Demonstration on Dhrupad at the University of Copenhagen.

1st November Copenhagen Dhrupad and Hildegard Ashish Sankrityayan Inge Brink

2nd November Ryomgård (Denmark) Concert Ashish Sankrityayan Skye Lofvander

3rd November Arhus ( Denmark) Theosofik Society Concert Ashish Sankrityayan , Skye Lofvander

4th November Copenhagen Dhrupad workshop

29th November New Delhi 7 pm India Habitat Centre. Pakhawaj Pt. Dalchand Sharma

 

2006

1st December Berlin 19 hrs Mediteum Hasenheide 9 Kreuzberg

2nd Decemer Berlin 2nd december Institut für Neue Musik BerlinHfM „Hanns Eisler“, Schlossplatz 7, Marstall, Galakutschensaal II
14:00 – 14:45 Lecture-Demonstration: Ashish Sankrityayan dhrupad singing
14:45 – 15:30 Udhav Shinde, Pakhavaj Lecture-Demonstration:
20:00 Dhrupad Konzert HfM „Hanns Eisler“, Charlottenstraße 55, Studiosaal

9th December Cholet ( France) concert followed by workshop on 10th december.

2nd ,3rd, 9th and 10th Feb. Berlin workshop at Freie Universität Berlin

4th Feb. Berlin concert at 18h atYoga & More Rochstrasse, Berlin-Mitte 

8th Feb. Berlin concert at 18 hrs Indian Embassy Tiergartenstrasse 17 

17th Feb. Helsingor ( Denmark) 19 hrs concert , Library of Helsingor

18th , 19th Feb. Helsingor (Denmark) workshop Yoga Skolen i Helsingor

19th February Lund ( Sweden) concert at 20 hrs , Klosterkyrkan

20th February Lund ( sweden) Workshop in Hardeberga, Rudolf Steinerschool.

24th February Vienna concert 20hrs Hall of the Yoga Association Stockerau

4th March Prague concert at 20 hrs Atrium Prague 3

15th April Paris concert at 20.45 8 rue Bichat 75010 Paris  

16th April St. Remy la Varenne (France) concert at Chapel st. Jean

26th April Bratislava ( slovakia) concert at 18.30 p.m. ZS Hlboka ul., Bratislava

25th May Berlin workshop Yoga & More Rochstrasse 17, Berlin-Mitte 

26th May Berlin concert at 20hrs 'Mediteum' Hasenheide 9 in Berlin-Kreuzberg

27th May Bern (Switzerland) 19.30m hrs film Dhrupad the Call of the Deep 20.30  concert Morgenabendland Könizstr. 19 a, 3008 Bern

27th and 28th May Bern workshop Morgenabendland Könizstr 19 a, 3008 Bern

30th May - 2nd June Rasa ( near Ascona Switzearland) residential workshop

3rd June Tuebingen (Germany) 20hrs concert  Dhrupad - Indische Kunst und Tempelgesang. Stiftskirche Tuebingen.

1st September Roskilde (Denmark) 22 hrs joint concert in Roskilde Library with Skye Lofvander (Dhrupad and contemporary overtone singing)

2nd September Randers (Denmark) 11hrs joint concert at Randers Library with Skye Lofvander

2nd September Aalborg (Denmark)evening joint concert with Skye Lofvander

3rd September Aarhus (Denmark) 10 to 16 hrs joint workshop at  Lysets Hus with Skye Lofvander

3rd September Skanderborg ( Denmark) 19 hrs joint concert with Skye Lofvander at Audonicon

6th September Torup ( Denmark) joint concert and workshop with Skye Lofvander in Torup eco- village

8th September Lund Dhrupad  workshop and concert

9th September Copenhagen 20 hrs  Dhrupad concert with Udhav Shinde on pakhawaj at the Round Tower

10th September Copenhagen Dhrupad workshop in the Round Tower studio

10th September Bauneholm (Denmark) 20.30: Concert with Skye Lofvander

12th September Klampenborg (Denmark) 19.30: Concert with Skye Lofvander, Lotus-center

15th September Mainz (Germany) 18hrs Mainz DIG Christus Kirche, Kaiserstrasse 56, 55116 Mainz pakhawaj Udhav Shinde

