King of Ghosts (New Score) Soumik Datta & City of London Sinfonia

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  • 1Morning Song04:18
  • 2The Chase04:37
  • 3Goopy's Song02:40
  • 4How to Stop a War07:11
  • 5Brothers Unite01:50
  • 6The Encounter04:33
  • 7King of Ghosts02:48
  • 8Ghost Dance05:33
  • 9Travellers02:18
  • 10Boons01:43
  • 11Chasing Them01:36
  • 12Barfi the Wizard01:46
  • 13The King's Story04:33
  • 14Chasing Us03:32
  • 15Bamboo Dark01:50
  • Total Runtime50:48

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"One of the biggest new music talents in Britain" (Vogue), sarod maestro Soumik Datta performs his original score to the 1968 Satyajit Ray film, King of Ghosts, on Globe Music, the new record label from Shakespeare’s Globe. Audiences around the world have marvelled at this explosive, rollicking film score, played by orchestras from Singapore to Edinburgh. The project finally arrived in the Globe’s candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to great acclaim in 2017 as part of the Globe’s Festival of Independence. Featured on this recording are the City of London Sinfonia and Iris percussionist Cormac Byrne, as well as conductor Bill Barclay, the Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe. The result is a unique melange of global influences from Bollywood scores, contemporary orchestral music, Celtic percussion and British Indian song craft, fused together into a toe-tapping, pitch-bending, ecstatic hour of vibrant new instrumental music.

Soumik Datta, sarod
City of London Sinfonia

Soumik Datta
is a British Indian composer and virtuoso player of the sarod – a 19-stringed, fretless instrument with a nomadic history spanning ancient Afghanistan and colonial India. Soumik is not only a solo virtuoso. He is also innovative and generous, working with other musicians to create fabulous new pieces, bringing his sarod and their instruments to new and wider audiences around the world.

Trained by the sarod legend Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta while completing his Masters in Composition at Trinity College of Music, Soumik’s concerts bridge the world of Indian classical and contemporary music. In 2014 he played his sarod for the instrument’s first concerto, composed by Param Vir bridging the worlds of contemporary western music and Indian raga music. In the same year, Soumik was commissioned by Edinburgh Mela and the Commonwealth Games to re-score Satyajit Ray’s 1969 epic Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. The show has received rave reviews and has been played by leading orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Moroccan Orchestra.

Conceived as a cine concert, King of Ghosts features Satyajit Ray’s cult and off-beat film projected on a large screen with a reimagined live cinematic score. The new orchestration features the haunting sounds of Soumik’s sarod, Cormac Byrne’s Irish folk rhythms and a string sextet from the City of London Sinfonia. The film follows the magical journey of Goopy and Bagha, who are granted three wishes by the benevolent yet terrifying King of Ghosts. It will take the audience on a breathtaking and magical journey across rural India – a vintage superhero film at its best!

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