Arun Ramamurthy & Trina Basu ft. Samarth Nagarkar
Violinists Arun Ramamurthy and Trina Basu reimagine the potential of string chamber music with a unique sound both deeply intimate and cinematically expansive.
Rooted in traditions of South Indian classical music, Western chamber music, and jazz, the duo is uniquely positioned to create a sound that feels ancient, orchestral, and contemporary or as The New Yorker put it “free-flowing and globe-spanning.” Combined with the duo’s fluency in improvisation, there is a clear architecture to their sound that still gives space for the two violins to be delightfully indiscernible and shine individually. Their debut album, Nakshatra, the Sanskrit word for constellation, is a profound exploration of this dance between a collective and singular sound, bursting with energy, playfulness, and a cosmic gravitas. The duo will be joined by the soulful Hindustani classical vocalist, Samarth Nagarkar.
Photo by Aria Isadora.