Asian Music Circuit in association with Red Orange presents




California Kirana – The West Coast Legacy of Pran Nath


Terry Riley has been away from Europe for many years, and this is his 75th Birthday. Red Orange and the Asian Music Circuit are honoured to tour the world famous Terry Riley as he performs Indian ragas with arrangements on the saxophone played by the ever progressive saxophonist George Brooks and Mercury Music awarded tabla player Talvin Singh. Solos from each artist as well.

Music, like all living beings, must evolve to keep pace with a changing environment. The ancient arts of India struggle for survival in a world moving at an every increasing speed. Technology and desire for wealth move us forward and leave little time for the reflection and introspection necessary to evolve the high art known as raga.

Pran Nath’s music was rooted in the masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a young man he survived a harrowing journey during partition from Lahore to the new nation of India and later to the US where his most dedicated students absorbed his teachings and continue to reflect on them in deeply personal forms of artistic expression. Pran Nath took the ancient traditions of fierce dedication to craft and guru and handed them to a new generation of American disciples.

Terry Riley, George Brooks and Talvin Singh will perform traditional ragas arranged for piano, voice, saxophone and percussion, focusing on some of Pran Nath’s favorite ragas from the Kirana tradition such as Darbari, Bageshri, Malkauns, Yemen and Bhimpolasi. In addition they will perform works from their duo repertoire including movements from “Salome Dances for Peace” and “Ebony Horns”. Each artist will also perform a solo work.

Date Location/Contact Details
Fri 15 Oct
Teatro MPX, Padua, Italy
Sun 17 Oct
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress Roslagsgatan 8 SE-753 75 Uppsala, Sweden
Tue 19 Oct
Theatro Circo de Braga Av. da Liberdade, 697 4710-251 Braga, Portugal
Fri 22 Oct
Muziekcentrum Frits Philips Postbus 930 5600 AX Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sat 23 Oct
Porgy & Bess, Jazz & Music Club, A 1010 Vienna, Riemergasse 11, Austria
Sun 24 Oct
Haus der Kulturen der Welt John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 10557 Berlin, Germany
Thu 28 Oct
St.Georges, Bristol, England
0845 402 4001,
Fri 29 Oct
An Tain theatre Dundalk Louth, Ireland
0818 205 205,
Sat 30 Oct
Elmwood Hall, Belfast BT7 1NF, Northern Ireland (as part of The Ulster Bank Belfast at Queen’s)
028 9097 11 97,
Tue 2 Nov
Turner Sims, Southampton SO17 1BJ, England
023 8059 5151,
Wed 3 Nov
Kings Place, London N1 9AG, England (as part of the London International Festival of Exploratory Music)
020 7520 1490,,
Fri 5 Nov
RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester M13 9RD, England
0161 907 5555,
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