When music and words come together, they mostly do so in missionary position – as a song. But might there not be a richer erotic, ‘twixt verbal & sonic? For over 40 years, in poems, compositions, libretti, operas, essays, installations and spatial theatres of sound, light, and words, Sandeep Bhagwati has creatively toyed with such fertile engagements – works of adult entertainment to both heart and mind. Come prepared to listen through poems, to read into music – and to discover new sonopoetic delights in their intertwined moves.
Sandeep Bhagwati is a multiple award-winning composer, conductor, theatre director and media artist [Studies: Mozarteum Salzburg, Musikhochschule München and IRCAM Paris]. His compositions and comprovisations (including 6 operas and experimental music theatre works) are regularly performed worldwide. He has curated several festivals and long-term inter-traditional projects with Asian musicians. A Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Art at Concordia University 2006-16, he also was Professor at Karlsruhe Music University, Composer-in-Residence/Fellow/Guest Professor at IRCAM Paris, ZKM Karlsruhe, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, IEM Graz, CalArts Los Angeles, Heidelberg University, University of Arts Berlin and Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow. At Concordia, he directs matralab, a research/creation center for performance arts. His current work centers on comprovisation, inter-traditional aesthetics, gestural&sonic theatre and situational scores. From 2008 to 2011, he also was the director of Hexagram Concordia. He also has founded and is the musical director of three inter-traditional ensembles in Berlin, Montréal and Pune.
Snacks will be served after the lecture, with a chance for you to meet and chat with the speaker.