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Traditional Indian Classical

Indian Classical music is a form of Improvised music with a deep introspective and spiritual aspect. This music has continued to evolve over the centuries with influences as far as from Iran. It is meditative yet extatic and exilarating because of its melodic richness. One of the most complex and evolved melodic and rhythmic  traditions of the world yet paletted in a simple way immediately appealing to the audience.  The listener is seduced to go into a journey within.

Since this music is completely improvised and spontaneous, a complete performance is influenced by Time, Weather, Season and Mood of the artist. 

Hindol Deb  –  Sitar

Arup Sen Gupta – Tabla

Medieval Raga

Bringing together two different traditions and instruments from East and West – Sitar and Cello, Medival Raga is a quest to stay connected with the Roots while exploring newer ways together. Being true to its name, the project is inspired by Medieval, Early music and Indian Classical Raga music. Though most of their compositions are Original, the repertoir also includes some traditional pieces from both the Cultures to add to the Colour and Variety.

Nathan Bontrager – Cello/ Viola da Gamba

Hindol Deb – Sitar

Arup Sen Gupta – Tabla

Metamorphosis    (Crossover Jazz)

Metamorphosis is an inevitable consequence of Hindol’s migration to Germany in search of new sounds and compositional styles. It is a musical expression of Globalization, mixing of Cultures, both in the East and the West. Metamorphosis explores the boundaries between jazz and classical Indian music and builds aesthetic connections between the two genres. Polyrhythmic and Indian modes flow into the compositions, whereas the jazz language is retained in composing, improvising and Instrumentation. Finally, the Band’s music examines the cultural identities of people who come from two completely different roots and focuses on bringing the two perspectives at Eye level.

Hindol Deb – Compositions, Sitar, Vocals

Clemens Orth – Piano

Reza Askari – Double Bass

Jan Philipp – Drums