Exhibition|Concert|Performance|Film Screening JISR // Brücke: From the Isar to the Cauvery

JISR © Ali Malak

Fri, 01.04.2022

Indian Music Experience

JISR // Brücke: From the Isar to the Cauvery, a stunning LIVE music event to inaugurate the very special Exhibition Birdsong, curated and presented by our partner and bangaloREsidency host Indian Music Experience (IME). Followed on the same weekend by Bird, a contemporary dance performance,  choreographed by Preethi Athreya

M. Ramdan_JISR © Mohcine Ramdan JISR // Brücke: From the Isar to the Cauvery
The multi-city South Asia tour of the Munich ensemble, JISR ends in Bangalore. In many ways an exchange of musical cultures JISR جسر is led by the charismatic linguist, singer, percussionist and Gembri player Dr. Mohcine Ramdan.

Ramamani project © Karthik Mani In Bangalore, JISR will collaborate on stage with the Ramamani Project, featuring Bangalore's very own virtuosos R.A.Ramamani,  Karthik Mani and Dattatreya Desai.

The live performance by JISR is a melting pot of diverse musical styles and traditions. The repertoire and musical influences are from Arabic classical music and poetry, African Gnawa grooves to German Krautrock, Balkan, Jazz, Tango and Andalusian Flamenco. JISR’s music is an ethnographic snapshot of a polycultural music that breaks the boundaries between different musical genres, making a space for musical imaginations. The music is unconventionally instrumented, exploring and integrating sounds from around the world.

For From the Isar to the Cauvery, JISR // BRÜCKE presents music like a caravan, moving in the moonlight, passing through the musical cultures of the South Asian continent. Allowing the audience to embark on a multi-faceted sound journey through Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India.

Gergely Lukacs: Trumpet
Marwan Fakir: Violin
Marja Burchard: Keys, Trombone
Mohcine Ramdan: Percussion / Gembri / Vocals
Niko Schabel: Alto Sax, Clarinet, Bass clarinet 
Roman Bunka: Oud, Guitar
Severin Rauch: Drums 

R.A.Ramamani: Vocals 
Karthik Mani: Percussion
Dattatreya Desai: Bansuri 

April 1, 2022, 7.00 p.m.
MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar

Tickets on bookmyshow. No entry after the concert begins. Standard COVID protocols apply. 

This concert is a part of the project "The Sound of Faraway Lands"

Mare Nostrum: Workshop on World Music
JISR will conduct a Master Class for Bangalore music students on March 31, 2022 at IME. Limited seats, register early.
Register here

Down the ages, birds have enthralled us with their ability to take to the skies, inspiring our cultural wealth – through music, poetry, art and more. These sentinel species are crucial to our ecosystems and the sustenance of our natural habitats.

Birdsong spotlights the contribution of birds to our ecological and cultural wealth. The exhibition features stunning photographs and illustrations, a display of musical instruments inspired by birds, audio-visual kiosks showcasing bird calls, computer interactives, and graphic panels that highlight the connections between birds and humans, and the significance of coexistence.

Inauguration: April 1, 2022, 5.00 p.m.
On display till: July 31, 2022, 10.00 a.m – 06.00 p.m
An online version of the exhibition will open in June 2022.

Bird_Preethi © Preethi Athreya Bird
Choreographed by Preethi Athreya
97 min.

Inspired by a Garcia Marquez short story, Bird is a series of solo movement propositions where we see the quirky bridging of two anatomies – that of human rootedness and of avian flight. Performed by four male soloists, the work seeks to question our very conception of the human form and proposes a reorganising of how we may understand our bodily selves.

Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy, Vikram Iyengar, Surjit Nongmeikapam, Joshua Sailo: performance
Jeong Hee Kang: lighting design
(Design interpreted by T. Balasaravanan)
Tobias Stürmer: music
Sharan Devkar Shankar: film
Preethi Athreya: concept/choreography
Co-produced by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai / InKo(Indo Korean) Centre, Chennai / Alliance Francaise of Madras.

April 2, 2022, 6.00 p.m.
MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar

Tickets on bookmyshow. No entry after the performance begins. Standard COVID protocols apply. 

Embryo © M.Wehmeyer Embryo - A Journey of Music and Peace: a film by Michael Wehmeyer
98 min. | Germany, 2019 | German with English subtitles

For 50 years, music collective Embryo has been building bridges between jazz and Indian, African and Arabic sonic worlds, as pioneers of 'World Music'. On their travels from Europe to Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco, Embryo played with local musicians, – including jazz greats Mal Waldron and Charlie Mariano and Fela Kuti.

Embryo keyboarder and director Michael Wehmeyer opens a treasure chest of previously unreleased film footage and photos to convey five decades of a new way of making music, independent of existing social and cultural norms. Embryo has a way of making the world small and the music big. The film is truly a cinematic jam session across the globe.

April 3, 2022, 4.00 p.m. 
Indian Music Experience 
Entry free.