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The Chennai Tapes (Into the Fire)


The Chennai Tapes (Into the Fire)

  • Date: Sunday, 7 November 2010, 8pm
  • Venue: Riverside Theatres — Cnr Church St and Market St, Parramatta, NSW
  • Tickets: $65/$54 | $39 concession — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 8839 3399

Event Details

South India’s rich Carnatic music tradition is interpreted by some of Australia’s leading jazz players in this dynamic fusion concert. Australian Art Orchestra has been collaborating with Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani since its first journey to India in 1996. Mani Sir’s Sruthi Laya Ensemble has been the AAO’s regular guest with performances at the Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Biennial, Melbourne International Arts Festival as well as tours to Singapore and across Europe. This latest concert captures the exciting spirit of creative generosity and mutual respect found in the landmark recording the musicians made together in Chennai in 2008.

Established in 1994 by Paul Grabowsky (current Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival), the Australian Art Orchestra is Australia’s premier contemporary music ensemble, mining the rich ground between jazz improvisation and classical traditions, and between Western and non-Western music. Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani is a Mridangam player and an innovator in the field of rhythm in South Indian classic music. A pioneer in bringing the Mridangam to the centre stage, he has performed with the likes of Paul Simon and inspired many cross-cultural music artists around the world.

Performers: Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani and Sruthi Laya Ensemble, Paul Grabowsky and the full Australian Art Orchestra

Featured non-Australian music: Vande Matharam - Chatterjee

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8839 3399

Featured Australian Works

The Chennai Tapes by Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani and Paul Grabowsky
— performed by Australian Art Orchestra, Paul Grabowsky and Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani
 Hyderadub by Niko Schäuble
 Into the Fire by K. R. Mani & Adrian Sherriff
 On the Loop by Alister Spence
 Pentacle by Adrian Sherriff

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