Carnatic Paradigm 1
Artists performing at the Counterflows festival, Scotland  ©

Alternative Currents

Saturday 02 December 2017 - 18:00 to Sunday 17 December 2017 - 21:00
Kolkata, Chennai, Fort Kochi


A Carnatic Paradigm came together for its premier at the Counterflows festival in Glasgow on 7th - 9th April 2017.

The project began in 2015 with artists Mark Fell in the lead, with thoughts and ideas about south Indian Carnatic music and the relationship if any to western electronic music. At Counterflows the project took shape as an installation piece which took over the Centre for Contemporary Art's main space for the period of the festival. The festival saw performances of new work for electonics, carnatic ensemble and a duo between veena player, Shobana Swaminathan and cellist Sandro Mussida. Others taking part were Nandini Muthuswamy on violin and percussionst Anatha R Krishnan; Rian Treanor, electronics; Nakul Krishnamurthy, electronics; Mysore Vadiraj, on the mrindanga and of course Mark Fell

And now the project returns to India where we will be working with our partners in Kolkata, Chennai and Fort Kochi to host events in each of these cities tailored to each organisation’s needs and working with producers and artists from India.

The project, which has been produced by AC projects, will be of the highest artistic and professional quality. Mark Fell has been called by the South Bank Centre, “The most important electronic artist working today across the world”.

Schedule of showcases

Cities Dates Event/ Venue  Details
Kolkata 2-3 December Performance/ Installation at The Harrington Street Arts Centre  For more details: 
Chennai 6-7 December Performance/ Installation at KM Music Conservatory  For more details:
Fort Kochi 16-17 December Performance/ Installation at Pepper House For more details: