Urban Raga Trio: Nocturne Project

Nocturne is inspired by the North Indian concept that certain ragas express the mood, pathos, and experience of night. This project will synthesize vocabulary from Indian night ragas, western classical nocturne compositions, and contemporary improvisations to create a cross-cultural and dynamic form of night music. Within the context of American creative music, Nocturne evokes abstract themes such as the meditation of a world at rest; night terrors conjured by the imagination; and the slow cadence of blue light melting into darkness.

Urban Raga Trio consists of saxophonist Aakash Mittal, guitarist Matt Fuller, and percussionist Rajna Swaminathan. The concert is FREE and open to the public, and will take place in Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall.