Mosaic of Sounds: Strings on Wood: Hitting the Notes & Dil se ~ Dilruba

Apoorva Krishna, Jatinder Singh Durhailay

Musical instruments can create a mosaic of sounds that range from lively to introspective, pensive to joyous, shrill to muted, sensuous to austere, loud to soft, and sustaining to fleeting. The genealogy of musical instruments has followed as humans evolved their culture of music making. Starting as simple rudimentary instruments, the evolution has been marked with innovation and an intent to create melodious and harmonious sounds.

This session illustrates the varying sound patterns that can emerge from different musical instruments and also their evolution through performances by musicians Apoorva Krishna and Jatinder Singh Durhailay.

In this session, Krishna explores the different genres of music while playing the violin, blending her native style of Indian classical microtones with contemporary influences such as Waltz, Flamenco, Rock, Jazz and Carnatic music, while Durhailay demonstrates the art of playing the Dilruba, an important instrument in the Sikh musical tradition.

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