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‘Within the Flow’ is an hour long experience consisting of solo saxophone and duo pieces with Bangalore artist Yashas Shetty (Indian Sonic Research Organization) on electronics. The performance will be interactive, not only between the musicians but also with the audience. It is based on the art of improvisation considered as an alternative way of being in the present. Pascal will also present some improvisational concepts and introduce the audience to the philosophy of improvisation.
Pascal Sieger learnt music from Luciano Pagliarini, and has been an independant professional saxophonist and composer for three decades. He has played sessions with leading musicians in Europe and the USA and has composed extensively. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the School of Advanced Social Studies (EHESS) in Paris. His research is on “Artists’ communities and networks in India”.
Pascal has been with Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre and Arts and since 2001 and simultaneously at Auroville. He has performed with Adishakti in Brhannala and Ganapati at various venues both national and international. He also performed in Adishakti’s The Hare and The Tortoise, for which he composed and directed the music. Today, he lives between Paris and Bangalore where he is the administrator of the writers’ residency Sangam House. He performs in France with Urs Graf Consort and in solo shows.
As an anthropologist he is interested in the process of community building, as well the creation of situations and spaces. As each performance is unique, it becomes a situation generating an ephemeral community with very specific dynamics defined by the space where it takes place.
Yashas Shetty is an artist and educator based in Bangalore. He is currently an Artist in Residence and faculty at the Centre For Experimental Media Arts at Srishti in Bangalore and an artist in residence the National Centre For Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore. His practice explores working between various disciplines including installation, sound, software and biotechnology. The work he produces is situated between the arts and the sciences, creating situations of dialogue between scientists, artists and the larger community. He has conducted workshops and taught in colleges in India and abroad.
In 2007, he helped start the Centre for Experimental Media Arts at Srishti. He is currently working on developing an open source framework and community for artists and designers working with living organisms.