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A durational sound performance exploring contemplation of the internal space.

By Jason Singh in collaboration with Liz Hanks and Ranjana Ghatak.

Three musicians each with their own unique performative and listening practices will come together to create a durational immersive performance of live soundscapes inspired by Indian ragas, nature, repetition, minimalism and contemplation.

Using a combination of voice, cello, harmonium and electronics to generate and create live immersive soundscapes, the performance will also be an open space allowing audiences to enter, sit, move and leave freely.

The focus of this performance is on sound to help facilitate a unique contemplative experience.

This performance will bring people together to experience an interpretative message about the internal journey of the mind towards obtaining peace.

Co-commissioned by Without Shape Without Form, (WSWF) and Asian Arts Agency.

About the artists 

A colour photograph of musician Jason Singh.
Jason Singh

Jason Singh is a sound artist, nature beatboxer, producer, DJ, facilitator and performer. His work is an ongoing exploration of the natural world, the human voice and music technology. With works spanning a wide range of creative disciplines, his output includes immersive audio installations, sound works derived from plant biodata, radio programmes, sound design and DJ sets. His work has featured on BBC Springwatch, Countryfile, Radio 3 and 6 Music. Singh’s collaborations and commissions include Sir David Attenborough, George Ezra, BBC, V&A Museum, Kew Gardens, National Trust, Tate Britain, Yazz Ahmed, Shabaka Hutchings, Sarathy Korwar, Nitin Sawhney and Talvin Singh.

A colour photograph of musician Liz Hanks.
Liz Hanks

Liz Hanks is a cellist, composer and collaborator based in Sheffield. Being particularly drawn to folk, Indian classical, and minimalism, improvisation is key to much of Liz’s creative output. She has collaborated with presenter and silent film pianist Neil Brand and at the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival. Indian music has become influential in her creative direction and playing practice. She has collaborated with musicians like Kirpal Singh Panesar and Jasdeep Singh.

A colour photograph of singer and composer, Ranjana Ghatak
Ranjana Ghatak

Ranjana Ghatak is a singer/composer. She started her learning in the classical and devotional Hindustani vocal traditions in her hometown of London, before continuing her study under the guidance of Maestro Pandit Ajoy Chakabarty. Ranjana has explored traditional music in addition to juxtaposing the beauty of sacred vocal music with contemporary instrumentation. Performances include Bath Music Festival, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Cadogan Hall and opening for John McLaughlin, Shai Maestro and Trilok Gurtu. Collaborations include Nitin Sawhney, LPO and RPO. She has performed in the opening sequence of the Opening Ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in July 2022.

Part of Journey of the Mind programme of events at Arnolfini.

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