Visiting Practitioners Series: Moushumi Bhowmik
Thursday 25 October | London College of Communication (Lecture Theatre A)
2pm – 4pm | Open to all
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Founder of the Travelling Archive, Moushumi Bhowmik is an Indian Bengali singer whose music draws its repertoire both from her own compositions and the rich folk heritage of Bengal. Her music aims to stress the continuity between diverse musical traditions – kirtan, bhatiyali, adhunik, the blues and both Indian and Western classical music – blending them into a subtle and distinctive musical language. Moushumi has composed for Bengali documentary and art cinema, including films that have won the Critics' Prize at Cannes and Best Music at Kara Film Festival, Karachi. In 2003, Moushumi began The Travelling Archive, recording and documenting the rich and varied tradition of folk music in West Bengal and Bangladesh. This project explores new avenues of research and dissemination through working with archival material, writing and publication, presentation-performance and lectures and includes The Travelling Archive website.
CRiSAP and the Sound Arts Department at LCC co-run a Visiting Practitioners Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term member of Sound Arts staff curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work.