23. March 2013

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

5 p.m.
Accompanying film program Kino im Kesselhaus
“Siddhartha ”

7 p.m. concert

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia
Hariprasad Chaurasia (bansuri)
Debopriya Ranadive (bansuri)
Vijay Ghate (tabla)
Bhavani Prasad Kathak (pakhawaj)

In cooperation with
Osterfestival Tirol
Schallaburg - Das Indien der Maharadschas

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Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia BANSURI – The Godly instrument of Lord Krishna

In the beginning was the light, where Vishnu lived, God of the sun, the one pervading everything, who set the time in motion – the God of rituals and creator of the ancient power of the Gods that bring about the world. According to mythology, in his eighth incarnation, Vishnu joined the earthly beings as Krishna and charmed them all – men and animals alike – like an Indian Orpheus with his beguiling play on the bansuri, the side-blown flute of “bans” (bamboo) and “sur” (sound), whose finger holes are burnt into the wood. It is more but a piece of bamboo – without it, Krishna could neither have nor bring peace. Its sounds brought joy into the hearts of all beings and made the senses of every being around the player fade away. The eternal sound of the divine instrument is forever hovering in the air and is brought back into earthly spheres by the masters of the bansuri, like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Hariprasad Chaurasia from the divine city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, the State of Krishna’s alleged place of birth Vrindavan, has brought the bansuri play to every corner of the earth like no one before. His concert-dominated life awarded him with musical encounters with musicians like John McLaughlin and Jan Garbarek. The musician, who is also the director of the world music institute in Rotterdam and who gained popularity as a composer for Bollywood film music in his home country, successfully blends the respected tradition of the Indian style of music with new ideas and developments. Ornaments and scales of shruti (micro intervals) and a diversely pulsating rhythm trigger a charming musical flow that carries sensations of passion and desire and that takes you from the Genesis to present times.

Kino im Kesselhaus, March 23, 5 p.m.
>>USA 1972 >>Direction: Conrad Rooks
Legendary film based on Hesse’s narration about an Indian Brahman on the search for the meaning of life. (Free admission with a valid IMAGO DEI ticket of March 23. Please make your reservations when purchasing your IMAGO DEI ticket.)