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This performance piece is a collaboration between the Indian duo Maati Baani and French Hurdy-Gurdy player, Guilhem Desq.
Maati Baani is a music duo formed by Music Composer/Producer Kartik Shah and Indian Classical Vocalist Nirali Kartik. Till now they have collaborated with over 150 artistes across the world and are known as the contemporary sound of traditional India. Their songs feature street musicians, famous Youtubers, Folk artistes from different countries and also rare and endangered traditions of music. Together they are redefining collaborations in music with their unique approach of creating music - over the internet.
They find musicians online, co-create a piece together without meeting the musicians in person with the help of skype rehearsals and studio technology. Their aim is to create a song in every country of the world!
Guilhem Desq is an electric 'hurdy gurdy' player from France, offering a surprising journey around his unusual instrument. Although he draws his energy from his instrument’s tradition, he gets his inspiration mainly from modern music and improvisation.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx