WMI PLUS At Home
WMI PLUS At Home features artist conversations and demonstrations, and takes a deeper dive into the musical traditions and instruments from around the world from the comfort and safety of your home. These talks will be led by fellow musicians, scholars, radio hosts, DJs and ethnomusicologists.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 6 PM EDT
Indian Classical Music with Alam Khan and Saraswathi Ranganathan
WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, yet you have to register to reserve your space. When registering online, please be sure to complete your reservation by selecting the PROCESS ORDER button on the REVIEW page. You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is complete. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Notifications will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.
This event features an interview with north Indian classical musician and composer Alam Khan, led by south Indian musician Saraswathi Ranganathan. The guests will also be making music recommendations for participants. The discussion will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.
About Alam Khan: Alam Khan is the senior instructor at the legendary Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, CA. The oldest school of Indian music in the United States which was founded by Alam's father. A composer and musician, Alam plays the Indian instrument the sarod. He will talk about the instrument, the Hindustani classical system of Indian music, and will share his efforts to bring Indian classical music to a wider audience.
About Saraswathi Ranganathan: Saraswathi Ranganathan is a south Indian classical musician and composer who plays the ancient instrument the veena. She is an ambassador for Carnatic (south Indian classical) music and has championed international collaborations and tours with her ensemble Surabhi Ensemble.
WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison.