Sarathy Korwar, Luna Toke & Hedrun
28 November 2019
Image: Rishabh Sood
Luna Toke conjures the percussion and rhythm of ancient times through modern soundscapes of house and techno, creating a groove that strikes a chord with most listeners in the urban jungle.
Sarathy Korwar is a percussionist/composer born in the US, raised in India and now based in London. Sarathy has been trained as a classical tabla player under the guidance of Shri Rajeev Devasthali and Pandit Sanju Sahai, and is equally at ease on the tabla and drum-kit. In 2011, he graduated with an MMus in Performance from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) in London, with a focus on the adaptation of Indian classical rhythmic material to non-Indian percussion instruments.
With an affinity for vernacular musical motifs and lush introspective ambiences, Hedrun is one of the few flags under which Mumbai resident Palash Kothari serves his brand of abstract yet tonally rich electronica. In 2017 Kothari co-founded Jwala, an 8 member collective of producers aiming to form a community within the Indian electronic music sphere and push out regular music out from largely unheard of talent.