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Performers

Musician, Sound Engineer & Music Producer
Tabla

Date & Time

Friday Fri, 24 May 2024

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Guitar Waali Baithak is a concept that combines Indian Classical Music with the electric guitar in an intimate setting. Unlike more formal concerts held for large audiences, a baithak brings together artists and listeners in relatively close quarters. This allows for direct interaction between the artist and the audience, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art form.

Baithaks are vital in preserving the essence of Indian classical music, and this modern take infuses it with the vibrant sounds of the electric guitar, revitalising the age-old tradition with contemporary flair.

In Guitar Waali Baithak, Aniket Gundewar performs Hindustani Classical Music in the traditional style on the Electric Guitar. The performance commences with soulful Alaap, intricate Jod, and rhythmic Jhala on the Electric Guitar. These melodic explorations set the stage, allowing the raga’s essence to unfold. As Anand HS joins on tabla, the performance transitions into a composition in Vilambit Tala (slow tempo). The tempo gradually accelerates with 2-3 compositions in Drut Tala (medium-fast tempo).

At the exhilarating Ati Drut tempo, Aniket and Anand engage in a musical dialogue – a Sawaal Jawab between the Electric Guitar and Tabla. The recital reaches its zenith with a Chakradhaar Tihaai—a rhythmic pattern that circles back seamlessly. Transitioning into a semi-classical mode, Aniket and Anand explore the emotional nuances of Semi-Classical Dhun (Second Raga) concluding the performance with Raga Bhairavi.

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Performers

Aniket Gundewar

Musician, Sound Engineer & Music Producer

Aniket Gundewar is an Indian classical musician who plays the electric guitar with a unique style that blends Gayaki Aang and Tantkari Tantra techniques. His journey began under the guidance of violinists Pandit Atulkumar Upadhye and Shri Tejas Upadhye, who belong to the tradition of Pandit Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale and Pandit Shridhar Parsekar. Over the years, he has performed at various venues and events across India.

Beyond his musical pursuits, Aniket is also a sound engineer and music producer. He has had the privilege of working with award-winning artists. Despite holding a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune, his true passion lies in music. In 2022, he was given the “Rising Stars” award by UVVV, Pune. His vision is to make Indian classical music more relatable and popular among a wider audience.

Anand HS

Tabla

Shri Anand HS is a professional tabla player/music teacher, based out of Bengaluru. He has been the disciple of Pt. Amrutesh Kulkarni (Bangalore) since 2019 and is also the founder of The Taalmagic Trust (R), a platform that promotes Indian Classical Music by organising monthly music concerts and private baithaks for discerning listeners and, offers classical music lessons and also personalised lessons to enthusiastic learners.