The concert will include a collaboration between Deepak Paramashivan, a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at the U of A, and i Coristi. Deepak will perform on the sarangi - a small bowed string instrument of India and Nepal, with 3 playing strings and about 36 sympathetically vibrating strings. It's a relatively rare instrument to hear - often when we think of Indian classical music we think of sitar and tabla, but it has a much more voice-like, melodious quality.
Meeting Places 1 is the first in a series of concerts that explore intersections between choral music and other areas in which choirs don't work very often. Future concerts could be collaborations with dancers, live painters, slam poets, jazz groups, Indigenous musicians, pop artists... This concert will be a great first installment of this new initiative.