16th September Westerhofen (Germany) Dhrupad concert, pakhawaj Udhav Shinde

17th September Vrchlabi ( czech ) Dhrupad concert, pakhawaj Udhav Shinde

7th October London concert 19.30 concert with Dalchand Sharma on pakhawaj at Colet House 151 Talgarth Road , London W14 9DA

6th to 8th October London workshop at Colet House 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA

11th October Edinburgh Old st Paul's Dhrupad and Hildegard with Dorthe Svastha

13th October Glasgow University Chapel Dhrupad and Hildegard with Dorthe Svastha

14th October Edinburgh German Church Dhrupad with Dalchand Sharma on pakhawaj

15th October Paris concert 8 Rue Bichat, pakhawaj Udhav Shinde

15th to 18th October Paris workshop 8 Rue Bichat

19th October St Remy La Varenne ( near Angers)  concert Chapel St. Jean Pakhawaj Udhav Shinde

19th to 22nd October St Remy la Varenne workshop Chapel St. Jean

25th October Salem ( near Ueberlingen Bodensee) 19.30 concert

27th October Hagen (Germany) concert.

28th October Gyor( Hungary) concert

28th and 29th October Gyor( Hungary) workshop

2005

1st May Berlin  (workshop)  1st May 10 - 18h  vocal studio of Schirin Zareh, Buggestr. 16, Berlin-Steglitz.

10th May 2005 Luzern( Switzerland) -Atelier der Werkstatt für Theater Denkmalstrasse 17 Luzern 20.00 hrs

20th May Vienna concert Hall of the Yoga Association Stockerau 19 hrs

19th to 23rd May Vienna  workshop

26th May  Ghent ( Belgium)  concert The Medici Steps Sint-Michielsplein 14 9000 Ghent 20.00 hrs

28th May  Wetteren (Belgium) concert Light.House Brusselsesteenweg 329   92300 Wetteren 20 hrs

1st to 4th June Palezieux (Switzerland) workshop

8th to 12th August Copenhagen (workshop)

14th to 20th August Rabenstein ( Austria) workshop Hotel Steinschaler Dörfl, Pielachtal A-3203 Rabenstein Austria 

20th August 19.30 hrs Rabenstein concert at  Church Parish of Rabenstein A-3203

9th september Berlin concert : am 09.9.05 um 19:00 Zentrum für Meditation und spirituelle Kultur
Schönhauser Allee 27 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

10th to 14th september Berlin workshop reservation

23.September Salem concert ( near Ueberlingen bodensee) 20.00 Uhr, Gut Hausen, Schwandorfer Hof WIR e.V.,

 30 September Bratislava (slovakia) concert at 19.00 p.m. at Zakladna skola, Hlboka 4, Bratislava

 1 October  Banska Bystrica (slovakia) concert at 18.00 p.m. in Robotnicky dom, Banska Bystrica

4th to 14th October Vienna workshop

12th October Waldviertel ( Austria) 19.30 concert Zwettl Hilfswerk Hauensteiner Str 15
A-3910 Zwettl Informationen: Tel.: 0676/ 93 59 651

15th October Salzburg 20 hrs concert Studio 13, Judengasse 13, Stock, Salzburg

15th and 16th october .Salzburg 9 –12 hr and 14 –17 hr Workshop  STUDIO13, Judengasse 13, 3. Stock, Salzburg Kursbeitrag 100 Euro reservation  Alexa Zach tel. 0662 631452 od. 0650 2631452 

19th October Vienna concert at at 20.00  "Kunst und Kulturverein das Dorf". Obere Viaduktgasse 1-2, 1030 Wien

22nd October Brussels (belgium) 20 hrs concert at 97A Avenue De Meysse Laeken Bruxelles 1020 reservation 0032-26602091

28th October Kempten  (Germany) 20.00 concert at Schöner Saal Sing und Musik Schule, Bräuhausberg 4, Kempten Pakhawaj accompaniment Udhav Shinde

29th October Westerhofen bei Sonthofen (Germany)  20hrs concert at Lebenswerkstatt st. Wendelin Haus, Westerhofen bei sonthofen Pakhawaj accompaniment Udhav Shinde

31st October Copenhagen concert Skansedal, Fredskovhellet 2K, Faelleslokalerne, DK-3400 Hilleroed. Entry fee: 75,- d.kr.Busses 702 (to the door, Fredskovhellet) or 701 (to Folevang) from Hilleroed StationPakhawaj accompaniment Udhav Shinde

31st October 1st November Copenhagen Workshop monday 10.30-16.30 and tuesday 10.00- 15.00, same location.

