Through this sound adventure, discover a spiritual quest combining the mixing of electronic music and the sweetness of carnatic melodies.
During their meeting in Royaumont in 2013, Ambi and Yérri-Gaspar discovered two complementary universes. They decide to resonate in a duet combining the notion of revisited Indian traditions. Soundscape, electroacoustic, traditional music are at the rendezvous of this project combining tenors and virtuosos of their instruments.
Ambi Subramaniam gave his first performance at the age of seven and since then has performed in many prestigious venues across the world. He has received the Ritz Icon of the Year Award, the Rotary Youth Award, two GiMAs (Global Indian Music Award for Best Fusion Album and Best Carnatic Instrumental Album) and Big Indian Music Award (for Best Carnatic Album).
Hailed as “the new king of Indian classical violin” (The Times of India), Ambi regularly plays duet violin concerts with Dr. L. Subramaniam and solo concerts. He has performed at the prestigious Dussehra Festival at the Mysore Palace, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, the Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Chicago, the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Maximum India Festival at Kennedy, the Royal Opera House, Muscat, and at the Centenary Celebration of the Banglaore Gayana Samaj.
Ambi was a featured soloist for the Sounds of India program featuring talented instrumentalists from around the country. Ambi has been invited to perform at TEDx events to expose new audiences to Carnatic music, and at age 13 was invited to present a concert for the then President of India HE APJ Abdul Kalam for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
As a fusion performer, he has formed a band called SubraMania with his sister Bindu. Ambi has performed extensively with his family (father Dr L. Subramaniam, mother Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, sister Bindu Subramaniam) and collaborated with Larry Coryell, Ernie Watts, Corky Siegel and Shankar Mahadevan. Ambi was a featured soloist at the Violins for Peace concert series which featured Mark O’ Connor, Loyko and others. He was part of a special performance at the Gateway of India in 2003, featuring violin greats Dr L. Subramaniam and Jean-Luc Ponty. He also performed at a special open-air millennium concert on new year’s eve 1999 for over 200,000 people. Ambi has been a regular performer at the Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival.
As an orchestral soloist, Ambi performed ‘Shanti Priya’ with the Seattle Symphony in January 2013. He has also performed with the Orchestra Nationale du Lille, Sinfonia Baltica, the Kwazulu Natal Symphony, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra, to name a few.
Ambi plays Western and Indian violin with equal ease, and has appeared for the Associated Board Royal School of Music’s violin exams and has been ranked first, securing distinctions and special awards. Apart from the violin, Ambi also received distinctions in Piano and Western music theory exams and was the three-time winner of the Philomena Thumbochetty Award for Best Western Classical Violinist. Ambi endorses D’Addario strings.
The third classical album “Live at Krishna Gana Sabha” has received much critical acclaim.
Born in 1982, Yérri-Gaspar Hummel (aka Kaspår) is specialized in a musical practice focused on the notions of the sound situation in space, the link between sound and culture, sound movement and multimedia approach through concerts, varied performances and installations. His sonic and visual work is manifested in several production media. He explores music from improvisation to writing inspired by objects and the rhythm of everyday sounds. In 2007 and 2012 he is the national laureate of a European project for the youth and sets up the international project AMBITUS, focused on a sound recording using the binaural recording technique. In 2018 he wons the project « réinventer l’opéra » from the French national organisation « Réunion des Opéras de France » for his project OPENGROUND with the architects Jakob & MacFarlane.
Yérri-Gaspar has set up his acousmonium, his sound laboratory and the EXHIBITRONIC festival in Strasbourg within more than 10 years in the French east region. He performs and composes in many forms and with musicians and DJ’s such as Pablo Valentino, Ambi Subramaniam, HANATSU mirror, Accroche Note, Leopoldine HH, Yvan Etienne, Christine Ott, Felix Verry. Since 20 years, he has performed in many places such as 104 in Paris, Darmstadt, the Venice Biennale, the Musica Festival (Strasbourg) and other venues in Europe and the United States.