Concert + Workshop Heads and Tales by Tinctures

tinctures duo © Natalia Rebecca Issac

Tue, 06.03.2018

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

716, CMH Road
Indiranagar 1st Stage

feat. Aman Mahajan/piano and Nishad Pandey/guitar

Tinctures is a duo based out of Bangalore and Berlin, featuring Aman Mahajan on piano and Nishad Pandey on guitar. Performing entirely original repertoire, their music is an organic confluence of jazz, Western and Indian classical music, and contemporary influences.

The Concert titled Heads and Tales at the Bhavan, consisting exclusively of original material written for piano and guitar, is Tinctures' first compositional effort, with each piece having been conceived as a sonic environment in which various musical games are played, and concepts are explored. Primary to the duo's musical concerns is the idea of musical interplay and narrative, drawn from sources often beyond the realms of music. The compositions provide fresh contexts for familiar sounds, and explore the nature of consonance and dissonance on the piano and guitar.

Aman & Nishad @ the blue room Photo: Samhita Nagaraj © Tinctures Workshop
Heads and Tales will be preceded by a Workshop for professional muscians, also at the Bhavan, exploring compositional methods used, and discussing music performance and improvisation.

The following topics will be approached in detail, and through the lens of the duo's work:
  • the duo’s approach to writing for piano and guitar
  • a breakdown of specific sections of the pieces
  • co-composing 
  • ears + theory; using them in tandem
  • concept-based composition 
  • rhythmic cycles 
  • harmonic ideas 
  • texture, dynamics, shape
  • Indian melodies applied to western harmonic frameworks 
  • other tools for improvisation
Time: 4.00 - 6.00 p.m.
Registration: Rs. 600
Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2018  | Sign up early and pay Rs. 500 only.

Registration fee in cash / local cheque in favour of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore OR Paytm to: +91 8050313995.
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