REProduce Listening Room: 5 March 2017

REProduce Listening Room: 5 March 2017

REProduce Listening Room at  Cube Culture
Sunday, 5th March 2016, 4:00 – 9:00 PM

**Donor Passes available at the door at INR 300**

On Sunday, March 5th, New Delhi based music collective REProduce Artists will debut their Listening Room series in Kolkata. The series aims to fill a gap in the ever iterating and increasingly varied community of live music in India by showcasing talent that might not get heard in the more mainstream oriented venues. REProduce Listening Room will focus purely on the music – in a space where an audience can absorb sound on their own terms.

For this iteration we have partnered with Littlei, and we will produce a new space in Salt Lake – Cube Culture. Conceptualised as a creative space for a number of different engagements, the space presents over 8000 square feet of clean white walls, framed my high ceilings and over 6000 lumens of projection power. This iteration of the series will focus on a variety of artists from Kolkata itself, presenting a balance of textural pieces, vocals, guitar pieces, visual references, and new collaborations.

Curator’s note by Rana Ghose:

VvvvV (Kolkata, India)

I think Varun has 3 projects, I can’t keep track. Between that, Littlei, his wife and children, and putting on synth workshops and other events, he’s a busy dude – but we’ve been wanting to do LR in Kolkata for ages. So thank/curse Varun for this one. He’s sent me some work over the months that doesn’t really sound like what I’d think he’d do so VvvvV.

Jivraj Singh (Kolkata, India)

So yeah Jivraj and I have been wanting to do this for a while but dude is super busy obviously – but hey, it finally lined up. He is of course a drummer, you may be aware (duh) so he wanted to pilot a deployment that he has yet to anywhere else. Neither of us have any idea what to expect, which is generally a good thing because expectations are for suckers.

ShadowBlink (Kolkata, India)

Shailpik came to the LR at Jude Bakery last summer, I think he was on assignment in Bombay or something, can’t remember. He took some cool pics, then he sent me his music stuff, and then yeah. For this one he’s incorporating a lot of visuals, no idea. Varun saw his set the other day and said it was dope. Works for me.

Rivu (Kolkata, India)

I was looking for something to balance this out, and Varun passed me on toSubhagata. He spends most of his time scoring theatre in Kolkata, plays guitar, but also does production work. I think this will be his fourth show as Rivu, a project he’s had around for 2-3 years.

JESSOP&CO. (Kolkata, India)

FUCK EVERYONE

Amyt Datta (Kolkata, India)

After Kartik had to cancel I started asking who could replace him (of course he’s irreplaceable you know what I mean) and Jivraj suggesetd Amyt. After a few failed telephone connections we finally spoke the other day, and he seemed intrigued by what could happen here, and lo, so it came to pass. He suggested a sort of exploration of strings which to be sure could mean anything really (which suits this description fine).

Plastic Parvati (Kolkata, India)

I saw The Ganesh Talkies once years ago open for pcrc in a spot that Stef used to handle called Downstairs at Zo in HKV. As per Delhi guidelines that place was run by dicks and they didn’t pay Stef and some bullshit went down so fuck those guys but at least I got to see Suyasha do her thing. I’ve actually never seen her since. She has a new release coming out called Plastic Parvati. There you go.

For more information please visit:

Cube Culture: cubeculture.in
Littlei: littlei.in
REProduce Artists: reproduceartists.com
Listening Room: win.gs/2iqDjpX

Cube Culture
Address: Y 17 EP Block Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091 Phone: 098307 86945

The Sound Platter Ep. 1: 1 March 2017

The Sound Platter Ep. 1: 1 March 2017

Burnt Garlic presents The Sound Platter

Announcing the pilot event on Wednesday 1st March 2017 with a duo from Germany and India: Matthias Muller & Sukanya Bhattacharya.

The event will showcase the spirit of creativity with a mixture of songs and conversation. The 60 minute live show open to an audience of 50 people will be shot, edited and presented in a short format broadcast on YouTube and Facebook. The intention of this show is to tell the stories behind musicians, what drives their passion for music and their relationship with the city of Kolkata. We’ll be exploring the landscapes of Jazz, Blues & Bavarian and Indian Folk music.

Venue: Burnt Garlic *
Address: Priya Cinema, 95, Rash Behari Ave, Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029
Phone: 033 6545 7145
Event timing: 8PM – 9PM

* Burnt Garlic is a fully serviced bar and kitchen. Venue capacity is 50 so please come on time for a good seat.

About the musicians:

Matthias Müller (Guitar; Composer, Arranger)

Matthias is a graduate of the College of Music at Sulzbach-Rosenberg, and studied classical and jazz guitar as well as composition and arranging at the Munich Guitar Institute and the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. Over the several decades of his musical career, he has toured internationally and played in many styles; he frequently composes music for film and television.

Matthias’ compelling interest in Indian classical music led him to study Carnatic Music (South Indian style), affording him opportunities to play and collaborate with some of the finest Indian players of our time, such as Dr. L. Subramaniam, Sivamani, Tanmoy Bose, Bickram Gosh, Debashish Bhattacharya and world music Grammy Award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

Sukanya Bhattacharya (Vocals)

Lead Vocalist at Debashish Bhattacharya & Calcutta Chronicles, Lead Vocalist at Hatchlings Music.

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About Littlei, producers of The Sound Platter.

Littlei is a production company based in Kolkata, India. The primary focus of the organization is promoting live events within the city and creating a national creative network that includes musicians, artists, photographers, authors, actors, comedians, producers and tech visionaries. Littlei has produced over 400 events in the city since 2008 and has presented its cultural work at industry conferences around the country and in the UK, Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands.

http://littlei.in/
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