About This Event
In a typically boundary-crossing Prom, Jules Buckley has devised a project with star sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar at its centre.
In the centenary year of her father Ravi Shankar’s birth and with the aim of presenting ‘ragas and the sitar in a new light’, she combines recordings of some of his works both with her own sitar improvisations and with live electronics by composer/producer Gold Panda.
Alongside conductor and arranger Jules Buckley, Anoushka Shankar has produced new arrangements of her own pieces for the Britten Sinfonia strings, who are joined by her regular collaborator percussionist Manu Delago. Among them are ‘Wandering Around’, ‘Voice of the Moon’, ‘Land of Gold’ and ‘Chasing Shadows’.
It will not be possible to have an audience at the Royal Albert Hall.
Live on BBC Radio 3 & on BBC Four at 8.00pm
Image: Anoushka Shankar © Laura Lewis