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Soul stirring music

Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya on music and music lovers of Hyderabad

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Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya

Fusion is a confused word in the world of music," comments santoor maestro Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya, who is in the city to perform at Rock Heights, Shilparamam today. He further explains, "fusion music doesn't always mean highpower, loud music, it can be soothing too. My latest album,

Tarun's Travelogue is a fusion album. And it has every element of appealing to a cross-section of music lovers. It has the classical element blended in western style." Tarun's seven-member team which will be performing in the city consists of the guitar, saxophone, vocal, tabla, mridangam, octopad besides the santoor which is played by Tarun. Composed, directed and conceptualised by him the album consists of 10 tracks of which the last one is Vande Mataram. His latest album consists of tracks like Ananthaswamy Chills out at Silicon Valley and Las Vegas meets Lucknow to name a couple from his fusion collection. With over 83 albums to his credit, Pt Tarun Bhattacharya is currently working on an album with guitarist Fred Hamilton from University of Texas. "For this album we have used ragas to make an honest attempt of showing the universality of music. Classical musicians feel their music is for a niche audience. I want to break this mindset and prove that music has a universal appeal. Classical music can have an all-age appeal and Hyderabad has esteemed audiences. They know to appreciate anything good," he says. Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya is the only santoor maestro from the Maihar Gharana, he has revolutionised santoor and the style of playing it. Trained by his father, Pt. Rabi Bhattarcharya, Pt. Dulal Roy and maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar, this santoor maestro has also invented the long lasting effect fine tuners of the 100 string instrument.

PRABALIKA M. BORAH

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