Soumik Datta King of Ghosts
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Music

King of Ghosts - Cine-Concert

Tue 5 Feb 2019

Immerse yourself in an atmospheric Indian soundscape as sarod star Soumik Datta and City of London Sinfonia perform a double bill of music for Indian film.

Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray’s cult film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne will be projected on a large screen with a reimagined live cinematic score (King of Ghosts) that features the haunting sounds of Soumik's sarod (19-stringed fretless lute), Cormac Byrne’s Irish folk rhythms and City of London Sinfonia.

In the first half of this double bill, Around India with a Movie Camera presents some of the earliest surviving footage from India, as well as enchanting travelogues, intimate home movies and newsreels from British, French and Indian filmmakers, drawn exclusively from the BFI National Archive’s early film collection.

‘Fusion music brings to life legendary filmmaker’s work’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

Taking in maharajas and viceroys, fakirs and farmhands, as well as personalities such as Sabu and Gandhi, this compilation by award-winning filmmaker Sandhya Suri explores not only the people and places of over 70 years ago but asks us to engage with broader themes of a shared history, shifting perspectives in the lead up to Indian independence and the ghosts of the past.