Maestro Bickram Ghosh is one of India's greatest classical tabla players. He is revered globally for his dexterity on the tabla and also for being one of the pioneers of experimental fusion music. He is an extremely successful film music director having scored for over 36 feature films, one of which got him an Oscar contention. Ghosh is known to experiment and reinterpret music and culture; he dabbles in a vast repertoire of musical genres, from classical, rock, new-age, fusion to film music.
Having performed the world over with the greatest names in classical music (especially Pt. Ravi Shankar with whom he played for over a decade), Ghosh went on to form his band Rhythmscape. He played on four albums that were nominated for Grammys including George Harrison's Brainwashed. He played on "Full Circle" with Pandit Ravi Shankar which won Shankar a Grammy. Ghosh's subsequent super successful solo albums like Beyond Rhythmscape, Folktail, Drum Invasion. Kingdom of Rhythm, Interface, Electro classical, Transformation etc. have consolidated his position as a pioneer of a new fusion sound.
Bickram has composed for 36 feature films so far including the Mira Nair presented, SooniTaraporewala directed Little Zizou.
11th August, 2019 11:30 AM