The People’s Music Supply presents: WINTRY MIX
with Swetha Narasimhan (solo South Indian violin)
and Boldt Fog (Toshi Makihara on percussion, Carlos Santiago on violin, Aaron Pond on horn)
Saturday, January 27
Doors 7:30pm, music at 8:00pm
$10–$20 sliding scale
Join us in the cozy confines of the Studio 34 Lounge for a provocative musical pairing that’s guaranteed to be more enjoyable than a shower of freezing rain. Opening the concert with an inexhaustible fountain of melody is the violinist Swetha Narasimhan, performing music of the Carnatic (South Indian) traditions. In the second half of the program, the unique chamber trio Boldt Fog will unleash its shambolic sound-spasms upon your woefully unprepared ears.
Swetha Narasimhan started learning violin at the age of 6 from Dr. Narayan Raman in Indianapolis, USA. Later, she was taught by several violinists, including Shri. Purna Chander Rao, Trichy Shri. Sathyamurthy, and Smt. Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi. She is currently learning from Smt. Gowri Ramakrishnan. Swetha has participated in several music festivals and won first prizes in competitions in CMANA Great Composer’s Day and the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana. She has accompanied many major Carnatic artists in and around New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Boldt Fog is an experimental free improvised music trio based in Philadelphia. It is deft mountaineering, a meeting at the summit of interiors. A trio which reaches through the billows to give offerings. In the space is Toshi Makihara (percussionist), Carlos Santiago (violinist), and Aaron Pond (hornist). The music, the outflowing and in-passing, is of the moment, non-idiomatic. But rest assured there is chroma; there is bile, there is balance, there is a power greater than ourselves. Stronger than itself?