Title: 'Project PULSE' (Bulgaria / India)
Theodosii Spassov - kaval
Sandip Bhattacharya - tabla
Dimitar Bodurov - piano, electronics
Duration: 70 minutes (no intermissions)
Date: 27.08.2016 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 pm
Place: outdoor stage, Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz
Tickets: 30 pln / 20 pln
DESCRIPTION OF THE CONCERT:
Spirituality of ancient India, lyricism of Bulgarian folklore and the searching spirit of contemporary European jazz, come together to convey the urgency of PROJECT PULSE.
Once upon a time, two times, three... So goes the pulse of life. The pulse in the heart, or maybe in your heart. So goes the story of creation. An emotionally charged story about kindness, happiness, contemplation, rhythm and meditation. A narrative of compositions, improvisations and ambient soundscapes.
Bulgarian pianist and composer Dimitar Bodurov has put together a collective of unique artistic individuals - worldwide celebrated Bulgarian kaval player Ttheodosii Spassov, Indian tabla master Sandip Battacharya, and Dimitar Bodurov himself on piano and electronics.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Theodosii Spassov - is is a worldwide celebrated Bulgarian kaval (traditional wooden flute) player and one of the pioneers to combine Bulgarian folklore with jazz and world music. For over 30 years, Theodosii has toured all over Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Canada and USA. "Newsweek"magazine recognized Theodosii Spassov as one of the most talented Eastern-European musicians. He received Grammy award with "Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares". He is an author of numerous CD albums; composer of film and theater music. Spassov was recently named UNESCO artist of piece next to Herbie Hancock, Gil Gilberto and Celine Dion. He has worked with artists like Ennio Morricone, Trilok Gurtu and many more.
Sandip Bhattacharya - is a prominent name in Indian Classical music. He was born and raised in India's oldest cultural and holy center Benares (Varanasi). Descendant of an old musical family he inherits the title Bhatta (Master). At an early age Sandip studied with the most respected names in Indian music: Ravi Shankar and Zakir Hussein. Since the mid 90's he is residing in the Netherlands, where he regularly works with musicians of the Dutch and European jazz and world scene such as: Jan Garbarek, Mari Boine, Sainkho Namchylak. Sandip has great experience working various groups, theater and dance productions as well as giving solo concerts. He regularly tours throughout Europe and in his native India.
Dimitar Bodurov - Amsterdam based, Bulgarian jazz pianist and composer. As pianist Bodurov has released several CD albums with his groups, received awards and played concerts mostly throughout Europe. As composer Bodurov has written commissions for Gergiev Festival (Rotterdam), Dance group LeineRoebana (Amsterdam), Holland Festival and Origen festival (Switzerland). Bodurov is also the initiator of Keys and Stix Festival, dedicated to piano-drums duets and since 2014 the artistic director of Radar Festival (Varna, Bulgaria).