Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Space Time: An Adventure in Melody and Rhythm
  • Performance
  • 10/6/2014
  • 19:00-20:00
  • Spooner Hall
  • Host: The Commons
Event Description
In this performance of Indian classical music, the audience experiences space in the form of musical space--its melody and harmony. Time is represented by the beat and varying rhythms. Purnaprajna Bangere is a violinist who plays a blend of north and south Indian styles of music known as the Parur style. He recently performed in the prestigious Learn Quest Music festival in Boston. Purna is also a professor of Mathematics at KU. Supreet Deshpande is a renowned tabla (Indian drums) performer. A child prodigy, he was trained by his father, Tabla virtuoso Pt. Kiran Deshpande. Supreet’s artistic style is celebrated for its clarity of bols (syllables), naad (balance of sound), and technique.