5th November Bern (Switzerland) concert 20.15 Morgenabendland Könizstr. 19 a, 3008 Bern Pakhawaj accompaniment Udhav Shinde info www.musikderwelt.info

6th November Erlach (Switzerland) ,  19.30 Church Erlach (lake of Biel)Pakhawaj accompaniment by Udhav Shinde info www.musikderwelt.info

5th and 6th November Bern (workshop) Morgenabendland Könizstr. 19 a, 3008 Bern
Workshop Sa.-So. 5.-6.11 Times ca. 9.30 to 15.30 info www.musikderwelt.info

19th November London 19.30 concert at Colet House 151 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA info


20th November 19.00 Edinburgh Edinburgh Theosophical Society
28 Great King Street Edinburgh DHRUPAD, Dagar Tradition, North India's most ancient Vedic Chanting Tradition brought by Ashish Sankrityayan,
FONN from The Ceile De Tradition, Scotland's oldest unbroken Celtic Spiritual Tradition,
brought by Fionntulach info and reservations Anneruth Strauss

21st November 19 hrs Glasgow concert at the University Chapel, University of Glasgow

22nd November 16.00 to 17.30 Glasgow Lecture Demonstration at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

23rd November Edinburgh 7pm – 9.30pm concert Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EL

 

26th November London workshop at 4 Fulham Park Gardens, London SW6 4JX.

 

2004:

23rd April  2004 Bern ( Switzerland)  - India Music Fesitval 19.00 Uhr, Stadtsaal des Kornhausforums, Kornhausplatz

29th April 20.00hrs Steyr ( Austria)- Kulturzentrum AKKU Färbergasse 5 A-4400 Steyr Telefon/Fax +43(0)7252/485 42

 1st May Linz ( Austria)  Workshop at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität 9.00-17.00 hrs

7th May 20.00 hrs Aachen (Germany) -Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft e.V.  Aachen Surermondt Ludwigmuseum Wilhelmstrasse 18

15th May 20.00 hrs Bad Grönnenbach ( Germany) Evangelische Kirch- The Voice Summit-Magie Der Stimme- Three singers of traditional spiritual music-Dhrupad, Overtone Singing and Tibetan Chants

1st October 21 hrs Konstanz ( Germany) Dhrupad/Nordindischer Gesang und Pakhawj ­  Kulturzentrum k9, Konstanz

29th October 19.30 hrs Walzenhausen ( Switzerland) Begegnungszentrum Ch 9428

6th October 20 hrs Salem near Ueberlingen( Germany) Schwandorfer Hof WIR e.V. Mensch-Natur-Kultur

21st November Berlin 15 Uhr im Großen Vortragssaal des Ethnologischen Museums Berlin- Dahlem statt. Adresse: Lansstr. 8 12195 Berlin Eintritt 9€/ Ermässigt 6 € Ethnologische Museum

22nd November Berlin 10.15 to 11.45 hrs Lecture demonstration Freie Universität Berlin Seminar für Vergleichende Musikwissenschaft Grunewaldstr. 35 D-12165 Berlin

 Concerts (2003)

  17th October / 08.00 pm - Westerhofen (near Sonthofen) / Lebensswerkstatt   


        25th October / 08.00 pm - Kempten / Spielraum für Musik & Tanz

    29th October / 07.00 pm - Salem (near Ueberlingen) / Wir e.V Mensch-Natur-Kultur


        15th November / 08.00 pm - Koenigswinter (bei Bonn) / house concert: Karin Brucker     

