Bach and Ragas
Jan Müller-Szeraws' project is a journey which reveals glimpses of the deep shared source of human creativity. The juxtaposition between East and West in the masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach and Shirish Korde opens the listener's ears to a profound aural world, enabling fresh insight of the old and the new. Bach's cello suites and Korde's Alaps present an opportunity for the performers to aim for a state which is fresh, innocent and effortless, almost improvised.
Bach and Ragas was created to present with variable instrumentation. One option feature's Müller-Szeraws' virtuosity in a solo cello recital, and there are other programs that showcase the playing of master tabla player Amit Kavthekar and percussionist Jonathan Hess.