T.L. Mazumdar speaks to London-based US-Indian Violinist/Composer, and Fullbright scholar, Preetha Narayanan.
With a list of collaborators that include the likes of Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh OBE, Kae Tempest, Jocelyn Pook, Oi Va Voi, and Bianca Gismonti, and London Contemporary Orchestra, amongst many others, Memphis-born, US-Indian Violinist/Composer, Fullbright scholar and co-founder of ensembles Quest Ensemble and Balladeste Preetha Narayanan embodies a unique musical personality which transcends multiple genres, cultures, and countries.
On completion of a Masters's and a doctorate in Creative Learning at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the London-based artist (who is also a practicing Yogi and a certified yoga teacher from the renowned Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram institution in Chennai, India) has gone on to be one of the city's most valued members of the global arts community.
In this contemplative conversation we catch up for the first time since our last encounter collaborators at an intimate concert in London and riff on the experiences of growing up brown in white social paradigms, the practice of Yoga as a philosophy, and the impact broad-minded parenting from a generation less privy to labels can have on the subconscious mind and eventually the practice of an art.
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