28th November / 10.15 am  - Lecture demonstration: University Hildesheim 

30th November / 08.00 pm - DIG Singen / Kulturzentrum Gems

2nd December / 07.30 pm - Bregenz / LandesBibliothek 

5th December / 07.30 pm - St. Poelten / Synagoge

20. December / 20.00 pm - Schwerin / Haus der Kultur

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar was a complex and moody person and a night bird - often staying up the night and going to bed in the wee hours of the morning. I would usually reach his house around 10 am and wait for him to wake up. He would often have his breakfast with me and slowly start the day filled with singing, teaching and rambling conversations. I would usually stay till about 8 or 9 pm and leave just before he had his late supper. I would keep the camera next to me or on my lap in the standby mode and quickly pick it up and switch it on when something interesting came up. As a result I often missed the beginnings - as you can see in this clip I used in the film, where I pick it up seconds after he started singing his famous Dhamar in Kedar - maana taja de ri aali. and explaining the technicalities of improvising with the angs of the raga and coming to the sam - the first beat. He also talks here about pakhawaj accompaniment. He sang this dhamar in his Kedar CD and there is also an EP record of his father Rahimuddin Khan Dagar singing it.

Sitting that close to him and unable to afford several lenses, I had to constantly choose between whether I could show his interesting hand movements or the book he was reading or his face. I usually chose to make hands more important and kept the camera moving so that the hands became a metaphor for the music itself. It would have been anyway impossible to change lenses when the reaction time was just a few seconds to start shooting or follow him around the house. It would have also been hugely distracting to both of us.

My mike was the cheap Sony ECM ms907 and it did a wonderful job in the 60 degree mode catching the dog barks and conversations in the next room and the bang of fire crackers going off outside that you hear in this clip and which form an integral part of the film. The camera, a small Sony Digital 8 handycam, was given to my by my student and friend Glynn Snellgrove, and the world of Dhrupad will be eternally grateful to him for being far sighted enough to buy it for me at the spur of the moment while visiting India. We could not afford a more expensive camera - not even a mini DV handycam which cost about 50 percent more at that time. After a few years I could have bought a slightly better 3CCD camera but chose to keep shooting with the old one, having already accumulated a huge amount of material in the by then obsolete Digital 8 format. When the camera finally broke down it was a huge effort finding nearly the same model. I found and bought one finally through the internet at the Rødby ferry in Denmark, and could then play the tapes again and continue work on the film.

With the bulky cameras that existed before handycams, this film would have been impossible to make anyway - the mere costs would have been prohibitive for me. Yet the quality with even the cheapest new digital cameras was almost as good as with the old U matics.

While shooting I had to constantly maintain eye contact with him and sometimes even sing a bit holding the camera though usually while learning I kept it on a little stool next to me. I always trode a fine line provoking him enough with little questions or comments to go on and say more without making him explode in anger and irritation - which also happened quit often since he was a temperamental man. Having learnt from several members of his family - one of the methods I used was to mention them - his cousing the other Dagars and their opinions about various aspects of Dhrupad. The family rialries were such that this would inevitably bring out a lot from him. He had a way of criticizing what he did not agree with in the singing of others by making a little demonstration and then saying ' I would not do it in this way'. As can be seen in this clip where he shows some aspects of alap in the moderate tempo after the composition in Kedar.

My shooting and documentation ended about 2006 when Fahimuddin Dagar would not allow any more recording, unless much larger sums of money were paid. By 2007 it was impossible to even visit him and talk to him, since in any meeting I would of course invariably get him to start talking and singing and explaining with some clever and provocative questioning and that could not be allowed wthout payment by the hour.

After 2007 I continued to work on the film in my spare time using the existing footage.

However having seen the way our system works and the financial difficulties musicians like him face under it I understand his compulsions about money . It is a sad thing that in our system of state sponsorship of the arts money has been spent on organizing huge shows and spectacles highlighting the so called ''Stars' of the system - paying them huge inflated bloated up fees, while the work of documenting the knowledge of people like Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar and many others who were less well known than him and the grass roots work of introducing the performing arts in schools was completely neglected. It all comes down to the fact that the dispensation of state patronage after Independence has been barring a few exceptions, in the hands of people who had no sensivity or passion for the arts. The disastrous results of an arbitrary system in operation for more than 60 years is now before all of us to see and reflect on.

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Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar cleaning the tezbi of his grandfather Allabande Khan while teaching.
Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar cleaning the tezbi of his grandfather Allabande Khan while teaching.
Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar singing at Jehan e Khusro Delhi with Lotfi Bouchnak

 

Dhrupad - The Call of the Deep -Documentary Film