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May 12

Revolutionary Rhythms: Utsav Lal’s Enthralling Raga Piano

May 12 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Raga Pianist- Utsav Lal

Raga Pianist: Utsav Lal

Drawing fresh inspiration from ancient tradition, Utsav Lal has developed his own unique and soulful voice for the piano. A virtuosic performer who combines Indian Classical Music with jazz and post-modern concepts, Lal’s music is recognized for its sincerity, depth, and powerful intensity.

Wholly improvised, slowly expanding from a single note outwards to complex waves of rhythms and virtuosic passages, Utsav Lal’s innovative handling of ragas on the piano blends his diverse musical influences and leaves listeners spellbound. With unfailing clarity of technique and rhythmic virtuosity, his work is deeply influenced by Dhrupad. It gains inspiration from many sources such as The Necks, Thelonious Monk, Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, and Cecil Taylor.

Choosing to perform on an instrument that has traditionally been considered unsuitable for Hindustani Classical Music and treading the careful line between an ancient tradition and the innate desire for innovation with the utmost respect, Lal’s ground-breaking work has garnered an impressive career spanning two decades, with solo performances at world-famous venues like Carnegie Hall (New York), Southbank Centre (London), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Steinway Hall (New York), Asia Society (Hong Kong), Arts Center (Melbourne).

Recognized for his musical achievements from an early age and endorsed as a Young Steinway Artist, TiE Aspire Young Indian Achiever, and Yamaha Jazz Scholar, Lal has been recognized for his extensive collaborative work with Irish, Scottish, Jazz and Experimental artists, including leading names like Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Winifred Horan, Australian Contemporary Circus Theatre CIRCA, Talvin Singh, George Brooks, Rajna Swaminathan. Lal has seven solo record releases, including a historic world’s first album on the microtonal “Fluid Piano” (2016). Lal holds a Master’s in Contemporary Improvisation (New England Conservatory of Music) and a bachelor’s in Jazz (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and is a disciple of Dhrupad vocalist Ustad F. Wasifuddin Dagar.

Doors open at 7 pm, and the Concert begins at 8 pm.

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May 12
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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