Virtuoso sitarist and composer Jasdeep Singh Degun is joined by an eight-piece band in music from his acclaimed Real World Records debut, bringing the spontaneity and beauty of Indian tradition together with the rich counterpoint of western classical music and modern rhythmic ambience.
Written and recorded under the mentorship of Nitin Sawhney, Anomaly’s twelve tracks range from shimmering, high-wire sitar solos to ravishingly orchestrated cinematic excursions. Thrillingly contemporary, its roots lie in the ancient repertoire of raags, the frameworks used in the improvised performance of Indian classical music.
The showcasing of Anomaly in Liverpool is particularly poignant as Jasdeep spent a lot of his time developing as a young musician first as a member of SAMYO, South Asian Music Youth Orchestra, and later as a member of Tarang, the Indian music band, both Milap’s national ensembles based out of Liverpool. Jasdeep has continued to flourish as a soloist for many years with Milap presenting numerous concerts across Liverpool and Manchester. Most recently, Milap presented the debut performance of Anomaly in October 2019 to a sold out audience at the Southbank Centre, London.
After topping the critics’ 2022 end-of-year lists as composer, co-music director and soloist in Opera North and SAA-uk’s groundbreaking opera Orpheus, Jasdeep returns to the concert stage to showcase his genre-leaping artistry as performer, composer and collaborator.
Drawn from the Indian and western classical and UK jazz scenes, his band includes guest musicians from the album, and members of the ensemble that he put together for Orpheus.
Jasdeep will be joined by Glenn Sharp (guitar), Kaviraj Singh (santoor), Liz Hanks (cello), Kirpal Panesar (esraj), John Pope (double bass), Harkiret Bahra (tabla), Aisling Brouwer (piano) and David McEwan (sound).
Presented in partnership with The Tung Auditorium & Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Date9 June 2023 / 7:30pm
VenueThe Tung Auditorim, 60 Oxford St, Liverpool L7 3NY
Tickets£16.00 - 20.00 • Book Now