Reincarnations - Rohan Dasika


7:00 pmThursday, 22 September 2022


The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

48 Exhibition Walk,
Clayton 3800

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Alexander Theatre

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton, VIC

Part of the Indian Performing Arts Convention (19-25 September)- a carnival of Carnatic music and a bounty of Bharatanatyam!

Witness a new incarnation of the double bass through this captivating marriage of Carnatic music with Western traditions.

Rohan Dasika is a double bassist with a diverse musical life in Australia and abroad. After being awarded the Freedman Classical Fellowship in 2019, Rohan began taking his first steps towards finding a more personal form of expression on the double bass, marrying his orchestral training with the Carnatic music of his South Indian heritage.

Rohan will perform alongside an exciting group of young musicians from Melbourne, at the peak of their fields in orchestral, contemporary classical and Carnatic music, allowing the combination the expressive capabilities of Carnatic violin with the sonic textures enabled by a string ensemble. This performance will also showcase two major commissions for solo double bass by Australian improvisers and composers Sandy Evans and Adrian Sherriff ' musicians who are both pioneers in Australia in developing hybrid practices informed by Carnatic music.


Thyagarajah (1767-1847) / Manavi

Adrian Sherriff / New Work

Sandy Evans / New Work

Patnam Subramanya Iyer (1845-1902) / Evari Bodhana

Thyagarajah, arr. V.S Narasimhan / Mokshamu

Rohan Dasika / double bass

Bhairavi Raman / violin

Molly Collier-O'Boyle / viola

David Moran / cello

Nanthesh Sivarajah / mridangam

This event was made possible with the support of the Freedman Foundation through the Music Trust.

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