Shortly after that, we collaborated with dancer Julie Beaulieu for her choreography Mousson la nuit. Produced by Samskara, Mousson la nuit was presented as part of Tangente Danse's season at Usine-C. Choreographed and danced by Julie Beaulieu, Mousson la nuit depicts Raag Megh, a monsoon raga, coming to life, incarnated through the dancer. Jonathan and I provided the music. This time, however, Jonathan performed as both a santoor player and as a vocalist! The music is traditional, North Indian classical music, with alap (both sung and on santoor), a vocal bandish in Jhaptaal, followed by instrumental gats in Jhaptaal and Teentaal. The dance aspect is contemporary, but with inspiration from the Bharata Natyam tradition.
The four shows were very well attended, and we are looking forward to performing Mousson again in the future.
The next week was the opening of the exhibition Couleurs de l'Inde at the Musée Pointe-à-Callière in Old Montreal. Couleurs de l'Inde is an exhibition of photos by French photographer Suzanne Held. Our CD, Shanta, is the official soundtrack for the exhibition, which runs until April 22.
Later on, in early December, we played at the museum for their annual fundraiser dinner.
|Photo by Alain Vandal|
|With Francine Lelièvre, General Director of the Musée Pointe-à-Callière, and Jonathan Voyer.|
Photo by Alain Vandal
What a great fall season it was! We are looking forward to our next concert on February 4, at Timpano-Percussion!