Inspired by a beautiful book picked up in a second-hand book shop, Arun Ghosh takes this ancient text and reimagines it through spiritual music from across the world.
Deploying the range and subtleties of an incredible line up, Canticle of the Sun harnesses the intensely evocative sounds of qawwali, meditative mantras, Ethiopian Mezmur, Gregorian chants and spiritual jazz to create a transcendental sound world. Underpinned by the chant of the English translation, instruments and voices are layered on top; balancing electronic and acoustic, recorded natural sounds with instruments, spoken against the sung Umbrian text.
Arun Ghosh – clarinet, voice, guitars, harmonium
A drinks reception and opportunity to meet the artist will follow this special ‘work in progress’ performance.
Presented in partnership with Sound UK