Saagara is a meeting of four virtuosos. They have all achieved wide recognition in their countries. Though they originate from two very different musical worlds, they decided to unite them on one stage Giridhar Udupa, Bharghava Halambi and K Raja are the most respected musicians of the younger generation in India.
They live in Bangalore, but perform all over the world at in the most prestigious of venues such as Carnegie Hall or The Sydney Opera House. Wacław Zimpel is a classicaly trained clarinet virtuoso and a strong presence on the improvised music scene. His projects often invoke the traditions and the rituals of many different cultures.
This project is a meeting of two worlds. The first one is the oldest musical form of India, Carnatic music. It relies on a very subtle rhythm/melody system. The second is the european tradition. The clarinet parts rely on Indian rhythms. Accompanied by the percussion instruments, they oscillate between western melodics and the raga s....... more