Describing a stunning musical concert of talented musicians can be quite a task but when it involves Bickram Ghosh and others like Sanjoy Das, Pulak Sarkar, Sekhar S, Gopal Burman and Bickram’s guru Chiradeep Lahiri, there’s no doubt it will be a concert that will leave you with a fuzzy, feel-good feeling.
After a day spent absorbing the art and culture of Hyderabad, Rhythmscape seemed charged to play for Hyderabad a genre of music that the city hardly gets to enjoy and the spunk and energy that came with the flow of the music made it difficult for anyone to tell that this was a group of classical musicians who satisfy their creative side with extempore and fusion music concerts.
To go with the theme of the corporate event, the performance lasted 59 minutes and began with the invocation of Lord Shiva, a slow, soulful song that begins the group’s concerts. Out of breath with ghatam player Suresh was stunning. The five minute song had him giving the taal and playing at the same time - non-stop. The other compositions played that evening were a mixed selection, ranging from rehearsed ones to extempore performances, where each musician threw challenges at the other, building up the crescendo with their musical replies, sometimes passive, sometimes aggressive, but all drawing loud gasps from the audience.