Workshop on North Indian Music

Sunday, February 4th, 2018
Steve Gorn

Allen Hall, Main Lounge
1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana

Event Description

This workshop by Bansuri virtuoso Steve Gorn will explore a Hindustani morning raga in two parts.  Participants will first learn the melodic structure through singing in sargam, the Indian equivalent to solfege, in alap (free of rhythm).  In the second half of the workshop, this material will be applied to a compositional form, introducing tala (rhythm cycles) and incorporating available instrumentation for further development and improvisation.

Open to the public, this workshop is suited for musicians with experience in Indian music and improvisation, and beginners seeking a general understanding of North Indian Music.