Friday, 16 October 2009

East meets West in an exciting collaboration with Tabla

Our latest concert for the Two Moors Festival featured the amazing Tabla player Sanju Sahai. We first met Sanju when recording our latest CD 'Fireworks and Fables', where he provided authentic Tabla sounds for the indian-influenced piece, Saraswati by Edward Longstaff. It was great to get the chance to play with Sanju again and we were so excited to perform with him live for the first time. The sound of harps and tabla is an unusual combination, but somehow, the fact that both instruments have a sound that is reminiscent of water, creates a brilliant blend of eastern and western cultures, subtlety and rhythmic precision.

We are now looking forward to commissioning some new works specially written for us and Sanju so that we can show even more people how great this combination is!