The Space Between the Notes
Curated by: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture

In January 2017, ‘In Session’, a special series curated by G5A, was conceived with the intent to dissolve the irreducible gap we often experience between artists and audiences. 


The opening concert was a rare musical experience with Ustad Zakir Hussain and Niladri Kumar as they improvised right before the audience in a live video and album recording session!


Here the artists were as much in anticipation of how the evening will unfold, as the spectators.


Audience participation became a vital part of the performance and this in turn began to redefine the performer-spectator relationship and the performance itself.


The result was an elated audience, exhilarated artists, and one memorable performance!


But there was another special outcome that emerged out of this experience, a carefully and beautifully crafted film ‘The Space Between The Notes’ by Sumantra Ghosal. 


The film not only captured this unforgettable LIVE performance, but is also interlaced with candid conversations with the two artists.


Come join us for the premiere screening of this film and engage in a conversation after with Ustad Zakir Hussain and the celebrated Sitar player Niladri Kumar themselves, along with the filmmaker Sumantra Ghosal.


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