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Dhrupad singing workshop – Marianne Svašek
11/03/2018 - 15:00 - 16:30 / 12€

Dhrupad singing – the space in between the notes


During the workshop, Marianne will focus on different voice technics used in Indian classical music, like linking notes.
She will explain the form of the style and way of improvising.
It will be a practical vocal workshop.


Dhrupad is the oldest form of North-Indian classical music. Its origin is linked with the recitation of the sacred syllable Om and the Vedic sutras. Throughout centuries Dhrupad has been practised both vocally and instrumentally in temples and later on at the North-Indian courts. After India’s independence, when the many small kingdoms were replaced by the present democracy, much of its performance ceased to exist.

Studying Dhrupad is very time consuming and characterized by an oral tradition in which a master teaches his pupil. It is a refined and meditative musical form, which gradually developed into a highly sophisticated and challenging musical discipline.

Also today, in the 21st century, Dhrupad’s artistic and spiritual expressiveness is widely appreciated. Though convincingly a powerful musical form, Dhrupad invites both musicians and public into a state of stillness and contemplation.


No prior knowledge or training needed, open for all.


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