Larry Berk Artist-in-Residence Series
Master Bamboo Flautist
Grammy winner Steve Gorn, master of the Indian bansuri flute, will present a series of workshops and concerts
focused on Indian and World Music as part of his spring residency at SUNY Ulster through the Larry Berk Arts & Cultural Programs.
Gorn of Accord has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the
bansuri bamboo flute in concerts and festivals throughout the world. During the past
decade, he has performed in numerous venues in India as well as the United States.
Said Gorn of the upcoming presentations: “My goal is to stop time and bring people
to that sacred space where heart and mind meet…that’s my music.”
Free and open to the public, events will be held in the College Lounge and include:
- The Universe Hangs on Sound Workshop, March 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Focusing on India, Gorn will explore the relationship of music to the contemplative
arts, the roots in spirituality and the metaphysics of Nada Yoga - the yoga of sound.
Through ‘call and response,’ he will offer an exercise in Indian raga singing.
- Luminous Ragas: Indian Classical Music Concert, March 26, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Gorn will be joined by Samir Chatterjee on tabla to perform ragas from the Hindustani classical music tradition, as well
as folk melodies from North India. This music is passed through generations, from
master to disciple, as a living oral tradition.
- World Music Concert, April 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Gorn and Adam Rudolph, world percussionist extraordinaire, will come together to create a rich mix of luscious
melodies from India, with infectious rhythms from Morocco and beyond.
- Music in the World Workshop, April 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Drawing on years of travel, world music performance, as well as recordings and videos,
Gorn will illuminate the ways in which music connects mind and body, the individual
and society, and humanity to nature.
Read more about Steve Gorn by visiting his website, stevegorn.com.