The Art of Time: A Journey into South Indian Rhythm
5-day Masterclass with Trichy Sankaran
April 26-30, 2016
About Trichy Sankaran
Professor Trichy Sankaran is a world-renowned percussion virtuoso, specializing in mridangam and kanira, two of the most popular South Indian percussion instruments, in addition to the performance of vocal percussion, known as konkakkol Aside from being a top-ranked performer, he is an Indian music scholar and composer, and the founding director of Indian music studies at York University. Over the years, Prof. Sankaran has bridged eastern and western pedagogical styles and has influenced generations of students who have become noted performers, composers, and music educators themselves.
Trichy Sankaran has performed at major festivals in India, South-East Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. In his 6 decades of concert experience in Carnatic music, he has accompanied all top rank artists of India and continues to perform at the top of that field. In addition to his usual traditional settings and numerous solo recitals, he has performed with Nexus, gamelan, jazz, electronic, African music ensembles and world drums, as well as his own group, Trichy's Trio.
As a composer, Trichy Sankaran has to his credit a number of pieces in the genres of gamelan, jazz, traditional western classical orchestra and world music ensembles. He continues to perform and write compositions for contemporary and world music ensembles. He has received numerous honours and awards for his contributions to University teaching and artistic excellence in the professional field.
In January 2012, Dr. Sankaran received the most coveted honour of 'Sangita Kalanidhi' from the prestigious Music Academy of Madras.
Professor Sankaran has published numerous articles, as well as two major textbooks: The Rhythmic Principals and Practice of South Indian Drumming and The Art of Konnakkol.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn the intricacies, principles and techniques of South Indian rhythm from a true master of the art, Trichy Sankaran.
5 days of 3-hr masterclasses taught in an intimate and relaxed setting, designed to help the student understand and apply the principles and techniques of South Indian rhythm to their respective artstic practice.
Classes will be taught using the rhythmic language known as solkattu which is what South Indian musicians use to communicate rhythmic ideas to each other. Using the voice to express rhythm as well as hand gestures to outline the tala (rhythmic cycles), you will enter into a new realm of rhythmic understanding and awareness. Some handouts will also be available to aid in learning.
Applicable for musicians and singers (of all instruments and idioms), composers, dancers, choreographers...anyone wishing to broaden their rhythmic horizons and gain new inspiration.
An ability to keep a steady beat is required.
April 26-29: 4-7pm
April 30: 9am-12pm
Vancouver Community College (VCC) 1155 East Broadway Ave (exact room location given upon registration)
Cost: $300 Registration deposit: $100 Payable by INTERAC transfer, cash, money order
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Space is very limted so regsiter early to confirm your spot.
1155 East Broadway Ave.
Free for workshop participants
$10 general admission or FREE with donation of a non-perishable food item
This concert will feature Trichy Sankaran performing solo pieces (mridangam, kanjira) and in an ensemble with guest musicians to perform his original compositions.