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Date(s) - 14/08/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance française du Bengale


SAMPARK Cine Adda at Alliance française du Bengale
Sampark presents an evening of cinema and cine adda.
Subha Das Mollick’s award-winning documentary CALCUTTA SONATA and then a discussion with the film maker.
Calcutta Sonata tells the story of gradual assimilation of piano into the cultural fabric of the city. Through the piano the Indian was introduced to the ideas of chords and harmony as opposed to a pure line of melody. Indian musical compositions were infused with western ideas and the well tempered keys of the piano were struck to yield to the micro-tones of the Indian raga. As the piano proliferated in the city, the support system to maintain the pianos in tune also grew stronger. The grand instrument found its place in Indian homes, schools, churches, play houses, cinema and literature. The city continues to play with 88 keys.