Concert | Scale to Scale, a French-Bangladeshi Musical Collaboration | April 14

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Date(s) - 14/04/2020
12:00 am

Location TBC


Alliance Française of Hyderabad invites you to the concert “Scale to Scale” on Tuesday April 14th.


Timing and Location TBC

Laurent CUNIOT, Creation
Traditional music from Bangladesh

Farida PARVEEN, Voice and harmonium

Hadhoum TUNC, Soprano

TM+ musicians:
Nicolas FARGEIX, Clarinet
Jean-Pierre ARNAUD, Oboe
Florian LAURIDON, Cello

Farida Parveen’s musicians:
Gazi Abdul HAKIM, Flutes
Asm REZA, Dhol
Sheik Jalal UDDIN, Dotora
Debendra Nath CHATTERJEE, Tablas

Yann BOULOISEAU, Sound engineer

Conceived as a meeting point between two continents, two eras, and two traditions, this concert brings together onstage 2 singers, 5 traditional Bangladeshi musicians, and 3 musicians from TM+, in an unprecedented musical and human dialog.
A new « Voyage of the Ear », brought to you by the Ensemble, this concert blurs the borders. It creates a previously unseen universe via the confrontation, and superimposition at key moments, of two singular musical identities which converge into a single musical emotion.
It’s a poetic and musical dialog between the Hindustani tradition and the modernity of the Western language, which come together in this beautiful dimension of the untold. The untold of a tradition, whose codes and tones remain foreign by definition, yet are there to be discovered or rediscovered. The untold of a new work, in a style that transmits the world in a unique way.


Prélude, Laurent Cuniot
Kanchar Bhitor Ochin Pakhi, Lalon Song
Les vagues sourient sur tes lèvres, Laurent Cuniot
Lalon Koy Jaatir Kee Roop, Lalon Song
Barir Kache Arshi Nagar, Lalon Song
À l’aube, l’oiseau, Laurent Cuniot
Milon Hobe Katu Dine, Lalon Song
Pare Loye Jao Amaye, Lalon Song
Dans la nuit mystique, Laurent Cuniot
Shomoy Gele, Shadon Hobe Na, Lalon Song

About LAURENT CUNIOT, Composer and Musical Director:
Laurent Cuniot is one of the few French musicians to be both a composer and a director.
He founded TM+ in 1986. As its music director, he has been developing its artistic project and made of TM+ one of the main orchestral ensembles of contemporary music in France.

Farida Parveen was born in 1954 in Natore, Bangladesh and was brought up in Kushtia. In 1968 she was enlisted with Rajshahi Betar as a Nazrul singer . Though she started her career with Nazrul Geeti, Farida attained popularity in 1973 when she performed the patriotic song Ei Padma eiMeghna and the Lalon song Shatyo bol shupothey chol. Throughout an outstanding carrier she has enchanted music lovers with songs like Tomra bhulei gechho Mallikadir naam, Nindar kanta jodi and several Lalon classics. She had travelled to many countries promoting and upholding our heritage of rich folk music. As an ambassador of Lalon songs she has gained huge appreciation.
Farida Parveen has been singing for more than thirty years with her singularity mellifluous voice, which flows just as the one thousand and one rivers of her sonar(golden) Bangla. Her inimitable style, her interpretation of the diverse moods of the songs and subtle tonal variations amply bring out the inner meaning of these songs. Farida has helped restore to the quintessential elements of Baul tradition : its simplicity of approach, its celebration of joy and its enlightened yet intimate understanding of the relations between the body and soul. Listening to Farida rendition of Lalon immortal songs is thus a pure experience. Among the proponents of Lalon geeti, Farida Parveen is particularly worth mentioning for her extensive work in modernising tunes. She also supports the anti-poverty campaign in Bangladesh.

About TM+, Orchestral Ensemble:
Since its first concert that took place in 1986 at Radio France under the baton of Laurent Cuniot, TM+ has made a name for itself as one of the first French ensembles dedicated to contemporary and classical repertoires.
With a nucleus of 22 musicians, all remarkably versatile, TM+ has been developing a rigorous in depth approach to the performance of works composed in the 20th and 21st centuries, with frequent incursions into a more distant past. Its goal is to foster a modern day ensemble that takes into account past-present relationships.