Talk with Padmashri Gundecha Brothers - 6pm
Break - 7:00 pm - 7:20 pm
Sri Yvan Trunzler performance - 7:20 - 8:30pm
This is a two part event:
1)Talk with Padmashri Gundecha Brothers - 6pm
2) Sri Yvan Trunzler will offer a Dhrupad vocal concert - 7:20pm
(Co-presented with Dhrupad Music Institute of America)
This event is a part of Dhrupad Days, DMIA's annual music festival held at Cornish College of the Arts. For other Dhrupad Days events, please visit
Want a bit of background on Dhrupad? In this engaging lecture, Padmashri Gundecha Brothers will provide an overview of Dhrupad, as well as a listening guide to deepen the experience of their concert the next day.
Sri Yvan Trunzler started his Dhrupad apprenticeship with Sri Ritwik Sanyal, a leading Dhrupad scholar and promoter internationally. In 1981, he met the legendary Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (vocal) and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (Rudra Veena), and a few years later, joined them in Bhopal at their center for Dhrupad studies. Between 1987 and 1990 he entered an intense practical study and gave his first concert with his teacher Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar.
He continues to perform and teach to this day. Yvan sees Dhrupad as a form of Naada Yoga ( Yoga of sound), if the artist pursues it as a form of spiritual development and sees the aesthetics of Dhrupad as a wonderful addition that brings one dimension greater than other forms of Naada Yoga. He relishes the melodic aspect of Dhrupad, the infinitesimal microtones, the superb precision, as generating a perceptual field opening up in all directions, and which process seems to have no end.