11 November 2023 – 8 March 2024, Various venues, UK & India
The Bagri Foundation is pleased to support ‘Mone Rekho,’ a concert by Soumik Datta, an Aga Khan Music Award-winning composer and sarod player.
This immersive performance explores the transformation of Indian music through memory, using spatial audio technology to create an interactive sonic environment. Soumik’s inspiration came from conversations with elderly individuals in care homes, leading him to revisit his own childhood memories. The concert takes the audience on a journey through personal and collective memories, reflecting on the challenges faced by artists and listeners across generations. ‘Mone Rekho’ pays tribute to Indian music’s past, present, and future while delving into human experiences of memory, identity, and creativity.
Coproduced by Soumik Datta Arts, Bagri Foundation, University College of London, Hawkwood Centre, PRS Foundation, Strike A Light Festival, Dartington Trust, Arts Council England, G5A Forum and BNP Paribas.
Soumik Datta: sarod, composition, script, visuals
Gurdain Singh Rayatt: tabla
Camilo Tirado: spatial audio engineer
Kaviraj Singh: alternative spatial audio engineer
Zoe Svendsen: dramaturg & script
Simon Daw: visuals & video design
Prattyush Banerjee: mentor
About Soumik Datta
‘One of the biggest new music talents in Britain’ (Vogue), Winner of the Aga Khan Music Award and the Artist in Residence at Philharmonia Orchestra, Soumik Datta is a visionary musician with the ability to cross boundaries, cultures and art forms. A sarod virtuoso, bandleader, TV presenter and Artistic Director of the Soumik Datta Arts charity, his work pushes the limits of Indian classical music to address the urgent issues of our times.
Image credit: Poshali Goel