Sat 5th Aug: Bernhard Schimpelsberger/ Flux

The Winemakers Club, 41a Farringdon Street, EC4a 4aN.

Tickets £10.00 adv BUY NOW

Doors open 7.00 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon 3 mins walk/ Blackfriars 5 mins walk

  • PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY CONCERT, THERE WILL BE NO DOOR SALES AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT OF THE PERFORMANCE.

 

 

New Roots presents a unique concert in a unique venue. The sublime musicians of Indian fusion act Flux and percussion master Bernhard Schimpelsberger (Talvin Singh/ Nitin Sawhney/ Anoushka Shankar) perform in a strikingly atmospheric candle-lit, theatre-style stone arch in the tunnel vaults of Holborn Viaduct for what promises to be a spectacular meeting of contemporary roots and world music. The venue is attached to a beautiful wine, whiskey and craft beer bar, open to concert ticket holders only.

Bernhard Schimpelsberger grew up in Austria deeply rooted in Jazz and Western classical music. It was his dedicated years of studies in India, however, which shaped his unique approach to rhythm and music. Under the tutelage of Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, one of the legendary Tabla masters of the age, Bernhard immersed himself in the Indian rhythmic system and incorporated its poetry and intricacy into his Western oriented music making.

Percussionist and acclaimed composer Schimpelsberger has toured the globe performing with legendary artists Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney, Akram Khan, Talvin Singh, Susheela Raman and his own group Circle of Sound. (feat Soumik Datta) . In 2016 he travelled for 10 weeks across Europe, initiating 10 world premiere collaborations. Some of Bernhard’s findings, short stories and musical anecdotes from this creative adventure will be incorporated into his performance this evening.

Featuring violinist Preetha Narayanan, trained in both Western classical and Indian carnatic violin, accomplished producer Shammi Pithia on bansuri flute and cajon -Pithia’s solo album ‘Cosmic’ reached no.1 on the iTunes World Music Chart – and experienced musical director, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Michael Goodey (Plan B, Kelly Le Roc) on piano and guitar, Flux fuse elements of Indian and Western classical music, folk, and urban styles to create a stunningly widescreen, cinematic sound. Their combination of virtuosic musicianship and dynamic arrangements creates a truly spectacular live show- live highlights for the band include Glastonbury Festival, London Southbank Centre, Kings Place, The National Portrait Gallery, The Great Escape and the Indig02.

 

 

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