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Austrian musician Lukas Ligeti’s concert in Nagaland

The Austrian Cultural Forum in collaboration with the Department of Art and Culture, Govt. of Nagaland and Hope Centre for Excellence is bringing for the first time to Nagaland, award winning Austrian composer, musician and trained percussionist Lukas Ligeti for a concert at Niathu’s Resort, on February 18.
A recognized artist in the field of contemporary music, and music at the crossroads of electronics, jazz, world music, he brings the instrument Marimba Lumina (a kind of giant xylophone) to India, with which (and with the assistance of computers) he will create contemporary music. His instrument, the marimba lumina, is an unusual electronic percussion instrument which is designed by the legendary California-based engineer Don Buchla.  Lukas Ligeti is one of the 4 or 5 artists only in the world who play the lumina. He has been composing for leading orchestras and contemporary music ensembles in North America and Europe, including the prestigious Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna Concert Hall), the Vienna Festival, the Radio symphony Orchestra Vienna, Wien Modern Festival. Last year, he wrote a concert for the instrument “Marimba Lumina” and orchestra, which premiered at Carnegie Hall New York with the American Composers Orchestra and conductor Dennis Russel Davies.
He began his India tour from 5th February, 2012 from Mumbai. He has, apart from solo performances, performed concerts together with the local musicians particularly folk artists in several Asian and African countries and also held workshops with the students, music lovers and local artists. Here in Nagaland, besides performing at the concert slated for the 18th of February, there will be workshop and demonstration at Hope Centre for Excellence on the 16th and 17th of this month for musicians, artistes and music lovers interested to interact with him. The concert is free and open to all and there will be no registration fees for the workshop, however seats are limited therefore advance booking for both the concert and the workshop is required. The following numbers can be reached for enquiries: 03862 – 233301, 9774166212 between 10:30am and 5:30pm.

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