Date(s) - 12/05/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KJM is a music band exploring Indian ragas with a pinch of rock’n’roll and psychedelia. Far from a consensual fusion, KJM incorporates technical excellence to create an exciting and passionate music. On one hand, there is Indian classical virtuoso and on second hand, there are musicians from the rock, and psychedelic jazz scene. More than a fusion, it can be called contemporary Indian music. In this project, tracks are improvised on Indian modes (ragas), no more indication are given to musicians. During live concerts, musicians play in a sponteneous way. The driving force behind KJM’s music is to bring out an artist’s honest expression at a given moment and thus going beyond the established structures or paradigms of music. As a “Bitches Brew” (Miles Davis) for the African American jazz, KJM explores the Indian psychedelia with an endless pleasure and the result is stunning. The spiritual aspect of traditional music is maintained but the shape is discussed, revised and polyphony exacerbated.
Supriyo Dutta is a rising star in Hindustani Vocal Classical music, he frequently collaborates with musicians of repute for live performances and composes music for various productions.
Paul Brook is a guitarist, producer and owner of a recording studio in Paris. He builds his musical universe around psychedelic culture and free improvisation.
Mainak Nag Chowdhury, also known as ‘Bumpy’ in the national and international music scene, has worked extensively as a bass player and music producer in India and all over the world.
Gaurab Chatterjee is a drummer and a composer based out of Kolkata, India. He has been associated with the Kolkata based rock band Lakkhichhara since it’s inception and also with the critically acclaimed alt jazz fusion line up Kendraka since 2012.
Zoe Brook follows an unusual path, oscillating between intellectual and artistic training. She has been performing as a VJ artist since 2015. In her performances, images are an invitation to reflect on the human condition and an exploration of digital pictorial universe.