October 6, 2017
Friday, 8 PM
(le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St, Manhattan
Seated Tickets: $25 advance/$30 day of show
Standing Room Tickets: $20 advance/$25 day of show
General admission | 18+
Unreserved seating with additional standing room tickets available
Terry Riley’s 1964 composition “In C” has been described as the global village’s first anthem. Considered one of the most seminal works in minimalism, the piece was inspired by the rhythmic patterns, drones and immersive nature of raga. Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is a collective of forward thinking musicians that brings together artists and audiences of diverse backgrounds. BRM, rooted in Indian classical music, expands the scope of their musical endeavors by making liberal use of jazz, Western classical, rock, avant-garde and other music. BRM brings the music full circle, as the first ensemble to perform the piece with an orchestra of raga musicians and with mostly Indian instruments: sitar, sarod, tabla, bansuri, violin, vocal, cello, bass, guitar and more. Terry himself, who has studied and performed in Hindustani vocal traditions for decades, suggested that BRM open the composition to improvisation - and the ensemble’s performances have gained a new spontaneity, beauty and excitement. No two performances of “In C” are the same - listening to it can be a transcendent and moving experience. This concert will be the album release event for Brooklyn Raga Massive’s record release of their “In C” project.
Expanding the notion of what raga - the immersive, epic form of Indian music - can mean." – The Wall Street Journal
This concert is part of our Global Local Series.