January to June 2007

Fawsan Husain Silverscreen
Photographs taken on the sets of various Bollywood productions. The fifth show of the first season of Tasveer.

The History of Stained Glass
A talk by Patrick Reyntiens
Patrick Reyntiens is a stained glass artist who has been associated intimately with major achievements in the medium since 1951. He studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and his own work includes the complete Leyland Priory, The RIBA award winning church at Woodthorpe, Nottingham and two churches in Waterford in Ireland. He has collaborated with artists such as John Piper and their work includes Oundel School Chapel, Coventry Cathedral and Eton College Chapel. He has also worked with Ceri Richards at Derby and Liverpool Cathedrals.
The talk was conducted in association with Gallery Katayun.

The Music Room
The Music Room was conceived as a conceptual space arising from the need to have a space, in which musicians of any persuasion and background – Hindustani classical, Carnatic, jazz, rock, pop, Rabindrasangeet could meet, perform and talk about their music to a small, casual audience. It was also a place for musicians to depart from their conventional practice: for first-rate accompanists who might also be terrific soloists or composers, for instance, to bring their work before an audience; for ongoing experiments to find a hearing. The first season of The Music Room was curated with Amit Chaudhuri.

Arshad Ali Khan at the Seagull Bookstore
Arshad Ali, is a young classical vocalist, a scholar of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata, and a representative of the Kirana gharana tradition of Khayal singing.

Bikram Ghosh, 22nd May, Seagull Bookstore
Bikram Ghosh is an eminent tabla player, composer and the lead person of the fusion band Rhythmscape.
He has been a lecturer at the reputed Rabindra Bharati and Vishwa Bharati Universities in India. He has two Grammy nominations for whis work with Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Ravi Shankar
Amyt Datta & Pink Noise, 18th June, Seagull Bookstore

Pink Noise is one of the most prominent bands in the Calcutta music scene having performed for over 20 years in their various incarnations. With a number of original songs to their credit, the session Birth of a Song at the Seagull Bookstore was an interactive session on their song-writing process.


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