Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma
In 1989, Pandit Shiv kumar gave a live performance in Calcutta to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Times of India. This exquisite performances has been recorded live exclusively by Times Music.
Pandit Shiv kumar Sharma brought a number of modifications to Santoor as a musical instrument. He introduced a chromatic arrangement of notes, increased the range by a full three octaves and created new playing techniques by which he could sustain the notes and maintain their continuity while playing with the strikers. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma has won the prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy Award of India and several other national and instrumental honours.
Pandit Shiv Kumar’s Son dares to repaint life through his experiments with music. His hands move on the Santoor like an agile painter’s hand on the blank canvas, etching strokes with passion and confidence. Witness him render white through a plethora of musical shades.
By creating unmatchable music sans boundaries on an instrument with 100 strings, Rahul Sharma proves that nothing is unachievable. Son of the celebrated Santoor player Shiv Kumar Sharma, he carries the legacy of ‘being different’ rather well. His deep understanding of music and exposure to various genres such as popular, new age, being-energy trances, folk, sublime and more along with a sound grounding in Hindustani Classical Music have enabled him to create a mesh of sounds that is unique and spell binding all at ones. With psychedelic sound and textured ambient echoes stitched on the broad canvas of classical music, his musical presentation is like an alluring picture that redefines tradition. He extensively travels and explores the marvels of nature and his musical voyages pay tribute to Mother Nature in their own mystically enchanting way. Experience the amalgamation of sounds created by this young innovative master.
CD 1 –Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma
1. Alaap, Jod, Jhala
2. Gat in Vilamabit Jhap Taal,
Gat in Drut Teen Taal
CD 2 – Rahul Sharma
1. January – Snowfall
4. Faith – Purity – Innocence
5. Silver Moon – White Lace
6. The Bride – an Unfinished Love Story
8. December-ci acia com com ci acia (Portuguese)