A Carnatic Paradigm
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Mark Fell_Nakul Krishnamurthy_Rian Treanor

About India-Scotland Season

British Council has been working in partnership with Creative Scotland for over 4 years to develop between artists, art professionals and organisations from India and Scotland. Scoping trips to India and delegations attending key events such as Momentum, Celtic Connections and Turner prize have resulted in many new projects, collaborations and opportunities being created. 

Projects we are supporting 

The projects being supported bring together leading artists and arts organisations from India and Scotland. The programme will feature visual arts, literature and music projects, with more being announced in April 2017. Many projects will feature live performance, exhibitions, participatory events and digital showcases. Others will work directly with communities through workshops and touring. The projects will take place throughout 2017 and 2018. 

The Algebra of Cadent Consciousness

A collaboration between AC projects/Counterflows, Littlei, EarthSync & The Pepper House. This project will run between April 2017 - April 2018.

It will bring together traditional & contemporary music practice and will involve the creation of new collaborative work by DJ Riah Treanor, electronic musician & composer Mark Fell, composer Nakuru Krishna Murthy, singer & percussionist  Antanth R Krishna and Dr Lalitha Muthuswamy. The artists will work together to mentor each other, share artists practice and production skills. The the new works will be experience though an be  an immersive installation involving electronic compositions, live acoustic performance, talks & debates, a reading space and lighting designs that brings together all aspects of project's cultural exchange. The installation will tour to  4 locations: Glasgow, Chennai, Kolkata and Fort Cochin and will also have an online presence.

Key dates:

6-9th Apr 2017: Counterflows, Glasgow - Installation & performance Nov 2017: Littlei, Kolkata, Bengal - Installation & performance Nov 2017: Xchange, Chennai - Installation & performance Dec 2017: The Pepper House, Forth Cochin - Installation & performance April 2018: Counterflows - Launch of online archive and recordings

Focas India & Scotland

This photography project will involve an open call for existing images responding to the theme "Document" by Indian and Scottish art photographers. The works will be selected by leading professionals Davila Daulet Singh, Photoink Delhi and Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Document Scotlandand the resulting curated exhibition will tour in India between August - December 2017 (including venues in Gadhinnagar, Delhi, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Chennai) and there will be associated programme of artist lead workshops for young people. Simultaneously as part of the open call, 3 Scottish and 3 Indian artists will be identified to work on digital photography collaborations and will involve Streetlevel in Glasgow and National Institute of Design in India. The project aims to create a strong digital legacy with digital gallery, journal and filmed interviews of artists, and potential to sustain new creative partnerships

Brian Molley Quartet

The Brian Molley Quartet are working in partnership with EXODUS and will perform at the Madras Jazz Festival, Chennai in June 2017. In addition to the performances they will also explore collaborations with Indian musicians working in traditional, jazz and electronica, and deliver wraparound workshops for music students and interactive sessions for children through the festival’s associated children charitable foundation. Performance dates will available soon.


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