Thu. 9 June 2022 – 20:00
Nora Fischer

Tri Atma

India meets Jazz

Ragas and jazz; sarangi and piano; these aren't your everyday combinations, but for the impressive musicians of tonight they are exciting expansions of their musical home base. Enchanting Indian ragas, subtle classic jazz and poetic rhythms of the tabla join forces in the programme Tri Atma, created by the young sarangi-master Sabir Sultan Khan, renowned jazz pianist Rembrandt Frerichs and worldwide respected tabla player Heiko Dijker.

The Sarangi, a century-old string instrument from India, is often called "the voice with hundred colours" – not only because of its song-like tone, but mostly because of its many resonating strings (up to thirty) from which an array of overtones arises during playing. It gives the sound of the sarangi an ungraspable, ineffable character.
The Indian Sarangi player Sabir Sultan Khan belongs to Sikar gharana (school) of music which has given several stalwarts to Indian classical music. Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He trained under his father, Legendary sarangi player & vocalist ustad Sultan Khan saheb & his uncle Ustad Nasir Khan. He is the ninth generation to take up Sarangi. Sabir was exposed to music when he was six years old through his grandfather Ustad Gulab khan. He started playing live shows & recordings at the age of seven years. He shared the stage with his father and from there on took to solo concerts. Sabir is well known worldwide today for his mastery of sarangi. He has performed with renowned artists such as Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ghazal maestro Ustad Gulam Ali, A R Rehman, Salim Sulaiman, and recently played in the album of great Lata Mangeshkar.

Amsterdam based tabla player, teacher, producer & composer Heiko Dijker has been called "Ambassador of classical Indian music" by the Hindustan Times, and Dutch paper Trouw stated "It’s amazing how Heiko Dijker plays tabla; as if his hands make them speak." Heiko is well known for his high-class collaborative works with western classical, Jazz and world music as well as with top classical Indian musicians like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Matangi Quartet, Lavinia Meijer, Shankar Mahadevan, Purbayan Chatterjee and many more.

Rembrandt Frerichs is a jazz pianist and composer from the Netherlands. He is highly influenced by the American jazz tradition, classical Indian music, as well by philosophy, Persian & Arabic music. Rembrandt studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (completed with honors) and the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. At the age of 22 he made his debut at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Rembrandt plays in several of his own ensembles such as Rembrandt Trio and Levantasy (with Yoram Lachish). He has collaborated with national an international top musicians such as Kayhan Kalhor, Michael Brecker, the New Trombone Collective, Marnix Busstra, Michel Godard, and many more.

Sabir Sultan Khan - sarangi
Rembrandt Frerichs - piano
Heiko Dijker - tabla

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