Soumik Datta & Bernhard Schimpelsberger – Circle of Sound *New album* & Tour (28 April – 21 May)

Circle of Sound launch concert this Sat at the Rich Mix London.

SPRING TOUR DATES

Rich Mix London – 28 April World Premiere

Rich Mix, Shoreditch, E1

Rich Mix, Shoreditch, E1 (Photo credit: Ewan-M)

Leicester, Curve – 29 April

Wild Heart Festival, Sussex – 5 May

Colston Hall, Bristol – 10 May

The Forge, London – 21 May

Singapore Arts Festival – 23-28 May

British Council Connections Tour to Malaysia, 1- 6 June

India, Live In Music – 7 June

India, Live in Park Festival – 8 June

Austria – 14 June

Rhythms of the World Festival UK – 14 July

Snapshots Festival Closing Event. Rich Mix, London – 21 July

NEW ALBUM OUT May 2012

Soumik Datta & Bernhard Schimpelsberger

Circle of Sound

Web: www.circleofsoundmusic.com

follow on Twitter @cosoundmusic

Live Trailer:

Listen to the track Orion on Soundcloud: http://snd.sc/x5V0Zo featuring Talvin Singh

CONTEMPORARY RISING STARS OF BRITISH ASIAN MUSIC-SOUMIK DATTA AND BERNHARD SCHIMPELSBERGER – LAUNCH THEIR NEW ALBUM ‘CIRCLE OF SOUND’ WHICH FEATURES MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE WINNER TALVIN SINGH. PREMIERE TAKES PLACE AT RICH MIX, LONDON IN APRIL 2012 FOLLOWED BY A UK AND INTERNATIONAL TOUR

Sat 28th April, Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd, London at 8pm

Soumik Datta – Sarod & Ambient Sound Design; Bernhard Schimpelsberger – Drums, Cajon, Percussion And Vocal Percussion

Talvin Singh – Tabla (Track 1); Manu Delago – Hang (Tracks 1, 6); Pirashanna Thevarajah – Morsing (Track 1); Simon Nader – Voice (Track 3)

Conceived as a multi-media show during an artist residency at the Alchemy festival at London’s South Bank Centre, Circle of Sound is as dramatic and rounded a piece of work as is possible for a duo to make. In fact it is difficult to remember at times that it is primarily a duo album. As each track enfolds you are drawn into a conversation that is constantly changing and renewing, coming at you from all sides – you are in a ‘Circle of Sound’.

This ability to create immersive music from limited resources (in terms of the instrumentation) is not just a product of studio trickery (although the album is beautifully produced, with a big, warm sound). A glance at the video below will demonstrate the energy, commitment and joy in playing generated by Soumik and Bernhard.

That this Indian-Austrian duo is London-based is testament yet again to the extraordinary cultural diversity of the city. The album (and Talvin’s input is no accident here) is also an expression of the cultural invention and a contemporary insight into the sounds of South Asian music. But in the end national and cultural boundaries are there to be burst open and Circle of Sound does just that – creating a genuinely fresh, exciting and universal musical experience.

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About Karl Dallas

Former BBC and IRN presenter, presenter of jazz, classical, movie and talk shows on Bradford Community Broadcasting, editor and presenter of VideoCaroline, "the best TV over the Seven Seas".
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