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Inspired by India

Music from India,
America and Europe


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The music that I have learned and want to give is like worshipping God. It's absolutely like a prayer — Pandit Ravi Shankar
Hugo Ticciati violin and conductor
Hugo Ticciati
Hugo Ticciati
violin and conductor

As violinist, leader and conductor, Hugo Ticciati imbibes all possible forms of creativity, whether it be performing world premieres in the most prestigious venues around the world, improvising with monks in India, or devising innovative programmes for O/Modernt Orchestra and Festival which he founded in 2011. Alongside his passion to discover and learn from the music of previous epochs and non-western traditions, Hugo embraces the world of contemporary music. To date, over forty works have been written for and dedicated to him by a host of eminent composers, including Erkki-Sven Tüür, Pēteris Vasks, Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Albert Schnelzer and Dobrinka Tabakova.

As the Artistic Director of his own O/Modernt Orchestra, and Artistic Partner with Manchester Camerata, Hugo collaborates regularly with Kremerata Baltica, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra da Camera di Perugia. Most recently, he has been invited to work with Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Gaining a growing reputation for his innovative and adventurous programming, Hugo is frequently asked to devise and present concerts and festivals with a unique twist. This has led to ongoing collaborations with Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London. Pursuing his passion for chamber music, Hugo has developed special artistic partnerships with members of the O/Modernt Soloists as well as other internationally renowned artists, notably Evelyn Glennie, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nils Landgren, Steven Isserlis, Angela Hewitt and Olli Mustonen.

Hugo frequently gives master-classes and lectures on music-related subjects both at Scandinavia’s leading specialist music school Lilla Akademien, where he holds the post of Deputy Artistic Director, and other educational institutions around the world.

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Luciana Mancini mezzosoprano
Luciana Mancini
Luciana Mancini
mezzosoprano

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Manu Delago hang drum
Manu Delago
Manu Delago
hang drum

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Marzi Nyman electric guitar
Marzi Nyman
Marzi Nyman
electric guitar

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Matthew Barley cello
Matthew Barley
Matthew Barley
cello

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Niki Wells voice
Niki Wells
Niki Wells
voice

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Soumik Datta sarod
Soumik Datta
Soumik Datta
sarod

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Sukhvinder Singh tabla
Sukhvinder Singh
Sukhvinder Singh
tabla

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O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra
<b>East-West Inspirations</b>
East-West Inspirations

Hugo Ticciati violin
Matthew Barley cello
Sukhvinder Singh tabla

Violinist Hugo Ticciati, cellist Matthew Barley and the legendary Sukhwinder Singh take us on a contemplative journey from East to West and back again in an hour-long programme that interweaves works by (among others) Bach, Bartók and Kurtag, along with India ragas and virtuosic solos on the tabla.

As a teenager Sukwinder ‘Pinkiji’ Singh was the partner of choice for Ravi Shankar, and in a career spanning three decades he has dazzled audiences with his magnetic stage presence, at once dynamic and contemplative.

London-based cellist Matthew Barley is a passionate musical adventurer who has forged a multi-faceted musical career encompassing improvisation, new music, cutting-edge electronics and computer technology, wide-ranging collaborations and pioneering community programmes.

Programme to include

BÉLA BARTÓK Duets
LUCIANO BERIO Duets
ZOLTÁN KODÁLY Duo for Violin and Cello
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Two-Part Inventions
Macedonian, Swedish and Balkan Folk Music
Bhairavi Raag
Extended Improvision

<b>Dreams of India</b>
Dreams of India

Nicki Wells voice
Hugo Ticciati violin
Marzi Nyman electric guitar
Sukhvinder Singh tabla
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

In 1821 Beethoven described a dream journey to India and back, and his wide-ranging interest in Indian thought is recorded in his Tagebuch. The musical counterpart to his fascination with India is a contemplative mode of writing that takes inspiration from the past. This concert brings together the third movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor Op. 132, a wordless motet reimagined for contemporary ensemble, with an instrumental arrangement of Hildegard’s Vos flores rosarum, recent works by Nicki Wells, and Raga Bhairavi improvisations on melodies by Amjad Ali Kahn.

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BEETHOVEN (arr. strings) String Quartet in A minor, Op.132, III, Molto adagio – Andante: ‘Sacred hymn of thanksgiving, from a convalescent to the deity, in the Lydian mode.’
HILDEGARD (arr. strings) Vos flores rosarum
NICKI WELLS (b.1988) Four shlokas interspersed with improvisations
BEATLES Across the Universe, Let it Be
RAGA BHAIRAVI improvisations on melodies by Amjad Ali Kahn (b.1945)

<b>The White Light: The Space Between</b>
The White Light: The Space Between

Luciana Mancini mezzosoprano
Soumik Datta sarod
Hugo Ticciati violin
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener
— Arvo Pärt

At the heart of this programme lies the dialectic between inner contemplation and ecstatic joy. The sonic worlds of Arturs Maskats, John Tavener, The Beatles and India are woven together to invite a sense of reflection, a sense of surprise, a moving in and out.

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ARVO PÄRT Cantus In Memoriam Benjamin Britten
ARTURS MASKATS Song of the Lord (New commissions)
THE BEATLES Across the Universe; The Inner Light
JOHN TAVENER Mother of God, Here I Stand with sarod improvisation
SOUMIK DATTA Diverse works

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<b>A Universal Creation</b>
A Universal Creation

Hugo Ticciati conductor
Soumik Datta sarod
Manu Delago hang drum
Sukhvinder singh tabla
Matthew Barley cello
O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra

From the dark shores of nothingness the primordial vibrational OM sounded and the universe emanated. This concert begins with an Indian mantra, leading into the first day of Haydn’s Creation. Interludes of Indian music punctuate the performance of Haydn’s great work, narrating in sound the Hindu story of the origins of the world. As the performance progresses, elements of Haydn’s Creation are subtly affected by the Indian strains, while the Indian musicians draw inspiration from Haydn’s score.

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