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Illuminating India: An Evening with Talvin Singh and Yorkston, Thorne & Khan at the Science Museum

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Time 20:00
Date 23/03/18
Price £20

An evening of classical Indian music fused with drum and bass from Talvin Singh, with support from Yorkston, Thorne & Khan - all inspired by the museum's exhibition focusing on India’s modern history.

Mercury Prize-winning composer, producer and tabla player Talvin Singh headlines this unique event with the world premiere of a brand new live musical response to Photography 1857–2017, commissioned by the Science Museum.

Talvin Singh will give a live performance of brand new compositions inspired by the Science Museum's photography exhibition that tell the story of India’s modern history, pivoting around two key dates: 1857, the year of the Mutiny and 1947, the year of Independence and Partition. This performance will be accompanied by specially-produced visuals incorporating still photography from the exhibition and archival moving images.

Singh will be supported on the night by Yorkston, Thorne & Khan. The trio is comprised of Scottish folk musician James Yorkston, double bass player Jon Thorne and sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan. Bringing together touches of jazz with traditional Indian classicism and British folk, they’re an improbable combination but one that has been met with great acclaim, described as 'heavenly' by Mojo and 'an extraordinary blend' by Record Collector.